Improve On-Street Bicycle Infrastructure

The following list is meant to make this goal more actionable and SMART.  This list may not be complete.

4.1 Improve Installation Pace: During the duration of Road to 2020, the City installed approximately 1.4 miles of bike lanes per year.  Over the course of the Road to 2025, we will install 2.1 miles of bike/micromobility lanes per year.

4.2 Conduct Connectivity Analyses:  Bike network connectivity is important to encourage ridership by completely connecting origins to destinations.  FHWA’s Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity defines five connectivity analyses.  Over the course of Road to 2025, we will improve these measures by an average of 25% of 2019.

4.3 Install Protected Bike/Micromobility Lanes:  FHWA’s Bikeway Selection Guide states that streets with greater than 7K vehicles per day or with vehicles traveling at speeds greater than 30 mph should have physically protected bike lanes (pg. 23)  The City should install at least one protected bike lane in the duration of the Road to 2025.

4.4 Decrease Perceived Risk:  When asked “What keeps you from biking more often?” the top answer of Little Rock residents was a lack of bicycle facilities.  83% of respondents said this (Table 1).  By 2025, ask the same question and reduce this response by at least 5%.