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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 […]

P-Street on Milwaukee Could Help Empty Lots Develop Into Walkable Places

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Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno of the 1st Ward has introduced an ordinance that would zone Milwaukee Avenue between Sacramento Avenue and Rockwell Street/Francis Place as a Pedestrian Street, or P-Street, which could help ensure that future development is walkable and pedestrian-friendly. The P-Street concept was codified in 2004 as an attempt “to preserve and enhance the […]