Little Rock’s Bike Friendly Community Committee was formed by the mayor to assist the city and community as we work towards becoming a truly bike-friendly city. Along the way, we’d like to apply for, receive, and maintain a ‘Bike Friendly Community’ designation from the League of American Bicyclists.
The committee has ten voting members. Some have professional experience as attorneys, architects, and engineers. Others have background in real estate development. All are cyclists, and all are committed to the goal of making Little Rock a better place to ride a bike.
Representatives from many of Little Rock’s departments attend and participate in our meetings in an advisory role. They’re able to give updates into ongoing projects and suggestions about how best to proceed with new ideas.
Working together, this group of city professionals and community volunteers is making real progress toward making our community bike-friendly. Over the course of our time, we’ve worked to institute a bike master plan, we’ve held community bike fairs, submitted a complete streets proposal to the City Board, and we’ve implemented several street and trail improvements. We also work closely with local bike advocacy groups, and have been successful in creating a Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Little Rock.
Please join us! Our meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month, at the River Market in downtown Little Rock. They’re open to the public, and you’re welcome to attend. Your input is important, and volunteers are always needed to help with ongoing projects. Contact Bike/Ped Coordinator, John Lewandowski, if you plan to join us.
And we encourage everyone to explore the Arkansas River Trail either by bike or on foot.