May 30, 2019

Garver, City of Fayetteville equal in support for cycling

For more than two decades, the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, has promoted the use of its expansive bicycle trail network for exercise, recreation, and as a workday commute. The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce magazine recently highlighted this push with an article touching on the city’s trails and businesses that encourage employees to use them.

Photo by Keith Branch, Branch Photography. Courtesy of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

The article also credited Garver, which opened a Fayetteville office in 1996, with contributing to the rise of cycling in the area. Cycling is a key pillar of Garver’s award-winning Wellness Program, and in 2018 earned recognition as a Gold-level Bicycle-Friendly Business Award from the League of American Bicyclists. Garver has also delivered several designs for trails and trail enhancements that have benefited the local cycling community in Northwest Arkansas and throughout Arkansas.

Last year, Garver began preliminary design services for the 60-mile multi-use Southwest Trail project, which will be one of the state’s premier recreational trails, connecting Hot Springs National Park and Little Rock Central High School.

Design contributions that have improved Fayetteville’s existing trail network include an extension to the Cato Springs Trail, bridge design to enhance the Town Branch Trial, design of the Mud Creek Trail, and tunnel crossing and creek crossing design for the Frisco Trail.

 “By keeping everybody healthy, it’s a win-win for us – you’re healthy, you’re happy right?” Garver Senior Transportation Project Manager Ron Petrie told the magazine.

Garver’s commitment to cycling includes available loaner bikes for employees, bike storage facilities, and maintenance service areas at most offices.

To learn more about Garver’s trail designs, visit

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