Rogers takes part in BikeNWA Project
From the Railyard Park to the Activities Center, connecting bike lanes as part of the city’s bike network
Rogers, Arkansas, September 20, 2016 – The City of Rogers will be holding a public kickoff meeting on September 29th, where residents and businesses are invited to take part in an innovative transportation project that will see some of the first protected bike lanes built in Northwest Arkansas. Funded by the Walton Family Foundation, and in partnership with Benton County, the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission and the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks, the project seeks to create a demonstration project that will connect the Railyard Bike Park to the Rogers Activity Center with a combination of protected bike lanes, neighborhood greenways and off road trails.
The project will be implemented with the technical assistance of the Street Plans Collaborative, an award-winning urban planning, design and advocacy firm with experience in helping cities implement needed transportation projects with a fraction of the budget and shorter timelines than conventional projects.
“Connectivity is key to a healthy Downtown District, and we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to improve our transportation infrastructure. With over 1,000 bicyclists visiting the Railyard each week, it’s imperative they can get around safely to experience everything Downtown has to offer. This demonstration project will encourage alternate forms of transportation and promote a healthy lifestyle, and we are excited to be one of the first in Northwest Arkansas to try it.” -- Greg Hines, Mayor of Rogers.
The community is invited to participate in the BikeNWA demonstration project and help guide the ongoing development of this project. Join us on September 29th, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm (Central time) at the Downtown Rogers Farmers for a kickoff meeting. For more information, contact Ben Cline at [email protected] or call 479-282-6680.