Neighborhood associations | Town of Little Rock
Neighborhood associations are a way for residents to discuss their priorities for their neighborhood (Fig. 1). It is a forum through which you can share and influence the priorities of others in your neighborhood, especially by linking BikePed issues to broader concerns like traffic calming and other BikePed benefits. It is also a good opportunity to discuss your priorities with your ward director, state representative, and other decision makers / influencers, who are often present.
Figure 1. a interactive map contact details of neighborhood associations and meeting times / places.
When bicycle and pedestrian advocates have regularly educated / raised awareness with their neighbors in these forums, it is easier to install bicycle and pedestrian facilities when the opportunity arises (e.g. projects resurfacing of streets, cycle paths) because residents will already understand the benefits of these facilities to their immediate community.
Especially if your neighborhood has prioritized BikePed’s safety and connectivity, maybe now is a good time to review or create your Neighborhood Action Plan (e.g. Boyle Park, Cloverdale), a document co-written by your neighborhood association and CLR Planning and Development to articulate your desired future direction for the neighborhood. Neighborhood managers refer to documents like these when making infrastructure decisions and BikePed Little Rock and others may refer to them as evidence of neighborhood intentions / community outreach when making decisions about infrastructure. of the writing of the BikePed grants.