In 2010, cities banded together to develop a first-of-its-kind document: bikeway design guidance developed by cities, for cities. This manual, the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, sparked a design revolution in cities nationwide, where city ingenuity and values were elevated in service of safe and vibrant streets and transportation networks. In the decade since the Guide was first published, redesigned city streets, for many decades an afterthought, are now widely seen as key to stemming North America’s safety, equity, and climate crises.
Over 2022 and 2023, NACTO will be releasing the next chapters of bike design guidance for cities, by cities, including the long-awaited third edition of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide. In the coming months, we’ll publish several working papers that cover the most critical gaps in vetted guidance for cities, including best practices for data collection, network design, equitable network design, and scaling success to better meet the challenges of our time. This work will feed into an even larger resource, with the first new edition of the Urban Bikeway Design Guide since 2014.
Below, check out the working papers we’ve published to date.
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