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 two signed bike routes: one runs from the Kinley 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 Reddin’s Route (in honor of Greg Reddin) and is designed for riders who prefer less well-traveled streets. Another signed trail runs from Downtown along Robinson Street to Laurel Park through the Adamsbrooke neighborhood and connects to Kinley Trail.
The city of Conway has a paved trail system, (formerly Tucker Creek trail now officially Kinley Trail)–a route over 3 miles, with a half-mile spur off of the main trail to Reedy Road. Stone Dam Creek trail begins on the south side of the UCA Campus, crosses Dave Ward Drive with a pedestrian/bicycle Bridge and (soon) will extend to South Donaghey Ave., (with plans to go all the way to South German Lane). Plans are also underway to extend the Kinley Trail south to Donnell Ridge Road, making a connection to Lollie road and the airport.
Check out the City of Conway’s map of existing and future bike routes trails!