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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 and broad perspective on the transportation design and planning issues facing our cities.

The range of topics covered by the Urban Bikeway, Urban Street, and Transit Street Design Guides allows for trainings tailored to a city’s specific needs. One-day trainings with a morning seminar and afternoon design charrette are typical, and many cities take advantage of the presence of nationally recognized design leaders to hold additional events for policymakers, civic leaders, and the public.

NACTO members should contact us directly to arrange workshops and other events. In member cities, NACTO staff organize and lead trainings alongside our Certified Trainers and the unparalleled practice leaders of the NACTO network of city practitioners.

Interested in bringing a training or workshop to your city?

Read the Training Program Handbook for Cities, and apply to host a training.

Sister Cities Roadshows

NACTO Member cities are working together to expand best bikeway design practices across the country. Sister Cities Roadshows offer an opportunity for Affiliate Member cities to come together with other nearby mid- and small-sized cities. Both city staff and advocates are invited to participate in the two-day Roadshows.

A typical Sister City event is a 2-day event including short peer city presentations, a NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Training, an infrastructure tour in the host city, a group design charrette, sponsor product demos, and evening social event. Five to seven peer cities, 3–5 sponsoring vendors, a local bicycling advocate organization, and NACTO staff typically participate. Many city staff use this opportunity to connect with their counterparts from peer cities while learning about NACTO member benefits, the latest bikeway design guidance, and innovative products offered by sponsors.

Recent Sister Cities Roadshows include:

For more information about sponsorship, or if your city is interested in hosting a Roadshow, please contact [email protected].

More information

Questions? Email [email protected].