The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) recommends ways to become and remain; a Bicycle-Friendly Community as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, a Walk-Friendly Community as designated by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, and achieve the federal and state goals of the Safe Routes to Schools program.

Forming Document: R-12-05
Members: 11
Terms: Three (3) Years
Meetings: Third Thursday of Each Month at 6:30 p.m.
Conway City Hall, 1201 Oak Street, Conway, AR 72032
Contact: BPAB@cityofconway.org
Members Term End Position Requirements
Name: Peter Mehl, Chairman Term End: Dec. 31, 2019 Requirements: Bicycle Representative
Name: Joyia Yorgey, Vice-Chairman Term End: Dec. 31, 2020 Requirements: Safe Routes to Schools Representative
Name: David Barber, Secretary Term End: Dec. 31, 2021 Requirements: Pedestrian Representative
Name: Terry Coddington Term End: Dec. 31, 2021 Requirements: Conway Schools Representative
Name: Kim Lane Term End: Dec. 31, 2020 Requirements: Pedestrian Representative
Name: Isaac Sims Term End: Dec. 31, 2020 Requirements: Bicycle Representative
Name: William Burley Term End: Dec. 31, 2021 Requirements: Pedestrian Representative
Name: Moriah Bruner Term End: Dec. 31, 2019 Requirements: Pedestrian Representative
Name: Andrew "AJ" Regester Term End: Dec. 31, 2020 Requirements: Bicycle Representative
Name: Bart Castleberry, Ex Officio   Requirements: Mayor
Name: Steve Ibbotson, Ex Officio   Requirements: Parks & Recreation
Name: Levi Hill, Ex Officio   Requirements: Planning & Development
Name: Finley Vinson, Ex Officio   Requirements: Transportation
Name: Ofc. Hayden Schmitt, Ex Officio   Requirements: Police Department

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.