Welcome to Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas
New State Bike/Ped Plan (3/1/2014)
The Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department is looking to become more bike/ped friendly the Arkansas Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan website is up and running at: www.arkansasbikepedplan.com. You'll find the meeting materials, presentations, summaries, link to the public outreach survey, and a way to sign up for future information sharing.
Be sure to take the questionnaire below to provide valuable input:
Arkansas now has a Bicycle Safety Manual based on state laws. The state is working on funding for printing but until then, please share this electronic version: https://static.ark.org/eeuploads/asp/bike_safety_012014.pdf
The manual was put together by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. It's designed to help new riders better understand proper and safe ways to ride and Arkansas laws as they pertain to cycling.
Upcoming Bike Meetings in Little Rock (3/1/2014)
Over the next three weeks, bike advocates will have three chances to make their voices heard in public meetings around Little Rock. These meetings concern road improvements on Taylor Loop in West Little Rock, changes to Little Rock's Master Bike Plan and bike infrastructure for Jimerson Creek and Coleman Creek. Please come out and represent the interests of local bicyclists! Learn more on our Little Rock News page.
BACA's Year in Review
2013 was a big year for bike advocacy in Central Arkansas. We brought new bike lanes and sharrows to the area, held bike- and pedestrian-friendly events, welcomed Little Rock's first bike-pedestrian coordinator and took part in many more small projects that made Central Arkansas easier to enjoy by bike. Sadly, we also lost several fellow cyclists -- tragedies which will hopefully bring about learning and change in our bike policies and infrastructure. Click the slide on the left to download the Year in Review PowerPoint.
About Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas
We are a bicycling advocacy organization serving the central Arkansas metropolitan area, consisting of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Pulaski County, and the surrounding communities. BACA seeks to provide a unified voice of advocacy for changes in attitude and public policy that will improve the safety, convenience, and acceptance of bicycling in central Arkansas. We envision a future where Arkansans embrace bicycling as an integral part of our way of life; where bicycling is accepted as a safe, practical, and equitable means of travel; and where Arkansans recognize that bicycling creates cleaner, healthier, economically stronger, and more livable communities.
Please consider supporting bicycling in central Arkansas by becoming a member or making a donation. Thanks.
BACA Needs Your Help! Download and Read our Letter Below to Learn More.
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You Can Help
We have a lot of ways that you can be a part of the bicycle friendly community. First, become a member of Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas.