For Immediate Release
May 26, 2016
Contact: Chris Brown
City Seeks Online Feedback for Transportation and Parking Future
Fayetteville, Ark. —To learn about what works and what doesn’t work with transportation and parking, the City of Fayetteville dispatched a mobile workshop van to eight locations around the in early May. More than 1,000 people were reached to give feedback about traffic, parking, bike lanes, buses and more. The City is looking to hear from more people online through June 17 to understand visions and values about getting around Fayetteville.
“The mobile workshops, online survey and the wikimap are great opportunities for us to engage the community in other venues,” said Joel Gardner, executive director of Ozark Regional Transit. Gardner continued, “I like the fact that we can reach out to people in a more casual and relaxed environment. The ability to have meaningful input and discussions between the consultants, City and the citizens of Fayetteville regarding transportation issues – from parking to sidewalks and everything in between. It allows us to focus more on what the citizens are concerned about.”
For those who may have missed the interactive mobile workshop van, the same activities are also online:
• Share goals and preferences in a five-minute survey
• Identify concerns and opportunities on a wikimap
The feedback will help shape the Fayetteville Mobility Plan, which will determine where to invest to best benefit the people who visit, work, and live in Fayetteville. In addition to the citywide transportation 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.
Two more workshops are planned to gather feedback on the transportation experience in Fayetteville and what people want the City to look like in the future. To stay informed, sign up for email updates at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/mobility. Join the conversation online by following #whichwayfay.