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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

City of Little Rock needs volunteers for the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

Posted By on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 6:41 PM

click to enlarge CYCLING FUNDS: The city says they'll use the data gathered to determine the accommodations made for cyclists and pedestrians - LITTLEROCK.GOV
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  • CYCLING FUNDS: The city says they'll use the data gathered to determine the accommodations made for cyclists and pedestrians

The city of Little Rock is looking for help in determining how many pedestrians and cyclists are active in the area in order to plan for the funding of future related projects.

Metroplan has created, using data from 2004 - 2013, a map showing dangerous "corridors" or areas more likely to see bicycle vs. car or pedestrian vs. car accidents.
click to enlarge DANGEROUS, CONGESTED OR BOTH: Metroplan and the city are finding it difficult to determine why these areas are riskier for pedestrians and cyclists - LITTLEROCK.GOV
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  • DANGEROUS, CONGESTED OR BOTH: Metroplan and the city are finding it difficult to determine why these areas are riskier for pedestrians and cyclists
 One problem the city hopes to solve with the data: figuring out if these corridors are more dangerous due to their urban design or due simply to more foot and cyclist traffic. Without the data to be gathered by the experiment, it's hard to tell.

It was this data that lead to the $1.6 million funding to fix a damaged section of the Arkansas River Trail and to showed stakeholders that cycling and walking are gaining popularity in Little Rock.

Volunteers are needed for Tuesday, September 12 and Saturday, September 16. More information can be found on the city's website including forms ready to download.

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