Welcome to Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas
Statewide Bicycle Plan Public Meeting - April 1 at 6 p.m.
The group working on the Statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan (found here) are holding a meeting to gather public input. The meeting will be on April 1, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at UALR Jack Stephens Center (view a map). Come provide your input to help the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department understand:
• What destinations need good bicycle access
• What routes are great for recreational rides
• Where better pedestrian access is needed
• Where sidewalks , street crossings, and trails are needed
• Which state roads need improvements for safer bicycling and walking
• What policies or programs are needed to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety
Spread the word as the meeting is coming up soon!
BACA Meeting - April 8, 6:30 P.M. @ U.S. Pizza Hillcrest
IMPORTANT - Let's make our voices heard. Come to the April 8th BACA meeting, 6:30 p.m. at U.S. Pizza in Hillcrest (2710 Kavanaugh Blvd). Our special guest will be Arkansas Highway and Transportation Commission Robert Moore
LET’S HAVE A HUGE TURNOUT. Showing Mr. Moore and the Arkansas Highway Commission that there is a large community of support for bicycling in Arkansas is crucial if bicyclists are to have a seat at the table when the Highway Commission considers policies and allocates resources that could affect bicycling. Please save the date of Tuesday, April 8 to hear Mr. Moore talk about how bicyclists can develop a good working relationship with the Highway Commission and also learn a bit about the exciting Delta Heritage Trail.
You can order your food ahead of time if you'd like. Just call in a carry-out order, then pick up the food and bring it upstairs to the meeting. We hope to see you there!
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.
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.
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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.