Kavanaugh Public Comments

The following is an unabridged listing of the public comments the City has received through August 13, 2021 about the Kavanaugh bike lanes.  Personal identifying information has been removed.

Comments For Against Unclear Summary
I am VERY much in favor of plan as described. Let's make Hillcrest safer and an even more desirable place to live. 1      
I am in favor of adding bike lanes to Kavanaugh. I think it will be great for our city. We need more pedestrian and bike friendly streets, and Kavanaugh is a great opportunity for this. It is extra wide because of the old trolley, so there is plenty of space to do this. It will increase property values in the area and along the street, it will encourage healthy living (biking and walking), it will slow the cars down, which is a problem right now in our city. It is win-win-win all the way around. I love the design the city has proposed, and fully support it. Way to go guys! Can't wait to see it and ride/walk/drive on the finished improvement. 1      
We constantly have a problem with speeding cars on lower Kavanaugh. In the 1400 Kavanaugh block, we regularly have accidents on the south side when cars lose control in the curve at Lee Ave and careen into parked cars on that side. This is especially bad uring and after rain/snow events. Please check police accident reports over the past five years for documentation of this - at least one of them involved more than four cars. We think this curve should be exempt from the requiement that all street parking be on the south side. Otherwise, the new lanes will force residents and their visitors to park "in the bulls-eye" for potential side-swipes and collisions.     1 stop bike lanes on a certain block
I like the idea of bike lanes on Kavanaugh but I think there are better options. My suggestion is make the sidewalk on the north side of the road wider. It is currently 5' wide not including the curb. You could make it 8-10' wide with a curb and it would accommodate two-way traffic for walkers and bikers alike. This would only take up 3-5' of street space as opposed to your plan. Also, the bike lanes from Hocott's Garden center north toward Cantrell are not maintained properly. There is only one side of the road that is currently, and every year, unusable due to the constant weed growth. 1     create sidepath on north side
I like the idea for the bike lanes on Kavanaugh getting a little redo. Right now, as a car driver, it stresses me out that the cyclists are so close. I'm afraid I might hit someone by accident. I looked at your current plans. I was thinking maybe a wider buffer area like on the protected bike lane on Louisiana Street downtown might be a good design to consider. Or I saw that Conway has a design on Markham St that looks like it separates the bikes and driving and includes parking. Also, maybe the parking area is the buffer area between the moving cars and the bike lanes? Maybe you've thought of these designs, and you have a reason unknown to me as to why they don't work. But as a driver concerned for the cyclist's safety, I would encourage you to think about some of the ideas I've mentioned above. 1      
Strong support. The slow speeds in th Hillcrest shopping area is fine but the hills, the curves, the speeds make traveling from Allsopp park to Markham a challending experience, and one that only vehicular cyclists are likely to attempt. 1      
Using observed behaviors is a logical component of adjustment. Baseball teams position defenses based upon batter's known tendencies all the time. The correlation between llane width and drivers speeds looks well thought out and documented.This alone is reason enough to implement the proposed bike lanes
Speeding drivers on Kavanaugh is an on going issue for law enforcement, but it's hardly the planning department's focus.  [Redacted]  Nice presentation. I walk a lot on K.B., so I'm all in.
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We are strongly opposed to bike lane along Kavanaugh near Ridgeway. We have a 100 year old building with already VERY limited parking available. If not parking is allowed along Kavanaugh in front of our building, we will be left 4 parking spaces for a 18 unit building. Bike lanes are nice but should not be highest priority when sidewalks and other areas are already available. We strongly oppose this change and appreciate your attention to our position. Thank you!   1    
Not sure why a public meeting was held. Are public meetings required or routine when streets are resurfaced to add bike lanes? I thought in general all future street resurfacing would include bike lanes if the widths allowed the room. But 12th street from university avenue to Kanis was recently resurfaced without bike lanes. Mara Lynn from bowman to shackleford recently resurfaced without bike lanes. What must be done to ensure bike lanes are added routinely when streets resurfaced? 1      
The project proposes to move all parking in Zones 1, 2, 3 and 5 to the north side of Kavanaugh in order to keep the existing parking at the Promenade at Allsopp Park. However, the primary demand for street parking in Zones 1 and 2 (from Markham to Pine) is on the south side of Kavanaugh due to the numerous (over 50 apartments in Zone 1) residents on the south side that do not have private parking or dedicated parking lots. These residents will be forced to cross the street to get to their homes, which is especially dangerous in the curve between Louise and Berry St. We have many residents over 60 (including me and my wife) that will be at risk when crossing the street in the center of that curve at night. The north side of Kavanaugh from Markham to Pine has either single family residents or apartments with dedicated off street parking lots, so there would be no negative impact to them if the parking is on the south side of the street. A much safer design would put the parking on the south side of Kavanaugh from Markham to Pine for Zones 1 and 2, then transition the parking to the north side between Pine and Elm for Zones 3 and 5. I support the addition of dedicated bike lanes on Kavanaugh, but only if the street parking is on the south side of the street in Zones 1 and 2. Otherwise the risk of serious injury to pedestrians crossing the street, especially in the curves, is simply too great. 1     parking on south side
As a business owner and resident living and working on the corner of Kavanaugh and N Pine in Hillcrest, there is already a lack of parking for residents and clients in Hillcrest, what is desperately needed is more parking, not less. And as a witness to constant speeding in Hillcrest and constant traffic accidents, i feell that adding bike lanes and reducing parking will be the cause of more traffic incidents and loss of business due to lack of covenient and safe parking.   1    
Parking is currently a problem on Kavanaugh in my area where people are having to park on it even though they live on Ridgeway because there’s not enough parking on Ridgeway. Also an 18 unit apartment house across the street is currently half empty and being renovated but does not have parking other than on the street. Narrowing the lanes for traffic on would exacerbate the problem of cars being side swiped and the difficult of turning onto Kavanaugh from side streets. At age 26 or 76 hauling groceries from Kroger in the heat or rain isn’t a promising idea. I oppose this inconvenience to the 95 %+ of the people that use autos instead of bikes in our neighborhood.   1    
Here is an email I previously sent Mr. Landowsky. My sentiment remains. I am OPPOSED to removing parking on Kavanaugh. Thank you for the PDF versions. I believe the website had parking on the south side of the street, but per the updates that has changed to the north side of the street. This is even worse, in my opinion, as I don't want my 9 year old son and 6 year old nephew regularly crossing Kavanaugh. Again, I believe the current car counts you have in your documents are inaccurate due to the apartment complex across the street emptying out over the past year in anticipation of a sale and renovations. There is also not a lot of available parking on my end of Ridgeway so a side street in not an option. An item that I don't believe was taken into consideration were service vehicles (such as landscapers and remodeling companies) and moving vans which are a regular part of Hillcrest. Currently there is a renovation dumpster across the street and there is about to be one on my side of Kavanaugh as well. Have traffic circles been considered as an alternative option? Adding them at Lee, Cedar and Van Buren sound like a better way to slow down vehicles without taking away more than half of the currently available parking.   1   parking on south side of street
As a frequest bike rider, car driver, and pedestrian on Kavanaugh, I applaud you for taking this action. It can be improved by swapping the bike lanes with the parking lanes where both exist adjacent to each other. Having the bike lanes next to where the sidewalk is will eliminate the danger of getting doored. granted it will take a little training for car drivers to park farther away from curb. 1      
As a former resident, I see this as a wonderful addition to the community 1      
All for this! Everyone would benefit from this in the current and future. Areas with high cycling commute promote community involvement and a higher quality of life. Communities in NWA are seeing the benefits already. 1      
Hello, My boyfriend is a professional cyclist living in the Hillcrest area. Every day I worry that during his training a car will hit him since he has to use Kavanaugh to get out to rural roads to ride for hours. Some citizens don't understand the rules of the road when it comes to cyclists. Without designated lanes some vehicles get very very close to hitting him. And he has quite a few stories about being forced off the road as well. Many cyclists have actually left central arkansas to go to nwa due to the bike friendly nature up in nwa's community. I would hate for professional cyclists, families and hobbyists to not feel safe using kavanaugh on their bike. A designated lane helps ensure cyclists have the space they need to ride safely. Thank you, Jenny 1      
I fully support this project. Bike paths and dedicated lanes are vital to continue attracting people to Hillcrest for both pleasure and housing. The lack of these amenities are one of the reasons young families move to more suburban neighborhoods or even Northwest Aransas. My family and I frequently walk the neighborhood and are also excited by the prospect of crossing and walking alongside Kavanaugh being made safer and easier. When my daughter is old enough to ride a bike, I want to know she can safely get around the neighborhood. 1      
I strongly support the creation of these bike lanes. We want to encourage cycling while not endangering them or disrupting traffic. 1      
I fully support the proposed bike lanes along Kavanaugh Boulevard. This is my bike-to-work commute route, but due to safety concerns I typically choose to either ride 3x as far along the Rivertrail or more often, just drive instead. I would love to bike commute more regularly, and this change would be a low-cost, low-effort way for the city to make the ride significantly safer and more appealing. I would suggest that the city consider switching the parking and bike lane locations on the westward (uphill) side, at least along the portion of Kavanaugh with the steepest incline, so that the parked cars serve as an additional buffer between cyclists and adjacent traffic. I am quite a slow climber on my bike, and the additional buffer would make me feel much more comfortable about the speed differential between myself and vehicular traffic. 1      
I returned to Little Rock after living in New Orleans for three years. While in NOLA, I rarely used my vehicle because the city was so bikeable. Having a bikeable city with dedicated infrastructure helps alleviate parking concerns, builds community and -- what i think is most important right now to Little Rock -- shows drivers that bikers are supposed to use the road. Little Rock drivers are hostile toward bikers on the road. Thank you. 1      
I am in support of dedicated bike lanes on Kavanaugh. As a Hillcrest resident I will utilize these often and would love for the project to continue into the Heights, especially given the new entrance to Allsopp. 1      
I regularly use Kavanaugh Blvd as a motorized vehicle path to access shops, restaurants, and even my dentist's office. I am also a pedestrian and cyclist who utilizes that same corridor, for the same access. Sometimes I decide that running to my dentist is a great way to get exercise and take care of other health needs at the same time. I walk with friends in the neighborhood often and use Kavanaugh as the connector to get from house to Allsopp Park to Knoop Park. Adding buffered bike lanes would benefit everyone. Pedestrians and cyclists would have protection from moving vehicles, parked cars and the people exiting them would have more space separated from bike lanes and traffic, it would provide an all around safer situation for this area that is already heavily used as a multi modal transportation corridor. Thank you. 1      
I strongly support the bike lane proposal and hope that the success of this initiative will lead to the Heights being similarly restriped as well as Kavanaugh Hill between Van Buren and Cantrell. Thank You! 1      
I am for better bike lanes on Kavanaugh, though the worst part of that section is trying to get across Markham on a bike to get onto Kavanaugh. Its terrifying. 1      
Bike lanes on Kavanaugh would be great and would make Hillcrest a more attractive neighborhood to live/work/visit. It would be even better to have some sort of physical lane barriers where possible. 1      
Would love for these bike lanes to be installed. Currently ride my bike along this Kavanaugh strip to Kroger and sometimes down to Markham. This would connect bike lanes to current trails and make Hillcrest much more safely bikeable. 1      
I believe protected bike lanes will invite a safer community for pedestrians, runners and bicyclists. This increases the safety of our community but also encourages the use of non-vehicle transportation. As we know this is great for our air quality and cuts down on the wear and tear of our roadways. This addition will not only keep people safe, it normalizes and promotes the inclusion of biking as a standard and economical mode of transportation. 1      
I am curious how they will handle trash pickup. on any pickup day, Kavanaugh is lined with trash and recycle bins. This should be discussed and decided on the front end! I think the bike lanes are a great idea, many days i drive up Kavanaugh after work and bikers are riding up the hill-it often seems dangerous and as they weave in and out it is often difficult to see them. I have had a few scares for sure. 1      
The proposed limit on parking in the area of the Hillcrest Farmer's Market on Saturday morning will negatively affect the ability of citizens to park and attend the market, thereby likely reducing sales for the vendors. You need to find some way to accommodate the number of cars during the hours of the market if you are going to proceed with the bike lanes. I support the bike lanes but only if you improve the parking situation for the market on Saturdays. Average parking needs do not reflect this peek need. 1     accommodations for hillcrest farmers market
I strongly urge the city to approve this plan. Despite being a mostly residential community, vehicular traffic through the area can feel somewhat chaotic. As a cyclist, there is often no way to really stay at the edge of traffic, given the cars frequently parked at the curbs. Establishing bike lanes would do a lot to improve safety for cyclists of all ages, and help reduce conflicts between cyclists and motorists. 1      
As a Hillcrest resident, I believe it is imperative to add proper biking lanes to our neighborhood. Kavanaugh would be a strong start for bike-connection projects in the city. Please make Hillcrest more bicycle, pedistrian, and family-friendly. 1      
I support bike lanes on Kavanaugh Blvd. through Hillcrest. This route is a major part of my commute between the Leawood neighborhood and the Capitol Complex. Bike lanes would make my commute to and from work much safer. 1      
The on-street parking is all she has. Strongly opposed to any proposal which takes away her parking. Wants public meeting to be in-person meeting. Will participate and comment on the project.   1    
This would be a fantastic addition to our city. One that promotes health, safety, and togetherness for everyone. Parking will be impacted, and a study should be conducted to see how the bike lane will impact street parking and neighborhood parking. 1      
This would be a nice addition to the area to make it even better 1      
I wholeheartedly support this initiative. I commute to work by bike many times a week, mostly through Hillcrest. Hillcrest is always the most stressful part of my route. The City should continue to capitalize and expand is network of biking options, trails, and connections. The River Trail is an excellent asset for the City, as are the Allsopp park(s) trails. Easier and safer connections from the Heights and Hillcrest to these areas and easier connections to downtown for bikers will only benefit these neighborhoods and the City as a whole. Encouraging bikes and pedestrian traffic will benefit local businesses and reduce car traffic and parking demands on limited city surface area. Who knows, if we continue this trend maybe we can start to rebuild downtown from a parking crater into a functioning city center, expanding outward from Main and the River Market and reinvigorating the CBD. Reducing the City's residents' need to travel by car will help local business and community growth and self-determination. It will be one step closer to making Little Rock a Strong Town. See for example: https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/11/26/its-time-to-redefine-the-single-occupancy-vehicle?rq=cycling%20 and https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2021/5/27/rbc2021-reinforce-the-main-street-ecosystem-in-your-place Thanks, Steve Creekmore 1      
This is a route that I take several times a week to get to Kroger and Hillcrest restaurants (well, mostly coffee). I’m perfectly comfortable alone, but I also take this route to get my daughter from daycare. I do anything I can to bypass the existing facilities with her along. The sharrows in Hillcrest and the Heights don’t offer appropriate delineation for anyone other than a hardcore cyclist. The new paved path through Allsopp Park is AMAZING, and these proposed bike lanes would make accessing it a much safer option for local residents as well as residents from surrounding neighborhoods. Stick a bike rack on the corner by Hill Station, and many of the cars parked along Kavanaugh with bike racks may disappear forever. 1      
I support bike lanes being added to Kavanaugh Blvd. I live in this area and have walked, run, and cycled this street many times. I think having bike lanes would improved the quality of life and accessibility of this space and I am in full support of this initaitive. 1      
YES to bike lanes on Kavanaugh! Like it or not, Kavanaugh is one of the most popular streets used by cyclists, runners and walkers in the city. Early in the morning, on most days, you would think some kind of running event was taking place from 5:30 a.m. until well after 8:00 a.m. I am one of those early morning users and I see it first hand. Lanes already exist from Cantrell Road to Mt. St. Mary's and this proposal to keep and extend them all the way to Markham is reasonable. Anything we can do to calm traffic and separate bikes and pedestrians from cars is beneficial to everyone. As a resident from 1972, I favor everything that helps keep Hillcrest a "bike-able", walkable neighborhood. 1      
I support bike lanes along Kavanaugh. As a (primarily) pedestrian, the crosswalks are very blind to both walkers and drivers when parking is allowed so close to them. I have close calls with drivers often. Additionally, the sidewalks along Kavanaugh are heavily used by pedestrians (often with strollers, dogs, and kids), so much that pedestrians must also use the street to pass because there isn't enough room on the sidewalk. However, with cars lining either side of the street, this forces pedestrians out into the traffic lane. Bike lanes would help both situations be safer for pedestrians in one of Little Rock's few (if only) walkable, complete neighborhoods. As it is, pedestrians are dodging in and out of parked cars with no visibility. I challenge you to witness this situation at 5pm on a weekday. 1      
This bike lane would make Hillcrest and Stifft Station much more rider friendly. I cycle through the area 3-4 times per week and have had several close calls due to cars parked on both sides of the street. 2 bike lanes with 1 side of parking makes more sense and would eliminate some of the safety hazard plus greater visibility of the businesses on Kavanaugh. 1      
We need these bike lanes on Kavanaugh to make connections to Downtown for safety. I wholeheartedly support this effort. Good for business, pedestrians, Tourism and cyclists. Will make our city a better and more live able place. And CONNECT THE DILLARDS RIVERTRAIL FINALLY. We need it. Look what NW AR has done, and the tourism it has brought there. 1      
Will there be an effort to add more marked crosswalks at intersections along the whole route?     1 crosswalks?
The proposal, ast it stands, would lower traffic speeds in this very section of Kavanaugh (1200-1500 Kav). How was the north side chosen for parking? 1     southside parking
Do you consider where multi-tenant buildings are when selecting which side of the street to place the parking? Do you consider the impact of curves and the increased risk for people having to cross the street in a curve when they have to park on the opposite side of the street from their apartment?     1 southside parking
Regarding Block 19, between Jackson and Van Buren, how will the intersection change? Currently there is a raised concrete triangle; also a lot of traffic backing up Kavanaugh trying to merge at the intersection, at peak travel times. Due to the nature of this intersection, will there be parking allowed through out this entire section?     1 intersection at Van Buren
This is such a popular route for cyclists and pedestrians. As someone who lives in Stifft Station and used this route to bike up to the grocery store on occasion, I am in strong support of the proposed project. 1      
Please please please do NOT put bike lands on Kavanaugh!!!   1    
I am strongly in favor of these bike lanes. Pedestrian safety is an issue on Kavanaugh, and this project would increase access and safety for pedestrians and bikers 1      
I think the proposed changes to Kavanaugh will be a great addition to Little Rock's bicycle infrastructure. 1      
I am very torn about this. The cyclist do need protection. I would like to see an alternative route for them other than Kavanaugh. There will not be enough room for businesses or motorists that have huge vehicles and do not know their boundaries. Yes bikers would have a slightly safer route and consequently parked cars will have a higher incidence of side swiping. Another concern that impacts me the most is making any turn, left or right, from a side street onto Kavanaugh. Parked cars obstruct viewing oncoming traffic. Parked cars being extended another 4 feet will make turns more difficult. Mid day this may not be a problem but morning and evening when cars are parked, it will be a mess. Will there be multiple 4 way stops or other additional ways for safe entrance onto Kavanaugh? There are too many negatives regarding this plan. I do not endorse these alterations on Kavanaugh.   1    
Kavanaugh Street is a very winding street. For the safety of motorists, parking on both sides of the street should be banned within two blocks of any curves. Little Rock already has an ordinance requiring off street parking. Motorist who persist in parking on Kavanaugh near the curves are risking their lives because of traffic when they go to open their doors. Parking near the curves should be banned for safety. This will increase public safety and will reduce the number of traffic accidents. 1      
I am president of Arkansas Bicycle Club. We now use Kavanaugh from Markham to the Hights. Dedicated bike lanes would make it clear where cars should drive to make bicyclists safer. We use the new trail from the Kavanaugh Promenade through Allsopp Park. This and bike lanes along Kav. will encourage us to buy at stores along the way such as Mylo Coffee, Mugs, Ozark Outdoor and Boulevard Bread along the way. Our friend was killed on a bicycle on Kav. just north of Cantrell on the curve since it was not clear where the car was supposed to be. The bike lanes will calm the traffic and they will know where to stay. This has worked very well on 12th St. and S. Main. 1      
I respect bikers, but a bike lane on Kavanaugh in the heart of Hillcrest would really cause problems. There are so many cars parked everywhere throughout the neighborhood due to all the gathering places/restaurants now. I can’t imagine how bad it will get if you take parking off one side of Kavanaugh. Right now, we see several cars passing another one on Kavanaugh bc they weren’t going 50 mph. It’s very unsafe. You might want to take a drive on Kavanaugh between MSM & Cantrell and check out the condition of the present bike lanes. They are constantly overgrown w/weeds. No one keeps the weeds out of the bike lanes. I would suggest cleaning that up first. IMO. Thank you for letting me voice my 2 cents on that subject.   1    
I am in support of this project. I live along the route and personally am a walker, runner, biker, and driver along Kavanaugh. The traffic speeds are too high for a mainly residential area and the sharrows, while helpful, are not the best solution for allowing cyclists to share the roadway. I would support the parking lane on the north side of the road versus the south side, as the parking spots along Allsopp are utilized for events, recreational visitors to the park, church-goers at the Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, etc. My one request is that the project includes striping crosswalks at each intersection along Kavanaugh, and for the city to budget for future signed/lighted crossings for pedestrians to use to signal crossing. I believe those would make it safer and are needed at least at the most heavily used intersections like by Allsopp, the Baptist Church, and likely at the multi-unit residences that will be parking across the street from their homes. 1     crosswalks
Dear Mr. Hopkins: As the managing member of Belgrade Lakes, LLC, the owner of 3223-25 Kavanaugh Blvd., I wish to express my general support for the construction of dedicated bicycle lanes along Kavanaugh from Van Buren to Markham streets. The bike lanes will encourage non-automotive transportation, something the City of Little Rock needs to do more of. It should also be a positive with respect to improving the desirability of the neighborhood. As a retired public transportation professional, I would note that the proposed 10-foot vehicular lanes are somewhat tight for 102-inch urban transit buses when you include their exterior side mirrors. I assume that the planned 1.5 foot wide striped buffer zones will allow the continued safe operation of Rock Region Metro buses on Kavanaugh. I would also ask the City's design team to work with Rock Region Metro's planners to make sure that the bicycle lane and bus stops are safely designed for both bus riders and cyclists. Finally, Little Rock could have more funding available for bicycle infrastructure and transit improvements if it stopped Metroplan and ArDOT from inappropriately using CMAQ funds for road widening. Thanks, Steve Strauss 1      
I have lived in the Hillcrest Historic District for 11 years; in fact my home can be seen in the June 9, 2021 "Bike-lanes-on-Kavanaugh" document. These proposed changes to the current traffic pattern will be detrimental to the neighborhood, as well as the safety of residents, drivers and pedestrians. As noted on the information contained in the website, Kavanaugh is a frequently traveled road, and both ends of Kavanaugh terminate onto roads that may be among the busiest in Little Rock (Markham, Fair Park, Van Buren) Encouraging bicycle traffic on these roads, and Kavanaugh puts everyone in danger. The current bicycle traffic impairs the flow of traffic, and creates hazards for drivers and cyclists alike. The fact that the traffic pattern will not change in the business district further illustrates why the proposed changes serve no purpose. The public need for residents and drivers to use Kavanaugh for its intended purpose far outweighs the desires of cyclists to travel the road more often, or in designated bicycle lanes.   1    
I am very concerned that the residents what will be most impacted by this are unaware of the potential changes. The majority of Kavanaugh street parking is done on the south side of the street and takes place in front of multi-residents houses and apartments. was an effort made to contact each invidivual resident, or did the city leave it up to the landlords to do so?   1    
PLEASE do NOT eliminate any curb parking along Kavanaugh.   1    
I am a resident (disabled) on Kavanaugh and finding available parking spaces in lots or along street in proximity to businesses, doctors office, pharmacy and grocery is already difficult, especially once a month with the (@#$^@) Entertainment District. If you need to designate wider bicycle lanes to accommodate the entertainment needs of able-bodied people, please consider creating new lanes along LEE AVENUE between Martin and Van Buren and/or WOODLAWN between Cedar and Van Buren. Please, please retain parking on both sides of Kavanaugh Blvd. so that the rest of us don't have to pay in higher costs and inconveniences for the benefit of a few.   1    
We live on Pine just south of Kavanaugh, and wanted to express our grave concern on the proposed bike lane addition. We strongly feel it will create significant hardship both for residents of several apartment and multifamily buildings including on Pine due to the inability to use one side of Kavanaugh to park on the street, and will create a major hardship for some of the businesses. I spoke with one of the businesses we frequent, an art gallery, which has become busier as the pandemic limitations have been lifted, and this proposal will significantly curtail access, especially once school traffic restarts in the fall.   1    
The bike lane proposal would be disruptive to existing commerce and residential parking. As a long time resident of Hillcrest, I am not in favor of the bike lane proposal.   1    
I believe the proposed changes to Kavanaugh Blvd. would enhance the Hillcrest neighborhood as well as the driving/walking/biking experience on the street. I fully support these changes and am grateful that the study took into account the parking needs on the street. For too long, we have ignored all but car amenities on our streets. The changes to Kavanaugh will be an excellent venture into truly bike and walk friendly streets for Little Rock's older; neighborhoods where street parking is a necessity in some cases.  1      
I own the property at 2017 Kavanaugh and 525 N Pine (which is at the corner of Kavanaugh and Pine) and we have owned it since 1986. Both are commercially zoned and both occupants have current business licenses. These two businesses began operation in 2020 and both survived COVID and are still in business. Parking for both of these properties has always been street parking. Kavanaugh is a very busy street from markham to mckinley. There is also a lot of of pedestrians. A bus stop has always been on the south side of pine at kavanaugh. These two businesses - as all hillcrest businesses - are very conscientious of the neighborhood and traffic and all arrange for parking for staff and customers. All available street parking should be kept. Kavanaugh is too busy for a dedicated bicycle trail. Please support the small businesses in hillcrest and leave kavanaugh as it is.   1    
I am writing to express my concerns with the proposed Kavanaugh Blvd bike lane changes, which would effectively remove my building's street parking and require us to walk across Kavanaugh on a daily basis to reach our building after parking elsewhere. We live right on a very sharp curve in the road, and cars approach very quickly around the blind turn. To have to walk across this part of the road daily (and often with my leashed dog) is not safe and puts us all at risk. I do not want the burden of these hazardous changes to affect our families. Please consider this and do not remove the parking lane on our side of the street. Thank you.     1 southside parking
One more thought I have for the Kavanaugh restriping - there really needs to be a crosswalk across Kavanaugh on Rose St. that goes to the Allsopp promenade. There are lots of pedestrians walking their dogs, with their kids, ect., coming down Rose from the Lee St. area coming to Allsopp, and the sight lines at this intersection are not great, and there is not crosswalk. Let me know if you need more info or anything, i can meet you out there if needed. 1      
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