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Statement of Values

Nov 22, 2016

Like our streets, our country is for everyone. As a leading voice for safe, people-focused, livable streets, NACTO unequivocally rejects racism, sexism, xenophobia, and bigotry as principles for policy-making. Cities, with their promise of diversity, inclusion, and opportunity for all, are the lifeblood of our country, our economy, and our democracy. NACTO’s mission, to build cities as places for people, especially those on foot, on bike, and on transit, could not be more important today.

The people in our cities know what matters in transportation, and it’s not blind spending on concrete. On November 8th, 2016, Americans around the country showed up to vote for their values by ratifying a host of ballot measures approving new taxes for public transit, public spaces, safety, multimodal streets, and increased affordable housing. These new projects will enhance mobility while reducing the impacts of climate change. They help the poorest amongst us, the immigrant, the day laborer, the shift worker, instead of building walls through communities or shunting taxpayer dollars into the pockets of private sector investors. Any future infrastructure spending must reflect these values and support strong communities, social justice, equity, and civil liberties.

NACTO is committed to empowering cities to realize their goals for stronger, safer, fairer transportation and communities, and we look forward to working with others who share this commitment.