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Choose Your Future

Central Arkansas is a growing, dynamic region. Along with growth and change are choices to be made that will impact our future.

Play our scenario game to learn about the impacts of growth choices on central Arkansas. Begin by selecting your top five priorities for the future and proceed to the next step.

You'll answer several questions and see how your choices affect your priorities. At the end you can compare your results to others' and then share them with your friends. Good luck!

Your Priorities

Please select your top five priorities from the icons below, drag and place them in the slots above.
Central Arkansans have told us that parks and natural spaces are important. What steps would you take to promote parks and preserve natural areas?

Options (Select up to 3 by dragging)

Providing more trails connecting our parks with residential and commercial areas.
Improving transportation connections to parks and natural areas.
Preserving open and natural areas as new development occurs.
Providing more neighborhood parks.
Change nothing. Continue parks the way they are.
Moving people and goods safely and efficiently around the region is a growing challenge. Which of these transportation strategies would you emphasize for Central Arkansas' future?

Options (Select up to 3 by dragging)

Building new and wider roads.
Improving our existing street system.
Expanding bus service.
Building rail transit or bus rapid transit.
More bike trails and sidewalks.
Carpooling and vanpooling programs.
Change nothing. Build no new infrastructure.
Central Arkansas will grow to almost one million people by the year 2040. What strategies would you emphasize for future growth and development?

Options (Select up to 3 by dragging)

Continue building outward, but more compactly in order to preseve open space.
Build neighborhoods around employment centers, amenities and schools.
Focus on redeveloping existing towns and cities.
Change nothing. Continue building the way we are.
Imagine that rush hour congestion between where you live and downtown Little Rock grows to one hour by the year 2040. Of these options, which would you be more likely to pursue?

Options (Select up to 3 by dragging)

Build a new light rail line.
Bus rapid transit.
New HOV lane.
New general traffic lane.
Make the existing lanes more efficient.
Encourage land use policies that put home and work closer together.
Do nothing.
Many central Arkansans say they would like to walk and bike more often. Which option would you choose to get Central Arkansans moving?

Options (Select up to 3 by dragging)

Require new developments and all road projects to include more pedestrian and bicycle friendly elements (sidewalks, bike racks, etc.).
Connect major cities in the region through bicycle and pedestrian facilities (sidewalks, trails, bike lanes) on existing roadways.
Providing more walkable/bikeable streets within our neighborhoods.
Expand our off-road trail system (River Trail, etc) to connect major destinations.
Continue doing things the way we are. We're making progress, but slowly (incremental trail-building, only major road projects require bike/ped facilities).
Each summer the central Arkansas region experiences a high number of days of elevated ground level ozone which result in increased health risk to our citizens. Which of these strategies would you emphasize to reduce harmful vehicular emissions?

Options (Select up to 3 by dragging)

Carpooling and vanpooling programs.
Programs that encourage telecommuting and flexible work hours.
Make improvements to the bus system so that it attracts more riders.
Reduce roadway congestion through better signal systems and intersection improvements.
Reduce trips and trips lengths by locating homes and destinations (work, school, amenities) closer together.
Alternative fuel vehicles (hybrid and electric vehicles).
I wouldn't do anything. Keep things the way they are.
Which of these strategies would you use to help grow central Arkansas' economy?

Options (Select up to 3 by dragging)

Recruit businesses to locate along existing corridors that support the existing transportation facilities.
Strategic transportation investments that support business expansion and redevelopment within existing commercial areas.
Investment in new and expanded transportation corridors to open new land to development and to encourage new businesses to locate within Central Arkansas (new business parks).
Many Central Arkansans already spend over half of their monthly budgets on housing and transportation costs. Imagine that the cost of gas hits $8 a gallon. What steps would you take to soften the blow on residents' pocketbooks?

Options (Select up to 3 by dragging)

Expand public transportation options.
Incentivize employer commute programs (telecommuting, carpooling, vanpooling, etc.).
Expand walking and bicycling.
Encourage land use policies that put home and work closer together.
Do nothing. Eat the additional cost and keep driving.

Tell us about yourself

Please tell us about yourself. Be accurate, as it will make sure that we draw the right conclusions from the results and help find solutions that are specific to each county of our region.
Where do you live?
Pulaski
Faulkner
Lonoke
Saline
Other
How old are you?
<18
18-29
30-39
40-59
60+
What is your primary mode for getting around (work, school or shopping) every day?
Car
Motorcycle
Carpool/ vanpool
Walk
Bicycle
Bus
School bus
On average, how long is your daily commute (work or school)?
<15min
15-29min
30-44min
45-59min
60min+
How would you best describe the neighborhood you live in?
Downtown
Neighborhood near downtown
Suburb
Small town
Rural/ country
Other
Submit your choices and see how you compare, or go back using the tabs above and change your response(s).
Thanks for playing our choices game. Your responses will help us shape real-life choices for the region.

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About Myself

My Results

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How do I compare to the region?

How do my priorities compare with the region?

At the beginning of the game, you identified your top five priorities (identified in gray below). This is how those priorities compare with others who have played Choose Your Future.

Your Choices

How do my impact scores compare with the region?

Your responses to each of the questions has a positive or negative impact on each priority. See how your impact results compare with others who have played Choose Your Region.

How do my answers compare with the region?

See how your responses to each of the questions compare with others who have played Choose Your Future.

Your Choices
Central Arkansans have told us that parks and natural spaces are important. What steps would you take to promote parks and preserve natural areas?
Moving people and goods safely and efficiently around the region is a growing challenge. Which of these transportation strategies would you emphasize for Central Arkansas' future?
Central Arkansas will grow to almost one million people by the year 2040. What strategies would you emphasize for future growth and development?
Imagine that rush hour congestion between where you live and downtown Little Rock grows to one hour by the year 2040. Of these options, which would you be more likely to pursue?
Many central Arkansans say they would like to walk and bike more often. Which option would you choose to get Central Arkansans moving?
Each summer the central Arkansas region experiences a high number of days of elevated ground level ozone which result in increased health risk to our citizens. Which of these strategies would you emphasize to reduce harmful vehicular emissions?
Which of these strategies would you use to help grow central Arkansas' economy?
Many Central Arkansans already spend over half of their monthly budgets on housing and transportation costs. Imagine that the cost of gas hits $8 a gallon. What steps would you take to soften the blow on residents' pocketbooks?

Impacts of my choices

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