Network Planning

This page contains resources useful in planning a transportation network that includes bicycles and pedestrians.  Some on- and off-street facility guidelines are also contained in some of these resources.

Bike Network Mapping Idea Book
This guide helps cities and states conceptualize and map a bike transportation system.  Arkansas/Little Rock is represented on pg. 10-11!

Case Studies in Delivering Safe, Comfortable, and Connected Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks
This USDOT/FHWA publication has guidelines grounded in real-world examples.

Incorporating On-Road Bicycle Networks Into Resurfacing Projects
Considering the City of Little Rock's strategy of launching bike network segments primarily during road resurfacing projects, this is a must-read.

Achieving Multimodal Networks
One of the challenges of installing quality bicycle and pedestrian facilities is that it must be done in the context of an already existing street system primarily created for automobiles.  Take Broadway Bridge connectivity, for example.  This USDOT/FHWA publication guides the transition from the existing to the desired built environment.

Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation
This USDOT/FHWA resource discusses why BikePed transportation is in our national interests, current trends, and future opportunities.

Guidebook for Developing Pedestrian and Bicycle Performance Measures
Increasing BikePed-friendliness should bring several benefits to our community.  But how can we evaluate if our efforts actually provide the purported benefits?  This guide speaks to measuring these benefits.

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks
While the title of this may make it seem not terribly applicable to Little Rock, the design of some of the streets within our city limits could benefit by these FHWA recommendations.