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Designing Cities Initiative

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Designing Cities is a NACTO initiative to improve street design in urban environments.

Highlights include NACTO’s design guides, the annual Designing Cities conference, local training and workshops, and Practitioners’ Papers.

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Designing Cities Initiative

Better Boarding, Better Buses: Streamlining Boarding & Fares

Transit agencies are moving more people in less time, by implementing all-door bus boarding and off-board bus fare payment, on busy lines and system-wide. The time it takes for a bus to stop...

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Urban Street Design Guide

Streets comprise more than 80% of public space in cities, but they often fail to provide their surrounding communities with a space where people can safely walk, bicycle, drive, take transit, and socialize. Cities are leading the movement to redesign and...

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Designing Cities 2017: Chicago

Join us October 30 - November 2 in Chicago for NACTO's Designing Cities conference, convening transportation leaders and practitioners from across the country and world to discuss key trends in urban street design and transportation policy....

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Training and Workshops

Design Guide Trainings The NACTO Design Guide Training Program brings together leaders in street design for intensive hands-on workshops. Training workshops are available throughout North America and beyond. NACTO’s Certified Trainers lead most workshops outside the NACTO member city network, bringing a deep...