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Re: “New podcast "The Conversation" debuts with interview with Frank Scott Jr.

"As an exploratory Mayoral candidate, I'm still a strong supporter of the 30 Crossing project for Central Arkansas"

I appreciate Mr. Scot'ts passion on uniting Little Rock which he correctly describes as disconnected from within itself. I agree, it's one of our biggest and toughest issues we need to tackle. And the concept of creating a stronger and more unified central Arkansas region, similar to how he describes NWA would certainly help us economically. But Little Rock is the hub city of the region, and the state. And we need a mayor that will create a strong urban center of influence for the state, before the focusing on the needs of the region.

I-30 benefits those who live outside of Little Rock. Little Rock needs infrastructure that focuses on improving quality of life in the city, not making it easier for those who do not want to be a part of our city to simply get in and get out. I wont be upset if Mr. Scott wins, but his support for I-30 makes me believe he would put the interest of the suburbs over the interest of a strong urban center and I cannot vote for him until he demonstrates otherwise.

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 02/21/2018 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Fatal accident on West Markham Street

I did this presentation a few years back. This section of road is dangerous for everyone, whether they are driving, walking, biking, or just have a business on the street!…

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 08/09/2017 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Short-sighted Republicans stop planning grant for LR-Hot Springs trail

John Carr, Here's a link to a 2012 study of the Katy Trail in Missouri that their State Parks system put together. The Katy trail is a 240 mile long trail traveling between cities, towns and villages across Missouri. The estimated amount of visitors the trail brought in at that time was roughly 400,000. Another statistic in the report noted that about 1 in 4 of the trail users did an overnight trip along the trail. In my personal efforts to help the Southwest Trail along, Ive found the community leaders who were most excited about the trail were In Lonsdale, Shannon Hills and Bauxite. Some of the smallest towns along the route, because they saw the benefits of having people staying over in their towns while riding to Hot Springs or Little Rock.…

There are multiple long distance trails cross the country that go through big cities and the country side alike, and were fortunate enough to have 2 strong anchors at either end of the southwest trail that will lead a lot more people to experience the whole trails length. Day and overtight cycling trips are becoming big business. But in short, I think you might be surprised how many people will make the full journey between Hot Springs and Little Rock.

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 06/29/2017 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Historic Preservation Review Board rejects application for historic status for Little Rock public-housing towers

Its amazing there are still people standing up to Stacy for common sense at DAH. Glad to see it though. Hope they dont lose their jobs too.

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 12/08/2016 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Proposal surfaces for University Avenue redevelopment

It's a shame so much of it is going back to be a parking lot. I don’t know if this qualifies as “dense” development, but it still will be a plus for the area.

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 10/13/2016 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Plan to preserve White River bridge at Clarendon falters

This is so sad. So many different people came together in this delta town with a vision of reviving their city. But the highway department has only one goal, bigger and faster roads. No consideration for community impact, history, or any imagination or design whatsoever. Oh and let’s make sure we put the last nail in this town’s coffin by moving the new bridge and the highway way outside of town so no one will have to worry about stumbling on this wonderful town accidentally. AHTD seems to have a knack to find the best way to destroy Arkansas communities, big and small.

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 06/21/2016 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Meeting tonight on impact of 10-lane Interstate 30 widening project

Will there be somewhere to watch a video of the presentation online later? I can't make it tonight.

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Posted by Arkansasfiddler on 05/17/2016 at 7:57 AM

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