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Re: “Will Little Rock Board fail again on street ordinance?

I live in Ward 1 and find it very disappointing that Dir. Erma Hendrix is putting her own hatred of bicyclists in front of that of her own constituents. I've been to plenty of ward 1 public meetings where the biggest complaint has been the lack of sidewalks. This ordinance would completely address sidewalks for ward 1, and improve public transit throughout our city which has proven nationwide to enhance economic mobility for lower income residents. In fact, bicycle lanes are such a small component of this actual plan compared with the benefits to transportation choices. And those benefits directly improve ward 1 more then any other ward. Please educate yourself.

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Posted by Entrepreneur & Smart Growth Advocate on 01/26/2015 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Main Street block recommended for LR Tech Park: UPDATE

Love the project, dislike the skywalk concept. We're trying to create a vibrant downtown, not hide folks. Although I might add that it might actually be a good idea to hide those folks from society who cannot and will not walk one or two blocks outside to grab a meal or walk to car. Hmm...upon further review maybe the skywalks are a good idea.

And regarding food options, if you build it they will come. The River Market didn't have food options before the development took place. We have 250 residences and a tech park moving in, restaurants are sure to move in soon.

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Posted by Entrepreneur & Smart Growth Advocate on 07/10/2014 at 8:08 AM

Re: “City Director Erma Hendrix unhappy about bike lanes

To give some facts to this statement, 5500 cars per day travel this section along Main Street. To keep this in perspective, any roads that have less then 18,000 cars per day travel are candidates for 'Road Diets' (going from 4 lanes to 3 with bike lanes). So this section of Main Street doesn't have very high volumes of traffic whatsoever which allows for people to use excessive speeds during most parts of the day, minus the 15-20 minutes during morning and afternoon rush hour when drivers are forced to go the speed limit. Factual information shall set you free.

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Posted by Jeremy Lewno on 05/16/2013 at 9:24 AM

Re: “City Director Erma Hendrix unhappy about bike lanes

To ONLY IN ARKANSAS. Austin and Minneapolis weren't big bike towns 10 years ago. Denver was no where close to a big bike town even 5 years ago. Times are a changing. And we're talking about Ward 1 as well, the section of town that people choose to live in when they appreciate walking/biking.

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Posted by Jeremy Lewno on 05/15/2013 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Bicyclists call for safer streets in Little Rock

Meanwhile, what's going on in the rest of the country......

This link is a good example to show how, if we all just discuss instead of argue, can come up with solutions for drivers, bikers, and walkers to all work in harmony...and all abide by the rules of their perspective road lane. Watch video in link for details.

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Posted by Jeremy Lewno on 12/20/2012 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Bicyclists call for safer streets in Little Rock

This is a very well written article. I am ashamed to read some of the comments going Back and forth after reading this article. It's like a blame game against each other. I think it important to have a nice discussion about how to make the streets more safer for everyone. Please note that Diane was a real person, and she has a real family and friends who read these articles. Diane's death offers us an opportunity to sit back, relax, and reflect on how to make things safer for Little Rock. If this was any of your family members I imagine you wouldn't be quick to call out and generalize their behavior as reckless and selfish, especially this close after their death.
The truth is Little Rock, beyond the river trail, is extremely dangerous for bicycle transportation. I myself am a bicycle rider and car driver, both for transportation purposes. I choose to ride my bicycle for tlransportation more than I do my car, and that is not because I feel safe while doing it. Quite the contrary, I do it because by doing so I'm hoping more people will join me. We have an obesity epidemic in this state due to poor diets and sedentary lifestyles. We have fuel prices that are taking out large portions of hard working people's paychecks. We have an increase in deteriorating and costly road repairs. And we have long term environmental concerns. We can all sit back and relax and believe that those problems are going to take care of themselves, or we can all look internally and figure out what part do we play.
I therefore make a conscious choice to bike, and i would like to make it safer for me and others to do so.

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Posted by Jeremy Lewno on 12/19/2012 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Broadway Bridge public hearing

I like the proposed chester street bridge. It would widen downtown and widen the access between the two cities. Currently, all the bridge connections are so close to eachother which seems excessive. It would help develop the western reach of downtown little rock which could use the help. Then we could turn broadway bridge into a pedestrian park which would help continue making downtown more attractive and livab.le. Can we please get that proposal back on the table pretty please

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Posted by Jeremy Lewno on 08/26/2012 at 1:49 PM

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