The COVID-19 pandemic is changing many aspects of how we live, move about our cities, and get essential physical activity. The City of Bentonville, in partnership with BikeNWA, is piloting “Slow Streets” to support this new way of life on Sunday, May 10th, and Sunday, May 17th from 12pm to 4pm on the corridor in the link below.
This program is also intended to urge all drivers to drive slowly and safely, as we are seeing people walking and biking along ALL streets, as our hospitals have to be prepared to face unprecedented challenges and don't need any additional patients. This effort does not impact emergency vehicle access in any way.
The City continues to encourage community members to share their feedback on Slow Streets. These survey results will continue to inform the City’s implementation of potentially other streets around the city.
To share feedback on the pilot or potential next streets, please take the survey by Monday, May 18th.
The City of Bentonville Slow Streets Program is intended to support safe physical activity by creating more space for physical distancing for all residents by declaring that all Slow Streets with and without soft closure barriers are Closed to Through Traffic so that people can more comfortably use these low-traffic streets for physically distant walking, wheelchair rolling, jogging, and biking all across the City.