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Cities for Cycling

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Cities for Cycling is a project of the National Association of City Transportation Officials to catalog, promote and implement the world’s best bicycle transportation practices in American municipalities. Part of this program includes NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide, a collection of the best in innovative bikeway treatments from around the US.

Bicycling is good for cities. Providing safe, comfortable, convenient bicycling facilities is a cost-effective way for American municipalities to improve mobility, livability and public health while reducing traffic congestion and CO2 emissions.

Cities for Cycling focuses on implementing world-class bicycle transportation systems through design innovation and the sharing of best practices. American municipalities are increasingly pioneering new designs and adapting international best practices to local conditions. To assist this local-level leadership, the Cities for Cycling project works to share and promote state-of-the-art practices that ensure safe traffic conditions for all modes of travel.

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Urban Bikeway Design Guide

The purpose of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide (part of the Cities for Cycling initiative) is to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists. The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide is...

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Training and Workshops

The NACTO Design Guide Training Program brings together leaders in street design for intensive hands-on workshops. Interested in bringing a training or workshop to your city? Read the Training Program Handbook for Cities, and apply to host...

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Road Shows

As part of NACTO’s efforts to promote best cycling practices, the organization conducts Road Show events designed to bring the best in urban bikeway design practices to cities across the United States.  NACTO’s Road Show events feature public presentations and...

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Endorsement Campaign

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...

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All Cities for Cycling Events

NACTO and its Affiliate Members are proud to bring together city staff and advocates to explore common opportunities and challenges in bikeway implementation. Peer cities from the Nashville region will join to address issues facing cities across the region. Participating cities include: Huntsville, AL Knoxville, TN Chattanooga, TN Indianapolis, IN Lexington, KY Louisville, KY Nashville, TN This […]

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Co-hosted by Ride Illinois, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and APA-Illinois’ Chicago Metro Section.   Date:  Tuesday, May 24, 2016; 8:30am–3:00pm Location:  Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Willis Tower – 8th floor, 233 S. Wacker Dr, Chicago Registration Info:  rideillinois.org/events (will be ready later today) Contact – Ed Barsotti, Ride Illinois: ed@rideillinois.org.

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As part of the Oregon Active Transportaiton Summit, NACTO will hold an all-day training on its Urban Bikeway Design Guide conducted by practitioners working in Portland and nationally to promote and refine best practice bikeway designs.

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The Green Lane Project and the City of Atlanta, in partnership with the Atlanta Regional Commission, are pleased to offer this full day workshop focusing on innovative bikeway design.

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Join NACTO and the Green Lane Project for a full-day training on the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, a state-of-the-practice manual for designing bicycle facilities in urban areas.

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On June 19-20, NACTO will host a meeting of its Cities for Cycling peer-to-peer group in Chicago, Illinois. This two-day meeting, the first of its kind since the launch of the Urban Bikeway Design Guide development in 2010, will focus on advancing the state of the practice of bikeway design in the United States and building community throughout the NACTO network. […]

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Oakland Cities for Cycling Road Show

Increasing opportunities for bicycling is critical to Oakland’s economic development and sustainability goals. Oakland’s climate, culture, topography, and urban setting all suggest an ideal city for bicycling. Yet, Oakland’s existing bicycle network has gaps and does not take advantage of many emerging design innovations. Moreover, at current funding and staffing it will take 10 years before Oakland will have the capacity to proactively […]

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Austin Cities for Cycling Road Show

A pioneer bicycle-friendly city in the southwest, Austin has successfully boosted their bike mode share through ambitious expansions of their on and off-street bike network. Moving forward, the city is committed to building more protected bike lanes and was one of several cities selected to participate in the Green Lane Project.

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Indianapolis Cities for Cycling Roadshow

On May 9-10, 2013, NACTO’s Cities for Cycling Road Show series headed to Indianapolis, IN. The Road Show coincided with the ribbon-cutting for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, a urban bike and pedestrian pathway running through the heart of Downtown Indy.

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City transportation officials from Austin, Indianapolis and New York gathered on January 24-25, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee to envision the role bicycling will play in the city’s future growth and development. The event, a Cities for Cycling Road Show that took place over the course of two days, consisted of a series of peer-to-peer dialogues […]

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Webinar: Urban Bikeway Design Guide, 2nd Edition

This webinar was originally scheduled for July 11, 2012. The date has been changed to September 5, 2012. NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide has quickly emerged as the preeminent resource for designing safe, protected bikeways in cities across the United States. NACTO will release the second edition of the guide in the fall, with updated graphic […]

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Join us March 29th & 30th to learn how cities around the United States are redesigning their streets to be bicycle friendly. Representatives from Austin, Boston, and Washington, D.C. will share lessons learned and best practices in bikeway design, bike sharing, and related topics.

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With a vision of installing 100 miles of protected bike lanes over 4 years, the City of Chicago hosts NACTO experts from New York, Portland, and San Francisco to help them lead the way. Host Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein Presenters Jon Orcutt, Policy Director, New York City Department of Transportation Robert Burchfield, […]

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