Bicycling in Fayetteville

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The City of Fayetteville takes great pride in being a part of a Bicycle Friendly Community. Fayetteville was first designated by the League of American Bicyclists as a bronze Bicycle Friendly Community in 2010. In 2016 Fayetteville became the first community in Arkansas to be designated silver. 

The League of American Bicyclists evaluates communities in five essential areas known as "the five E's"; engineering, education, encouragement, evaluation & planning, and enforcement. The City incorporates principles from the five E's in striving to create the best possible community environment for cycling.

  1. Engineering
  2. Education
  3. Encouragement
  4. Evaluation
  5. Enforcement

The most visible evidence of a great place for bicycling is infrastructure; the physical environment is a key determinant in whether people will get on a bike and ride. The City of Fayetteville has built an extensive network of cycling infrastructure including shared-use paved trails, bike lanes, bike parking racks, and natural surface trails.

For more information about the development of trails in Fayetteville, please see Trail Construction Program.