A man and woman ride a tandem bike with a sign in the foreground saying 'Slow Streets'

Slow Streets

Slow Streets

Slow Streets does not have any planned installations in 2024. Please reach out to us or your elected officials if you would like to see traffic calming in your neighborhood!

Slow Streets NWA exemplifies Trailblazers’ focus on health in community and infrastructure. The program works directly with cities and communities to identify areas in need of infrastructure improvements to increase safety, access, and conversations around mobility, whether for transportation or recreation. 

Through temporary installations of traffic calming materials, Slow Streets highlights areas lacking complete sidewalks, bike infrastructure, and connectivity to area resources. Beginning as a response to COVID-19, the program has evolved to serve the community beyond the initial challenges posed by the pandemic. 

By slowing down people driving cars, neighborhood streets are safer for all users.

A woman rides a bike across a 4-way junction


What makes a Slow Street?

Traffic-calming signage is temporarily installed on and near the route in the streets to remind people driving that they are sharing the street with pedestrians, cyclists, and scooterists. 

Who are Slow Streets NWA for?

Everyone. Routes are designed to be accessible and open to all community members, not just serious cyclists and competitive athletes. The Slow Streets NWA team works to create routes that are family-friendly and designed for users of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.


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