25 Oct
UPDATE: The event will be on Sunday, not Saturday. Sorry for the confusion!
The Mayor of the Mator’s Challenge

If you haven’t heard yet, on November 5th Mayor Stodola will begin the Mayor’s Challenge. He will be going a whole week without driving a car in Little Rock and is encouraging citizens to try it as well. As part of the challenge, the city is putting on a sort of Transit Fair to teach people about riding the bus, using the bike racks, biking in the city and general tips about how to get around town without a car. The idea is to give people a chance to learn about our public transit who may have thought about riding but just weren’t sure what to do or what to expect. I’m going to be volunteering as well so stop by the Rivermarket pavilion this Saturday Sunday sometime between 1 and 3 and check it out!

Here’s the Facebook link for the page


Media Advisory

What: Mayor’s Car Free Challenge Learning Fair

When: Sunday, October 30th – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: River Market Pavilion
Mayor Mark Stodola is challenging Little Rock residents to a car-free week.
Those who take the challenge will walk, bike or ride the bus November 5th
through the 11th.

“It’s good for your health and your budget,” said Mayor Stodola. “This
challenge is part of my effort to support sustainable practices and encourage
more physical activity.”

A Pre-Challenge Learning Fair will be held at the River Market on Sunday,
October 30th from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be tips for walkers, cyclists and bus
riders as well as entertainment. Also, bike and bus routing information will be
available and a bus with bike rack will be present to allow cyclists to
practice putting their bikes on and off a bus.

A “Mayor’s Car Free Challenge” page has been created on Facebook to provide
constant updates.


Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Bus Blog



  1. Alda Ellis

    October 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Did you give the mayor this idea when you talked with him?

  2. masonellis

    October 25, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    No, This was already in the works when I planning for the Bus Blog. But at the same time, I had no idea the city was doing this either. We both just happened to do it around the smae time.


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