Bella Vista Bike Lane Assessment Study

Bella Vista, Arkansas

Over the past few years, Bella Vista has initiated an number of active transportation projects, mostly off-road, soft-surface trials.  Recently, City officials tr

aveled to Denmark to experience world-class active transportations and multi-modal transportation networks.  Bella Vista officials want to provide a safe and efficient on-road cycling facilities and this study analyzed an approximately 6-mile bike route through the central portion of Bella Vista. All of Bella Vista has challenging topography, narrow roadway right-of-ways, and limited sight distances.  Providing for an on-road bike network took a number of design solutions – climbing lanes, improved pavement markings, intersection improvements, improved signage, and extensive community education.