Slow Streets are residential neighborhood streets where automobile traffic is slowed and reduced to facilitate safe space for walking, biking, and children playing. The streets remain accessible to people driving cars and trucks during the program. Drivers should travel slowly and use extra caution while driving in the street.
The intent is to help people stay healthy while remaining close to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 50 cities in the U.S. have implemented some version of Slow Streets in response to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines.
Fayetteville's summer Slow Street Program started in May of 2020 and has included areas of Wilson Park neighborhood, the Historic District, downtown and Dickson Street. BikeNWA has collaborated with the the City o Fayetteville to continue to the slow streets program into the fall of 2020. Fall events are scheduled for weekends only and include streets around Walker Park in south Fayetteville for September and Betty Jo Drive in west Fayetteville for October.
Wilson Park Slow Streets
May 26th - August 26th 2020 (complete)
Bike NWA Sunday Slow Streets - Summer program
June 14th -August 23rd 2020 (complete)
Bike NWA Weekend Slow Streets - Fall Program - S. Washington St
September 2020 (complete)
Bike NWA Weekend Slow Streets Fall Program -Betty Jo Drive and Jewell Road