Jonesboro Bike and Pedestrian Plans

Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Client: City of Jonesboro

In 2014, Lose & Associates, Inc. was contracted by the City of Jonesboro, Arkansas to complete two Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans for two specific areas of town. The City had been awarded grants through the Federal Highway Administration to complete both studies. The first was an evaluation of Johnson Avenue, a 5-lane state route that provides the primary east-west connection through town and the second was a study of the downtown business district. Both plans were aimed at improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities within the community. The Johnson Avenue plan had as a major goal improving pedestrian and bicycle crossings along the corridor but also studying the best alternatives for improving the connection to downtown from Arkansas State University. The project involved completing inventories of the roadways, as well as pedestrian crossing counts along Johnson Avenue. Various Stakeholder groups and a community survey were engaged to assist in the formulation of recommendations. The plan was completed in early 2015 with recommendations reflecting the community’s desires. Plans were provided depicting street cross sections, crossing alternatives and the alteration of existing traffic patterns through town and along the main corridors between downtown and the University.