The Slow Streets Project

What are Slow Streets?

Slow Streets are residential neighborhood streets where automobile traffic is slowed and reduced to facilitate safe space for walking, biking, and children playing. The streets remain accessible to people driving cars and trucks during the program. Drivers should travel slowly and use extra caution while driving in the street. 

The intent is to help people stay healthy while remaining close to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 50 cities in the U.S. have implemented some version of Slow Streets in response to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines.

Fayetteville's summer Slow Street Program started in May of 2020 and has included areas of Wilson Park neighborhood, the Historic District, downtown and Dickson Street. The Fall 2020 are scheduled for weekend only and include streets around Walker Park in south Fayetteville for September and Betty Jo Drive in west Fayetteville for October. 

Wilson Park Slow Streets May 26th - August 26th 2020 (complete) 
Sunday Slow Streets - Summer program June 14th -August 23rd 2020 (complete) 
Weekend Slow Streets - Fall Program - S. Washington St September 2020 
Weekend Slow Street Fall Program - Betty Jo Dr
October 2020

Walker Park / S. Washington Ave. Sunday Slow Streets map

Walker Park Slow Streets Map

We’d like to hear from you!

What do you think of the Slow Streets pilot programs in Fayetteville?  Please visit Speak Up Fayetteville and take a short survey to let us know your opinion

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Interested in having your street designated as a Slow Street?

Begin your application process by contacting Dane Eifling, Mobility Coordinator at 479,.575.8243, or by email at

Streets eligible to be Slow Streets:  In evaluating streets for consideration, it is important to consider need based on the number of homes, sidewalk and trail access in the area, and the amount of cut-through traffic on the street.

Priority “slow street” locations should:

  • Be in an ordinary and predominantly residential area
  • Have a significant amount of cut-through traffic
  • Have long block lengths with minimal number of street intersections
  • Have parallel streets that offer drivers a reasonable detour while the street is closed.