Arkansas Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Crafton Tull provided support as a sub-consultant to Toole Design Group on the Arkansas Statewide Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan. The client for the statewide plan was the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department (AHTD) in association with Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism, the Arkansas Health Department and the State Police.
The plan’s objectives were to establish laws and policies that will empower state agencies, local governments and public interest groups, develop a bicycle and pedestrian program in Arkansas, help AHTD more effectively use Federal funding by establishing spending goals for select programs, review and update bicycle and pedestrian accommodation policies, roadway design standards and maintenance policies for state highways. Additionally, the plan identified and established a statewide bikeway network, developed marketing strategies and coordinated partnerships that will enable the state and local communities to realize the economic benefits of a robust bicycle tourism industry.
Crafton Tull assisted with presentations at steering committee meetings as well as public meetings in the 5 regions of the state. The planning assistance included the gathering of base data, review of recommendations, provided images and edits for the final document.