Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
BikeNWA is seeking volunteers to help complete the installation of new bike lanes along Rolling Hills Drive and Appleby Road from Monday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 16.
The work is part of an overhaul to the existing bike lanes that run from the Razorback Greenway to Old Missouri Road near Butterfield Elementary School.
Volunteers will perform a variety of tasks, including installing rubber boundary blocks, flexible bollards or ceramic traffic buttons to the newly painted lines along the route. Shifts are needed for each day in the morning or afternoon.
About the project
BikeNWA partnered with the city on the pilot project designed to improve safety for people who ride bicycles along the corridor.
The work is funded by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, and design for the project comes from local firm Active Planning + Design. The city will restripe the paint, but BikeNWA is responsible for the installation of the new infrastructure under guidance from the city.
The work includes several features, like increasing the width of bike lanes in some areas, adding rubber boundary blocks, flexible bollards or ceramic traffic buttons to separate cars from bicycles, painting new street markings, and making changes to a few intersections.
The new infrastructure will be in place for up to a year. During that time, officials will evaluate usage and public opinion to decide whether to convert the facilities to a more permanent status.