Transportation Planning & Policy

Providing multimodal performance-based transportation planning to support transportation investment decisions and advance a safe and efficient transportation system. 

Bicycle & Pedestrian

Kimberly Sanders
Bicycle-Pedestrian Coordinator

Email: Kim.Sanders@ardot.gov
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 – ARDOT, in preparation to apply for the establishment of two USBRs through the state, has formed a committee to identify a draft corridor for USBR 81 from Memphis to Little Rock to Fort Smith. 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.  To date, there are over 13,000 miles that have been designated USBR by AASHTO and Adventure Cycling.  https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/us-bicycle-route-system/maps-and-route-resources.
  • 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

Documents

League of American Bicyclists Ranking
Bicycle Suitability Map (Front) (Back)
Bike and Pedestrian Transportation Plan
Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) Action Plan
Bike and Pedestrian Policy
Arkansas Traffic Rules for Cyclists
FHWA Bicycle & Pedestrian Policy Statement
Arkansas Bicycle Guide