Tri-Creek Greenway Phase Three
In September 2020, the City of Little Rock will apply for Metroplan Surface Transportation Program funding to complete Phase Three of the Tri-Creek Greenway from Western Hills Park to the Mississippi/Rodney Parham intersection (Figs. 1-2). Phase Three will also create on-street connectivity from the Tri-Creek Greenway to existing bicycle corridors (Fig. 3).
Figure 1. Map of the entire Tri-Creek Greenway showing the portion constructed with 2020 STP funding.
Figure 2. Map of the Tri-Creek Greenway Phase Three scope of work.
Phase Three is the most ambitious bicycle and pedestrian project proposed by the City of Little Rock since the Arkansas River Trail. It creates over 6.5 miles of continuous corridor. Perhaps even more importantly, it directly connects several existing, piecemeal bicycle facilities to create an interconnected bicycle network. Phase Three connects the Coleman Creek Trail, 12th Street bike lanes, 36th Street bike lanes, and the I-630 Trail to further expand the project’s immediate reach (Fig. 3). When bicycle accessibility is improved on Jonesboro, a current Pop-Up project, there will be continuous bicycle facilities from the Tri-Creek Greenway to Hillcrest/Heights.
By creating a major portion of the overall Tri-Creek Greenway, Phase Three (assuming completion of Phases One and Two) reaps many of the project’s overall benefits, including: connecting six City parks, increasing transportation equity, increasing bicycle and pedestrian safety, creating Safe Routes to Schools, decreasing risk and health inequalities, and increasing economic vitality.
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