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 Sundays from 10:00am-6:00pm from June 14th-August 30th.
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 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.