Conway: A Bike-Friendly Community

The City of Conway has a significant bike network, Conway by Bicycle, which includes over 60 miles of bike lanes or streets with “sharrows,” so indicated by “Share-the-Road Arrows” painted on the road and by share the road signs. In 2008, the Conway City Council passed what’s commonly referred to as a “complete streets ordinance.” Due to this bold position, all future street projects at the designation of “collector street” and above will include bike lanes or space for cyclists in the right hand lane indicated with sharrows. Conway has a signed bike route running from the Tucker Creek Trail, north on Reedy Road, through Shady Valley, and Smoking Oaks subdivisions, crossing Gatlin Park, and proceeding east on Hairston Avenue to Hendrix College. This signed bike route is named the Shady Oaks route and it was designed for riders who prefer less well-traveled streets. The city has just completed the Tucker Creek paved trail system–a route over 3 miles, with a half-mile spur off of the main trail to Reedy Road.