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150 N. Skyline Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72701http://olli.uark.edu
The Razorback Greenway Project began in 2010 with plans that were drawn up by a task force comprised of regional planners, cities and residents of Northwest Arkansas. The Razorback Greenway is a 37.5 mile, primarily off-road, shared-use trail that runs from the south of Fayetteville to the city of Bella Vista. But what went into the planning? John McLarty, the Project Manager for the Razorback Regional Greenway, will offer a summary of the history, challenges, and results of the project, covering early plans devised in 2002 for a regional trail system involving historic routes in Northwest Arkansas to the eventual completion of what we have today. From funding, to RO W acquisition, to myriad regulatory hurdles, the challenges were daunting. Thanks to a regional commitment from multiple cities and both public sector and private sector support, the project was completed and officially dedicated on May 2, 2015. Since then, the cities have exceeded expectations to add spurs and loops connecting to the Greenway. The Regional trail system is used both for recreation and as an alternative to automotive commuting. Don’t miss out on this class as Mr. McLarty will feature a web link that will allow users to see the latest additions to the trail system.
Instructor: John McLarty
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