BikeNWA

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Coordinators for the Slow Streets NWA program are asking for public input on expanding routes intended to provide safe access for pedestrians and cyclists during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is expected to run on the weekends from May through June and from September through October in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville. 

Today Pete talks with Candice Kozark, development director with BikeNWA, about their new Bicycle Friendly Business Toolkit.  This program's goal is to educate and encourage local businesses to become bicycle friendly.  The Toolkit provides tips and DIY projects for local businesses and is free of charge. 

To download the Bicycle Friendly Business Toolkit, visit https://www.bikenwa.org/toolkit .

 

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The city of Fayetteville recently secured its bid to host the 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships. We speak with Paxton Roberts, executive director of BikeNWA, about the event and about the sport of cyclocross.

BikeNWA has just completed the installation of three pilot projects in Fayetteville, Springdale and Siloam Springs. The projects, which are focused on creating safer streets for all users, were funded by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

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The Natural State Criterium Series took place in Bentonville, Rogers and Springdale this weekend and attracted more than 200 amateur and elite road cyclists from around the country and the world to Northwest Arkansas' downtowns. The riders competed in several different categories over the course of three days for $50,000 in cash prizes. The event was organized by Bike NWA, which strives to create a more bike-friendly region.

In collaboration with Benton County, the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission and the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks, the Street Plans Collaborative is creating demonstration and pilot projects that will allow cities to physically test out ideas for bicycle trails and on-street infrastructure. A public input and kickoff meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Downtown Farmers Market in Rogers.