Fayetteville, AR

Level: bronze
Population: 80,621
Population Density: 1,521 sq./mi.
Pedestrian Plan
Contact: Dane Eifling

Community Highlights

Fayetteville is a Bronze-level Walk Friendly Community because of its trail system, great planning practices, support for sidewalk construction, and use of pedestrian hybrid beacons.

  • The Active Transportation Plan clearly explains the vision and benefits of a more walkable (and bikeable) Fayetteville. The plan emphasizes the low-stress trail network and uses the pedestrian shed concept as a measure of progress.
  • Census estimates show that walking commutes are increasing while single-occupant vehicle commutes are decreasing. With 2,000 hours of staff time dedicated to pedestrian issues, supportive elected officials, and an Active Transportation Committee, Fayetteville can support initiatives that will continue to increase the mode share for walking.
  • A nine-mile segment of the Razorback Regional Greenway provides the backbone of Fayetteville’s pedestrian network. The city currently has 41 miles of greenway with another 100 miles planned.
  • The city has coordinated with the Arkansas Highway Department to install pedestrian hybrid beacons at all at-grade trail crossings on state highways. The city is also using  passive detection alert signals at high usage mid-block crossings.
  • With dedicated funding, the city is making great progress constructing sidewalk through the Sidewalk Program. Projects are prioritized based on public input, population mapping and guidance from city planners and the Active Transportation Advisory Committee.