Bike Friendly Arlington is a local group for cyclists interested in promoting bicycle-friendly culture in our community. Greenways Incorporated has been commissioned by the City of Arlington, Texas to prepare a pedestrian and bicycle (Hike and Bike) master plan for the community. The City of Arlington is looking to address both the health of its citizens and access to outdoor resources through the development of this master plan. The proposed on-road and off-road network of pedestrian and bicycle facilities will be designed to link residents and visitors to popular destinations, the workplace and school. Emphasis will be placed on integrating walking and cycling into the lifestyle of Arlington residents. This project is being done in coordination with the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department and the Community Development and Planning Department.  
 
Hike and Bike System Master Plan represents a strong City commitment to:
Affordable personal mobility, carbon-free transportation, and healthy, active lifestyles for Arlington residents.

The primary goal of this Master Plan is to create an integrated, seamless transportation and recreation framework to facilitate hiking and biking as viable transportation alternatives throughout Arlington.

The Plan defines an important connection between public health and the diminishing access to outdoor landscapes and provides action-oriented guidance for the development of an interconnected system of greenways, on-road bicycle facilities, and sidewalks. The Hike and Bike Plan is a comprehensive action plan that contains the findings of a year-long planning process that included input from area residents, City staff, a project Steering Committee, and community groups.

Bike Friendly Arlington 

 

Various events and meetings will be taking place concerning this new development, visit Greenways Inc.’s website to learn more about the plan and how you can be involved!
You can also visit their Wordpress blog!
What do YOU think about the City’s plan? Should UTA have a similar campus plan?