In March 2011, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released its Urban Bikeway Design Guide, a document that crystallizes the knowledge and experience of some of the best and brightest city transportation engineers in the U.S. This Design Guide incorporates time-tested principles of bicycle facility design, offering a model for safe and comfortable bicycling that is not described in existing national guides.
Now I am asking you to join me in formally endorsing this Design Guide. City leaders on transportation have all too often been overlooked in the development of street design standards. Our goal is to get as many endorsements as possible by August 26. This unified endorsement will push federal and state governments to recognize these best practices and ultimately make it easier to build safe, active, and livable streets.
NACTO also invites practicing engineers and planners who support this initiative to sign on as individuals. Please send questions to email@example.com.