South Main Traffic Calming Project

29th Jul, 2013

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Last week the Little Rock City Board unanimously approved a traffic calming project for South Main St.  Well what on Earth is a traffic calming project and how is it good for bicycles and pedestrians?

A traffic calming project or commonly referred to as a “road diet” is where the city takes a 4 lane street with two lanes of traffic in each direction and reduces that street to 3 lanes where each direction of…

Good News

22nd Jul, 2013

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First off the traffic calming project for S. Main St. was voted on this past Tuesday was unanimously voted in favor of by the City Board.  Updates will be forthcoming on the status and details of the project.

Also, the University of Arkansas Little Rock has just received a $100,000 grant for new sidewalks along S. Harrison St. to provide a safer way to school for a nearby elementary school and public park.  The funding…

South Main Traffic Calming Project – Vote Tuesday at 6pm

16th Jul, 2013

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The Traffic Calming Project for South Main Street will be up for Vote tonight (Tuesday) at 6pm at City Hall. I am urge everyone to show up in support of this project as it has long term affects for the health of our neighborhoods all over our great City. Here are some facts, please spread the word:

* South Main project will be 90% funded by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Deptartment
* South Main…

July 10th Bicycle Friendly Community Committee Meeting

15th Jul, 2013

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City Bike Projects:

John Honeywell from Little Rock Public Works reported on the state of the city’s bike projects.  Bidding is now open for the Kavanaugh sharrow project so construction should start within 3-4 weeks.  Hopefully the traffic calming project for South Main St. will be approved this coming Tuesday and the designs for the Pinnacle Valley bike/ped project were approved last Monday.  Plans for the River Trail reroute due to the Broadway Bridge construction are…

June 12th BFCC Meeting Focus

1st Jul, 2013

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Although there where numerous issues discussed at the last BFCC meeting on June 12th the focus was clearly on the impending Broadway Bridge construction and the impact it will have on the Arkansas River Trail.  Currently the River Trail follows a route that takes it underneath the Broadway Bridge but that will have to be closed once construction has begun due to safety concerns.  That begs the big question of what to do with…

Bike/Ped Projects in Little Rock

15th May, 2013

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By: Jarred Gitz – Chief  Blogger for Bike Little Rock

The weather is starting to heat up and so are some of Little Rock’s bicycle and pedestrian construction projects.  There are a number of projects that are currently underway or will be soon and quite a few more that are in the planning stages.  Kavanaugh will be getting sharrows this summer, the collapsed drain pipe by Two River Park Bridge should be…

AHTD meeting tonight at 4pm to discuss Hwy 10 from Pleasant Valley to Ferndale Cutoff.

18th Apr, 2013

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Ark Highway & Transporation Dept is considering improvements to Highway 10 from Pleasant Valley Road to Ferndale Cutoff at a 4pm public meeting tomorrow, April 18, at Roberts Elementary School, 16601 La Marche Drive, Little Rock. Please take advantage of this opportunity to advocate for bike lanes on Highway 10 to connect neighborhoods and acces points to the River Trail at River Mountain and Pinnacle Valley Roads.  This would give many residents of West…

Ward 6 Street and Drainage Improvements Public Input Meeting – Wednesday, April 10, 2013

9th Apr, 2013

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Ward 6 Street and Drainage Improvements Public Input Meeting

Wendesday, April 10, 2013

W.W. Williams Northwest Police Sub-Station
10001 Kanis Road
6:00 PM

Topics Include: Extend bike lanes from 12th Street west to Kanis park.  Add bike paths connecting Hindman Park to Boyle Park to Kanis Park.  Begin Bike path from Rock Creek Trail from 12th Street eventually out to Rahling Road in West Little Rock.

To view remaining schedule of Ward Meetings, please visit here:

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2013/mar/22/lr-sets-public-input-meetings-street-drainage-impr/?f=news-arkansas

Public Meetings for Infrastructure Improvements

23rd Jul, 2012

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The City of Little Rock is holding a series of public meetings to set priorities for street and drainage projects to be funded by the additional revenue coming in from the new sales tax. Citizens interested in seeing infrastructure for bikes on Little Rock’s streets should attend these meetings and provide the necessary input.  Click on the link below to look at the schedule, which begins on Monday evening, July 24th.

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River Trail Segment Reopened!

16th Jul, 2012

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The section of the River Trail closed by the highway department last week has been reopened!

BACA has updated their website with the photograph below and some additional information.  Click HERE to leave BikeLR and visit their page.

 

 

 

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