For Immediate Release
April 29, 2016
Contact: Chris Brown
City EngineerEngineering Division
City Launches Mobility Plan to Improve Safety, Vitality: Public Invited to Workshops May 5-7
Fayetteville, AR — Streets make up 50 percent of the public space in Fayetteville, and how safe and inviting they are is the focus of the Fayetteville Mobility Plan. To launch the planning process, the City is holding workshops Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7 to create a community-based vision for how people get around.
“We want to make it easy to get around Fayetteville and have it continue to be an enjoyable place,” says Mayor Lionald Jordan. “Having our community thrive begins with making the streets safer and friendlier to people biking, walking, and riding transit.”
The Fayetteville Mobility Plan, guided by the City Plan 2030 and led by the City and consultants Nelson\Nygaard and Garver, will determine where to invest to best benefit the people who visit, work, and live in Fayetteville. In addition to the citywide plan, the planning team will evaluate parking in the Downtown and Entertainment Districts and propose opportunities to maximize the efficiency of parking at various times and days of the week.
Opportunities to Participate
Local participation is vital to understanding community goals and concerns. The first series of public workshops seeks feedback on the experience of transportation in Fayetteville and what people want the City to look like in the future.
Thursday, May 5 • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Senior Center, 945 S. College Avenue
• 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter, 319 N. Mall Avenue • 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Walker Park (near concessions), 10 W. 15th Street
Friday, May 6
• 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center, 1320 N. College Avenue • 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Harp’s Food Store, 1274 N. Colorado Drive (off Wedington)
• 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Dickson Street, northeast corner of Dickson Street and West Avenue
Saturday, May 7 • 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Fayetteville Farmers Market, 101 W. Mountain Street
• 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain Street
For more information and to sign up for email updates, visit www.fayetteville-ar.gov/mobility. Join the conversation online by following #whichwayfay.