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Email: mpo@jonesboro.org

Phone: 870-933-4623

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Check Out Our Community Collaboration Projects...

The N.A.R.T.P.C. staff is dedicated to partnering with schools and community groups within the region to help promote the importance of community involvement in regional planning!


Pedestrian Safety Video - developed by the EAST program at Nettleton High School to encourage pedestrian safety

GIS Walkability/Bikeability Map- developed by the EAST program at Annie Camp Junior High School from public ratings of the safety of current infrastructure

GIS Sidewalk/School District Map- developed by EAST students at Nettleton High School to identify the need for the installation of continuous sidewalks throughout the local school districts as a means to increase students’ safety in those areas

Community Solutions Video- developed by EAST students at Valley View Junior High School to identify roadway problems and solutions within the area

Strava Project Video- developed by EAST students at Valley View Junior High School to help increase community awareness of how their activity data contributes to the transportation planning process

MPO Studies

Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)!


A Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) Innovation Study was conducted in the region to identify countermeasures that address pedestrian and bicyclist safety issues that exist along Highway 141 (North Church Street) between Allen Avenue and Alpine Street as well as the intersection of Highway 91 (E. Johnson Avenue) and State Street. Find more information about the study locations below!

Phase 1: 

Highway 141/N. Church St

In December 2019, consultants for the study were able to recommendations to help improve pedestrian safety along Highway 141/N. Church Street (specifically, the corridor between Allen Ave and Alpine St).  The proposed recommendations are based on data received from crash reports, traffic speed/volume, pedestrian activity, and visual observations of existing infrastructure. Please click here to view the full study report for this location.

Pedestrians observed crossing at N. Church St and Alpine Street intersection

Phase 2: 

Highway 91/Johnson Ave

As part of the study, a temporary pedestrian crossing was installed at the intersection of Highway 91 and State Street. Consultants studied motorist and pedestrian behavior and interaction with regard to the temporary crossing from October 2019 to June 2020. Please click here to view the full study report for this location. To access the public comment report, click the image below.

Cyclist at Highway 91 temporary pedestrian crossing Opens in new window