Active Transportation Advisory Committee

Regular Meetings

5:30 PM
2nd Wednesday, Monthly

City Administration Building
113 W Mountain Street
Room 326
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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The Active Transportation Advisory Committee formally known as The Sidewalk and Trails Task Force, also formally known as The Sidewalk and Trails Advisory Committee, was created by Resolution 71-01 on June 5, 2001.  At the July 15, 2003 City Council Meeting Resolution 102-03 was passed changing the name of the committee to "Sidewalk and Trails Task Force".  At the August 3, 2010 City Council Meeting Ordinance 5343 was passed changing the name of the committee to "Active Transportation Advisory Committee".  Ordinance 5963 passed on April 4, 2017 amending the ordinance to expand the scope of the committee’s duties and to establish a time for the election of the committee chair.  Ordinance 6196 passed on July 2, 2019 amending the ordinance to expand opportunities for Fayetteville Residents to serve on city board, commissions and committees.

The committee may make recommendations to the Transportation Committee on active transportation projects and issues including but not limited to:  Yearly trail, sidewalk, and paving overlay construction program plans. Review of overlay plans will be focused on incorporation of active transportation facilities.  5-year trail construction prioritization plan.  Major sidewalk projects, trails and other projects where major changes to existing street cross sections are planned. Changes, additions, or deletions to the Active Transportation Plan and the Sidewalk Master Plans.  

A member of the Active Transportation Advisory Committee shall present reports and recommendations to the Transportation Committee at least quarterly. The Active Transportation Committee shall host bi-annual guided tours focused on opportunities for active transportation infrastructure improvements. The tours may serve as two of the quarterly reports.


Members shall serve two-year terms. City Council, Planning Commission, and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board representatives may serve as long as they retain membership on their sponsoring body. At the first regularly scheduled committee meeting of each calendar year, the voting members of the committee shall, by a simple majority, elect from among themselves a Chair and Vice Chair.


The committee is comprised of eight voting members and seven non-voting staff / support members as follows: 

  • One City Council member
  • One Planning Commission member
  • One Parks and Recreation Advisory Board member
  • Five voting members shall be qualified electors residing in the City of Fayetteville, and appointed by the City Council, at least one (1) of whom shall represent a bicycle advocacy organization
  • Five non-voting staff / support representing the City of Fayetteville: Transportation Division, Parks and Recreation Division, Fayetteville Police Department, Planning Division, and Information Technology Divisions
  • One non-voting Washington County Planning Staff representative
  • One non-voting Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission representative

The City Council shall appoint the private citizen members through the normal Nominating Committee process. All other members of the Active Transportation Advisory Committee shall be appointed by their respective organizations.

Public Notification

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the Office of the City Clerk Treasurer which is distributed to the press and posted online.

33.331 - Attendance Requirements

(A) Any citizen volunteer member of any city board, commission or committee who fails to attend at least 70% of all meetings of that committee within a twelve (12) month period of service shall be deemed to have resigned from the board, commission or committee and that person’s position shall be deemed vacant.

(B) Such citizen may petition the City Council for reinstatement by filing a letter with the City Clerk within twenty (20) days after notification that the citizen’s position has been declared vacant and explaining why extenuating circumstances justify reinstating the applicant to his or her former position.

(Ord. No. 5446, 10-4-11)