This project will create a bicycle corridor between the Razorback Greenway and Garland Avenue along the south side of Maple Street. Major project elements include: Construction of a 2-way cycle track along the south side of Maple street; signalization at Gregg Avenue and Maple street, and new sidewalks along both sides of Maple between Gregg Avenue and Garland Avenue.
Why is It Important?
This corridor was identified in the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan as a high priority catalyst project. It serves as a critical connection between the Razorback Greenway and the University of Arkansas Campus for bicycles. The cycle track will separate bicycles from both motor vehicles and pedestrians, creating a safe corridor for all users.
What is the Current Status?
The University of Arkansas, in partnership with the City and the Walton Family Foundation, has engaged a consultant for design of the cycle track corridor. Construction schedules will be developed as the design progresses.
When Will it be Completed?
To Be Determined.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the City’s portion of this project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019. The City also plans to apply for funding through the Walton Family Foundation, and the University of Arkansas has committed to matching the City’s contribution to the project.