#ConnectConway with a comprehensive and safe system of paths, trails, and bike lanes, while educating and empowering everyone in our community to live healthy and active lives.
- In 2035, Conway will have a full-time bicycle and pedestrian coordinator so that the #ConnectConway campaign and additional grant opportunities can be actualized.
- In 2035, Conway will have established a dedicated funding stream to build and maintain more paths and trails.
- In 2035, Conway has an active master transportation plan: the pedestrian master plan, bike master plan, and master street plan are reconciled to help convey one comprehensive vision for mobility in Conway.
- In 2035, Conway has an education program for bicycle safety that targets both cyclists and motorists; both motorists and cyclists will understand their rights and responsibilities. Education will be needed.
- In 2035, #ConnectConway relies on an active partnership with the Conway business community, including but not limited to a goal of having 20% of Conway’s businesses certified as bike friendly by the League of American Bicyclists.
- In 2035, the #ConnectConway campaign will include an ongoing series of community outreach events pertaining to bike safety, encouragement of physical fitness, and engaging with the outdoors. Businesses, schools, and public leaders, including the Mayor, will be involved in supporting these outreach efforts.
- In 2035, at least 3% of the population will use their bicycles as a primary form of transportation, including commuting to work, taking children to school, etc.
- In 2035, paths and trails will expand and connect with bike lanes so that one can travel throughout Conway (linking community parks, shopping areas, schools, colleges, and downtown). There will be a comprehensive regional trail system to move all over Conway safely and connect Conway to Little Rock and surrounding areas.
- In 2035 Conway has 25 miles of new paved and natural trails.
- In 2035, Conway is a destination for bikers, runners, etc. due to its trail system.
5 Ways Individuals Can Support This Sector
- Spread awareness by telling the story to local media:
- Story 1) Safety and sharing the road; making cycling in Conway safer than other cities our size.
- Story 2) Health benefits to children and adults.
- Story 3) Economic Benefit to the city as a whole.
- Organize neighborhood riding groups and plan semi-regular bike outings along Tucker Creek Path and other areas around Conway.
- Individuals, groups and families can choose to take 1-2 trips via bike instead of car each week to create awareness; to work, to a meeting, taking the kids out to lunch or to get ice cream, etc.
- Use social media to advocate for bike paths and trails and bring awareness, including posts about being active, biking/walking to work, school, etc., and bike/pedestrian safety.
- Volunteer, for example to help maintain the trails, to help with educational efforts, to help organize events, etc.
5 Ways Organizations Can Support This Sector
- Encourage all members of your organization to become active and invest in #ConnectConway vision.
- Volunteer to help with Conway Advocates for Bicycling’s Bike Share and Repair program, which provides bikes and repair services for people in need.
- Provide funding or resources and help organize fundraisers to support bike paths and trails.
- Organizations provide incentives for employees to walk or bike to work or school.
- Expand bike/walk safety education among the population.