Alta Planning + Design
Northwest Arkansas has experienced phenomenal growth as a region in the last 20 years. With the growth of population and jobs, the demographics of the area have changed as well. With the help of the Walton Family Foundation, and other corporate partners, the communities that comprise the region have been forward-thinking in keeping the character of their individual cities and looking at the big picture as well. To continue to attract talent and increase the livability of the area, an extensive, ever-growing trail system has emerged. The goal of this report is to highlight greenway trail programs, policy, funding, and design trends, as well as best practices. This peer city and aspirational city report summarizes data gathered from eight peer cities and two aspirational cities and compares it against data from the Northwest Arkansas region.