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NACTO to Take Safer Street Designs to Developing World Cities

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Last year, the National Association of City Transportation Officials brought us the Urban Street Design Guide, and now it’s going global. A Delhi traffic jam. Traffic collisions kill about 250,000 per year in India. Photo: Wikipedia During the organization’s national conference in San Francisco last Thursday, NACTO chair and former New York City transportation commissioner […]
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FHWA to Engineers: Go Ahead and Use City-Friendly Street Designs

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NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide includes engineering guidance for transit boulevards. Image: NACTO The heavyweights of American transportation engineering continue to warm up to design guides that prioritize walking, biking, and transit on city streets. On Friday, the Federal Highway Administration made clear that it endorses the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Urban Street […]

Catching Up With Former CDOT Chief Gabe Klein

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Since former Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner Gabe Klein stepped down in November, he has been far from idle. He’s been active as a visiting fellow with the Urban Land Institute and a board member with the National Association of City Transportation Officials, and last month he joined the board of OpenPlans, the parent organization of […]
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NACTO Urban Street Design Guide Sets Out to Change the DNA of Our Cities

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In a direct challenge to the long-standing authority of state DOTs to determine how transportation infrastructure gets designed, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) yesterday launched its Urban Street Design Guide. NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide has already empowered cities around the country to embrace protected bike lanes and other innovative designs that […]