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The newly revised Urban Bikeway Design Guide is out; it came yesterday. I feel the same way I used to feel as a kid when the Sears catalog arrived in the months before Christmas. Just like then I will pour over every page.

The Guide is all about best practices.

Cities for Cycling is a project of the National Association of City Transportation Officials to catalog, promote and implement the world’s best bicycle transportation practices in American municipalities. Part of this program includes NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide, a collection of the best in innovative bikeway treatments from around the US.

What’s new in this Second Edition? A lot. Buffered bike lanes, Contra-Flow bike lanes and, my new favorite, Cycle Tracks or protected, separated bike lanes.




Frank Peters

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