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Past Events

NACTO Webinar – Curb Your Enthusiasm: Managing High-Demand Curbside Passenger Loading Zones

With an increased demand for curbside space—for parking, loading, deliveries, turn pockets, and other uses—cities across North America are recognizing the value of their curbsides as flexible zones that can vary along a corridor or throughout the day to accommodate a variety of needs. The increase in for-hire vehicle pick-ups and drop-offs in particular has […]

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Join the City of San Antonio, NACTO, and your peers in creating world-class streets. Cities around the country have shown that streets can be changed. San Antonio is stepping up to the challenge of transforming its streets, block by block, into safe and active public spaces that prioritize people and link neighborhoods to the city. […]

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On Monday 20th November and Tuesday 21st in Brussels, PEBSS (Platform for European Bicycle Sharing & Systems) held its Cities + Smart Bike Share Workshop, specifically designed around implementing PEBSS’ Policy Recommendations for Smarter Bike Share, incorporating all forms of bike share, including of course dockless solutions and all variations.

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Workshop: Redesigning Major Arterials for Safety

Join this Vision Zero workshop to learn from cities that have tackled their most dangerous streets, wielding the entire engineering toolbox to not only reduce fatalities but to substantively transform important corridors.

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Global Street Design Guide Training

Join the NACTO Global Designing Cities Initiative team and experts from around the world for an in-depth training on the Global Street Design Guide.

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NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide Training

Whether you have never cracked open the guide, or are seeking to learn the latest, this soup-to-nuts training will start at the basics of bikeway design and finish at emerging practice, including the protected intersection.

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To create transportation networks that support bicycling and walking, transportation professionals can make use of existing infrastructure. This includes traffic signals and engineering treatments at intersections that can take advantage of a wide range of strategies to improve crossings. This webinar will focus on how agencies can use their traffic signals to make intersections safer and […]

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NACTO and its Affiliate Members are proud to bring together city staff and advocates from cities around the Northeast on September 14–15 to explore common opportunities and challenges in bikeway implementation. This 2-day Bikeways Roadshow will include tours of bike infrastructure in New Haven, a hands-on bikeway design charrette led by NACTO staff, as well as informal networking […]

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The New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) is working in partnership with the Capital District Transportation Committee(CDTC) to provide a full-day workshop on innovative bikeway design, based on the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ (NACTO) Urban Bikeway Design Guide. The workshop will cover design tools and strategies to transform streets into safe and comfortable places to bike, including protected bike […]

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State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI) is holding a webinar on new approaches to measuring bicycle and pedestrian connectivity and accessibility. Measures of destination accessibility by automobile and transit are growing in use. Virginia, for example, evaluates both in project prioritization. Yet measures of bicycle and pedestrian accessibility have taken longer to implement, largely because of […]

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The City of Aurora will host a training on the Urban Street & Urban Bikeway Design Guide, led by NACTO Certified Trainers Rob Burchfield and Jessica Juriga. Workshop will consist of a training on the Guides, as well as a hands-on design charrette based on a site in Aurora. Training objectives include: Urban bikeway facility design, […]

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NACTO Webinar – Cycling Equity: Barriers to Bike Access and Use in Communities of Color

Cities across the U.S. are building more, and higher-quality bike lane networks – resulting in more riders, and increased safety for those taking to two wheels on our cities’ streets. However, this increasingly-popular mode for getting around is not equally accessible to all communities, with Black and Hispanic populations facing both social and infrastructural barriers […]

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Join the City of San José, the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition, NACTO for a social hour to meet other bike advocates from around San José, and to hear about what some other cities are doing to make biking safer and friendlier for everyone   RSVP Here

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Cities for Cycling Technical Meeting

Bringing together the brightest in urban bikeway design and implementation, the C4C Technical Meeting offers cities from around North America a chance to share their work from the past year, and an opportunity to engage in deep-dive discussions of technical and strategic topics.

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Better Bikeways for San José

City of San José staff and civic leaders, along with peer cities from the Bay Area, are invited to join us for a workshop on cutting edge design techniques for better, safer, and more inviting on-street bicycle infrastructure.

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Participate in a workshop on engineering and planning networks of protected bikeways, including how they fit into broader public life efforts and make for people-centered streets. Matthew Roe, Director, Designing Cities Initiative, NACTO Jessica Zenk, Division Manager, Transportation Policy, Planning & Options, City of San Jose John Brazil, Active Transportation Program, City of San Jose […]

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How can the transportation projects be designed to benefit the environment, promote public health, and manage stormwater, all while creating vibrant, attractive, walkable places? And what innovative strategies are cities around the country using to make their streets safer and more resilient? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and co-host NACTO (the National Association of City […]

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Webinar: NACTO’s Urban Street Stormwater Guide

Excess impervious surface contributes to stormwater runoff, posing a threat to the environment and human health, and often overwhelming sewer systems. By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm. With thoughtful […]

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Building a complete, all-ages-and-abilities bikeway network is crucial to encouraging more riding. Learn how NACTO’s new Contextual Guidance for Bikeway Design can help designers and engineers to decide what kind of bike facility will work on any type of street. Craig Toocheck, Program Analyst/Designer, Designing Cities Initiative, NACTO Alex Liaw, Transportation Design Engineer, City of […]

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Hear from Kate Fillin-Yeh, NACTO’s Director of Strategy, on ways to accelerate project delivery in your city. Part of a larger breakout session,  “Build Great Places for Bikes in your Community” at the 2017 PlaceForBikes Conference. 

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Since 2010, over 55 bike share systems have opened across the country, and riders have taken more than 100 million trips.  With this growth comes the need to make sure that bike share is both successful and sustainable, as well as accessible to all community members, regardless of their race or income.  In almost all […]

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NACTO cities have been leading the way in implementing intersection designs using raised elements, such as in protected intersections. Learn about how these elements can be used in various ways to make safer, more comfortable intersections. Craig Toocheck, Program Analyst/Designer, Designing Cities Initiative, NACTO Alex Liaw, Transportation Design Engineer, City of Vancouver This panel is […]

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NACTO Webinar – The Near Miss Project: Quantifying Cyclist Comfort and Safety

Fear of being hit and seriously injured by a car is a major deterrent for people considering whether to bike on city streets. At the same time, city transportation departments use historical crash data to prioritize street design projects where people have been killed and seriously injured. But new research shows that for cyclists, near […]

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The Vision Zero Network is hosting a Vision Zero 101 webinar, covering the basic principles of Vision Zero. This is a great opportunity to learn about Vision Zero’s safe systems approach, how it differs from the traditional traffic safety approach, and how this concept is spreading across the country.

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NACTO and its Affiliate Members are proud to bring together city staff and advocates from cities around the St Louis region on June 8–9 to explore common opportunities and challenges in bikeway implementation. This 2-day Bikeways Roadshow will include tours of bike infrastructure in St. Louis, a hands-on bikeway design charrette led by NACTO staff, as […]

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We all know our cities are changing fast. How are local agencies rising to the challenge to make sure we all keep moving? NACTO, TransitCenter, and Livable Streets are bringing national transportation leaders to Boston to learn how cities across the US are rethinking their streets to boost reliable and safe travel for people on foot, buses, and bikes. […]

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NACTO and TransitCenter are proud to partner with the City of Cambridge and MBTA on the Transit Program Accelerator, a one-year partnership to bring new knowledge, resources, and energy to transit challenges in Cambridge. The City of Cambridge and MBTA are focusing efforts on a priority corridor to transform over the course of the year into […]

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Working Together: Multi-Modal and Multi-Agency Coordination Understanding how transportation fits into the larger context of planning, the built environment and issues that affect cities is critical to working in the transportation field. These organizations tend to think broadly about issues and therefore women working in these “think-tanks” tend to develop skills that are widely applicable […]

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Technology — from autonomous vehicles to traffic sensors — is poised to radically redefine mobility and change the landscape of cities in the 21st century. But moving from current transit infrastructure to what comes next involves solving a wide array of technological, regulatory and design challenges requiring the input and collaboration of stakeholders from across […]

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As Congress prepares to debate infrastructure investments, this briefing will focus on what’s at stake for communities, the importance of 21st century infrastructure investment, green jobs, and ensuring public dollars support the public good. Hosted by the Natural Resources Defense Council Doug Siglin, Executive Director, Anacostia Waterfront Trust Mae Wu, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense […]

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NACTO cities and staff will be meeting to share innovative techniques and best practices for implementing accessible street redesigns in an on-site workshop with FHWA in Minneapolis, along with accessibility experts and members of the U.S. Access Board. This workshop is part of NACTO’s participation in FHWA’s project on Innovative Roadway Design and Accessibility, growing out of new […]

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A flooded street is not a complete street, but stormwater management is often overlooked in urban street design. Increasingly, city transportation departments are partnering with water departments to fully leverage the opportunities for sustainable stormwater management in the right-of-way. Though constrained urban streets have a number of competing demands, green stormwater infrastructure can be integrated […]

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Join NACTO at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference in New York City for an in-depth hands-on charrette workshop and peer-to-peer case presentations by cities that have assembled people-first transit corridor design, bike network rollout, and walkable streets to create transit neighborhoods – growing ridership and making cities more equitable at the same time. Better […]

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As bike ridership and infrastructure continue to grow in the US, this panel will examine the benefits that result from safety in numbers for cyclists and other road users. Panelists will discuss resistance to cycling infrastructure and increased ridership despite the added safety benefits, share best practices in incorporating cycling into Vision Zero policy, and […]

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This event is hosted by Detroit Bike Share. Detroit Bike Share is launching this spring with 430 bikes at 43 stations throughout greater Downtown Detroit. With the vision to be the nation’s best-in-class program, Detroit Bike Share will support Detroit’s future as a leader in public mobility systems that serve residents’ and visitors’ diverse transportation […]

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Just another ten minutes of walking a day can lengthen a person’s life by years, but the streets of today are designed primarily for cars, rather than for people. Good design principles and new technologies can help us create more healthy streets, whether in busy commercial districts or suburban areas.

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NACTO will host a Dockless Bike Share Webinar for on Wednesday, April 12, at 1pm ET.   The webinar will focus on new stationless bike share systems, like those sweeping across China, that are planning to deploy large numbers of bikes in US cities quickly and without city approval.  It will feature presenters from 3 cities […]

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The rise of Uber and advent of autonomous vehicles herald a new era in urban mobility while threatening to disrupt public transport infrastructure. How can cities reconcile these competing models while preserving the public interest?

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The Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) will host a training on the Urban Street Design Guide, led by NACTO Certified Trainers Rob Burchfield and Jeremy Chrzan.

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Protected bikeways, bike lanes separated from traffic due to built elements or parked cars, are the safest way for cyclists to traverse city streets and the best way to get new riders comfortable with urban biking. After a pilot project downtown, San Jose is looking into implement this infrastructure throughout their bike network. Join us […]

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NACTO’s first Digital Transit Street Design Charrette of the new year will be on Wednesday, Jan 18, at 3pm ET. The City of Cambridge will be reviewing concepts and challenges for Massachusetts Avenue, a primary transit and bicycling corridor through the city. For any city interested in learning about and discussing transit priority and high-comfort bikeways […]

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Creating better, more equitable bike share systems and environments for biking requires complete information about current and potential riders.  Intercept surveys (short surveys performed on the street or at bike share stations) collect data that other methods fail to capture–they can target specific locations; reach casual users or people who don’t ride bike share; and get […]

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NACTO, the City of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will host a workshop based on the NACTO Urban Street Design and Urban Bikeway Design Guides. Participants will learn about the Guides and apply their lessons in a workshop. This design charrette format will incorporate classroom and field activities, and provide a forum for dialogue and […]

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NACTO and the Georgia Department of Transportation will host a workshop based on the NACTO Urban Street Design and Urban Bikeway Design Guides. Participants will learn about the Guides and apply their lessons in hands-on design exercises. This event will provide a forum for dialogue and engagement between engineers, planners, and other professionals. Learning objectives: Apply principles of the […]

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NACTO and TransitCenter are thrilled to work with the City of Indianapolis and IndyGo to advance transit-supportive street design strategies and implementations, beginning with this first Transit Program Accelerator Roadshow. Over two intensive days, Department of Public Works and IndyGo staff worked with leading practitioners from peer cities to develop staff capacity, learn about cutting-edge […]

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The day after the Illinois Bike Summit, professional engineers and planners will be the primary intended audience for a training on NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide and related suburban/rural content. The highly-acclaimed class will be taught by T.Y. Lin International’s Nate Roseberry, with 6 continuing education credit hours available for engineers and planners. Participants will learn […]

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Join APBP and NACTO for a discussion about NACTO’s new Transit Street Design Guide! We’ll discuss how transit streets can be multi-modal streets that are safe and friendly for all users, and see how the principles in the Guide have been employed in two NACTO member cities. NACTO’s Craig Toocheck will give an overview of the […]

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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: [email protected]

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In 2014, Americans took 10.8 billion trips on public transit, the highest since the dawn of the highway era. But most of these trips are on streets that were designed to move private cars, with transit as an afterthought. On April 27, join Matthew Roe, Director of NACTO’s Designing Cities Initiative for a discussion about how NACTO’s new Transit Street Design Guide can help streets of every size be redesigned to create great transit streets, supporting strong neighborhoods and downtowns.

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Book Launch: Transit Street Design Guide

Celebrate the launch of the NACTO Transit Street Design Guide at the New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn. Join contributors from the MTA, the NYC Department of Transportation, TransitCenter, and NACTO for a conversation about the much-needed link between transit planning, transportation engineering, and street design. $10 members of the public | FREE for […]

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Boston Cities for Cycling Roadshow: Protected Intersections

The protected intersection is emerging as a key component of all-ages-and-abilities bike networks in North America. With more cities implementing protected intersections, NACTO members are in need of guidance and research to facilitate their design and implementation. This Cities for Cycling Roadshow will provide an opportunity to discuss the design and maintenance of protected intersections, and to develop recommended guidance for inclusion in the […]

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NACTO and the City of Phoenix, in partnership with Valley Metro, are pleased to offer this full day workshop focusing on innovative street and bikeway design, including modules from NACTO’s forthcoming Transit Street Design Guide. Staff will come together to envision transformation of their city streets, covering topics including: Urban street design principles Transit-supportive treatments and strategies […]

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Getting streets to work for transit is indispensable to the urban future. The Transit Street Design Guide sets a new vision for how cities can harness the immense potential of transit to create active and efficient streets, in neighborhoods and downtowns alike. Following NACTO’s popular Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the Guide details how reliable transit routes – whether […]

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To-go lunches will be available before the afternoon’s Walkshops

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Breakfast will be available in the Ballroom from 8:00-8:45am

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Breakfast will be available in the Ballroom from 8:00-8:45am

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Opening Reception

An opportunity to meet transportation officials, staff, and practitioners from NACTO member cities across North America

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From Berwick to Sydney communities across Nova Scotia are asking how to create vibrant main street districts that balance the needs of all road users. The National Association of City Transportation Officials will be in Halifax on June 12th to teach engineers, planners, and landscape architects how to design our streets to encourage active transportation […]

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The nation’s foremost design training for urban streets is coming to Memphis, TN. A workshop based on the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide will be convened by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) in conjunction with the National Association of City
Transportation Officials (NACTO), with support from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration.

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NACTO, the City of Denver, and DRCOG will host a workshop based on the NACTO Urban Street Design and Urban Bikeway Design Guides. Participants will learn about the Guides and apply their lessons in a workshop. This design charrette format will incorporate classroom and field activities, and provide a forum for dialogue and engagement between […]

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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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This training will be a combination of presentations and a charrette to allow attendees to apply some of the concepts in the Urban Street Design Guide to redesign an intersection in downtown Portland.

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Santa Clara County-San Jose Street Design Workshop

San José and cities across Santa Clara County face a challenge familiar to many U.S. cities: becoming more equitable, sustainable and safer places to live, work, and play, while connecting a growing population to jobs, neighborhoods, and businesses. Prioritizing spatially efficient modes – transit, biking, and walking – is critical for these cities. Yet the street network inherited from earlier waves of growth […]

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The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) in conjunction with National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and with support from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration, will host a workshop based on the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide. Participants will analyze a corridor with a critical intersection in Washington, DC, evaluating its potential as a […]

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Impact Hub, 901 Mission Street, San Francisco Co-hosted by YPT San Francisco Bay and NACTO. Sponsored by Kittelson & Associates.

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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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The face of city streets is changing rapidly. The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide is setting a new tone for the American street, starting with local-level innovation and expertise. At this session during the Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place conference, learn from practitioners about how they are working to transform their streets and their […]

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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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How can you adopt (or create) a street design manual for your community that helps create beautiful, safe and delightful streets? And is a better manual really the answer to your city’s street design problems?

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The San Mateo County Health System and Grand Boulevard Initiative have organized three trainings to introduce city and regional leaders and practitioners to emerging engineering guidelines that enable sustainable street designs that maximize the opportunity for safe, walkable and bikeable communities.

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Take a page from the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ new Urban Street Design Guide and explore the cutting-edge techniques being used in two very different urban environments — Atlanta and New York.

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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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On March 2-3, 2014, leaders drawn from across North America’s burgeoning bike share industry will convene for a two-day summit on the state and future of bike share. The meeting, which follows a 2013 roundtable of bike share system owners convened by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) in Denver last September, will gather […]

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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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Urban Street Design Guide Release Event

Based on the groundbreaking work and collaboration of cities across the nation, the Urban Street Design Guide harnesses the innovation and expertise of our nations’ foremost engineers, planners, and designers working in the public realm today.

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Bike Share Roundtable: Denver

In September 2013, NACTO hosted a national consortium of bike share owners and non-profit operators in Denver, Colorado. The discussion focused on major challenges and opportunities for the industry as well as best practices in bike share marketing, sponsorship, and operations. This roundtable was the first meeting of a large, diverse group representing 29 cities with operational […]

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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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Enjoy cocktails and mingling at Battery Gardens in Lower Manhattan.

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Meet the Cities “Speed Dating” Activity Check out the latest sustainable transportation projects around the nation.

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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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Bike Share in the United States: Lessons Learned and Emerging Best Practices for Integrating Public Transportation and Planning NACTO held a bike share workshop in March 2012 to discuss emerging trends and best practices in bike sharing in the United States. The national meeting was the first of its kind, convening bike share owners, operators, […]

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2012 Annual Meeting

2012 Annual Meeting Agenda

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The Buses Are Coming: The Growth of Curbside Bus Operations This session traces the birth of the curbside bus industry in the United States from a chartered van service for Chinese immigrants to an operation that served more than 4.2 million in 2007 and includes more than 2,500 trips a week between New York, Washington, […]

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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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“State of the Practice: Parking Management and Pricing in the United States” (San Francisco, September 22-23) brought together city parking policy makers and managers from around the country to share lessons learned, best practices and plans for the future. Advanced technologies and new ways of thinking about parking management are transforming cities throughout the world. […]

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