The report is an effort to improve equal access and options of trails in the region to everyone "regardless of their socioeconomic status or background." BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A report on Northwest Arkansas’s trails and transportation systems will be released from Trailblazers, an organization that consults on equity in trail accessibility in NWA.
The name of the full publication is called The Northwest Arkansas Trails and Active Transportation Equity Report, put together by Equitable Cities and Bike.POC and reportedly also includes input from "diverse stakeholders, including community members," Trailblazers said in their announcement of the report.
Trailblazers is an organization that formed from the merger of NWA Trailblazers which developed 300+ miles of trails in the region and a nonprofit focusing on education and advocacy for "active transportation," BikeNWA.
According to the City of Fayetteville, the definition of active transportation is any form of human-powered transportation, such as walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, in-line skating, skateboarding, or using a scooter.
The report, which will be available to the public on June 1, "provides a detailed analysis of the perceptions, use, and potential barriers to access for the region’s current state of trails and active transportation infrastructure," Trailblazers said.
The organization says the report is an effort to improve equal access and options of trails in the region to everyone, "regardless of their socioeconomic status or background."
Trailblazers goes on to say that the report identifies areas where improvements can be made to ensure that trails and active transportation infrastructure are accessible, safe, and convenient for […]