Phone: (501) 569-2020
ARDOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordination
- Project Development – Review scheduled highway projects for bicycle pedestrian accommodations based on ARDOT existing policies.
- Policy Development – Manage updates of ARDOT policies on bicycle and pedestrian accommodation, such as the Bicycle Facilities Accommodation policy and the Sidewalk Policy.
- Corridor Planning – Assist Project Planning staff in development of bicycle-pedestrian recommendations for corridor planning studies.
- Statewide Planning –Manage, coordinate and implement updates to ARDOT’s bicycle and pedestrian related plans and policies.
- State/local Planning – Serve as a liaison between ARDOT and State agencies, local communities, MPOs and others in development and implementation of their bicycle pedestrian plans, programs, and policies.
ARDOT Ongoing Bicycle & Pedestrian Special Projects
- U.S. Bike Route 80 –The United States Bike Route (USBR) is a national network of state highways, city streets, county roads and bike paths. Its purpose is to facilitate bike travel across the country. In the Fall of 2022 AASHTO designated the first segment of USBR 80 from the Tennessee border in Memphis to North Little Rock Arkansas. Work is underway to apply for USBR 80 designation from North Little Rock to Fort Smith. To date, there are over 18,000 miles in 34 states that have been designated USBR by AASHTO and Adventure Cycling.
- U.S. Bike Route 51 – The planned route is from the Missouri Border north of Bella Vista south to Alma.
- Hub Communities Program Development – The committee will also identify Hub Communities along the USBR for the purpose of promoting local business development to serve the bicycle tourism market. These local businesses will provide food, lodging, supplies and information.
- Safely Share the Road Campaign – As the number of road users who choose to walk and bike increases, so does the number of serious injuries and fatalities to those users. The ARDOT Strategic Highway Safety Plan identifies the following education strategies in its Emphasis Area Action Plan to reduce these increasing numbers among Bicyclists and Pedestrians. Based on this Action Plan ARDOT will develop a media campaign producing the following;
- Public services messages that target school children on bicycle and pedestrian safety.
- Public services messages that are aimed at increasing the awareness of the dangers of bicycle and pedestrian traffic on high volume roadways
- Utilize social media to educate the public on bicycle/pedestrian laws and safety
Bicycle & Pedestrian Liaison/Coordination
- Governor’s Advisory Council on Cycling
- Strategic Highway Safety Program Steering Committee
- Little Rock Bicycle Friendly Community Committee
- Little Rock Complete Streets Master Plan Steering Committee
- Transportation Alternatives Program Application review committee
Resources and Links
Bicycle and Pedestrian Program (FHWA)
Bicycle Pedestrian Traffic Safety (NHTSA)
Welcome to FHWA Safety Program
Health and Environmental Benefits of Walking and Bicycling (FHWA)
Kids and Bicycle Safety (NHTSA)
National Strategies for Advancing Bicycle Safety (NHTSA)
Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety (FHWA)
Pedestrian Forum Newsletter (FHWA)
Title 23 U.S.C. §217: Bicycle Transportation & Pedestrian Walkways (FHWA)
Regional and National Organizations
Adventure Cycling Association
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
Bicycle Friendly America
Bicycle Page Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Joint Technical Committee on Nonmotorized Transportation (AASHTO)
League of American Bicyclists
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Rails to Trails Conservancy
Alliance for Biking and Walking
Bicycle Friendly Communities Program
League of American Bicyclists Ranking
Bicycle Suitability Map (under development)
Bike and Pedestrian Transportation Plan
Bike and Pedestrian Policy
Arkansas Traffic Rules for Cyclists
FHWA Bicycle & Pedestrian Policy Statement
Arkansas Bicycle Guide