About the BPAB

The mission of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) is to work with the city of Conway to recommend ways the city can become and remain:

  1. An official Bicycle-Friendly Community as designated by the League of American Bicyclists,
  2. An official Walk-Friendly Community as designated by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
  3. A community that seeks to achieve the federal and state goals of the Safe Routes to Schools program

The goals of SRTS and the assessment tools of the WFC initiative include the five Es that the League uses to certify bicycle friendly communities. Doing so entails

  1. Engineering of streets to include bicycle facilities (lanes, sharrows, etc) and to expand paved trail networks
  2. Educational efforts to help bicyclists and motorists learn to share the road
  3. Enforcement efforts to ensure that bicyclists and motorists both know and obey the rules of the road
  4. Encouraging the citizens of Conway to increase bicycling through events
  5. Evaluating our progress in responding to the needs of bicyclists in our community

The expanded Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board will focus on these five E’s of Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Evaluation and the added focus on pedestrian issues.

Members
Name: Peter Mehl, Chairman Role: Bicycle Representative Term Expires: 2019
Name: Emily Walter, Vice-Chairman Role: SRTS Representative Term Expires: 2017
Name: Michael Yoder, Secretary Role: Pedestrian Representative Term Expires: 2019
Name: David Barber Role: Pedestrian Representative Term Expires: 2018
Name: Tom Courtway Role: Bicycle Representative Term Expires: 2019
Name: Matthew Murphy Role: Bicycle Representative Term Expires: 2017
Name: Bethany Stovall Role: Pedestrian Representative Term Expires: 2018
ExOfficio Members
Name: Bart Castleberry Role: Mayor
Name: Jack Brascum Role: Street & Engineering
Name: Steve Ibbotson Role: Parks & Recreation
Name: Beth Sketoe Role: Planning & Development
Name: Ofc. Hayden Schmitt Role: Police Department

Support provided by Arkansas Safe Routes to School, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, the US Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration.

Contact the BPAB

Via email at bpab@cityofconway.org

Via mail at:

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board
Planning & Development Department
1201 Oak Street
Conway, AR 72034

Documents

2017 Meeting Schedule

BPAB By-Laws

Founding Resolution R-12-05

Complete Streets Ordinance O-09-56