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US Sec’y of Transportation Urges Adoption of NACTO Design Guide

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

“If Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has anything to say about it, every transportation planner in the country should have a shiny new engineering guide on his or her bookshelf.”

That’s what Streetsblog had to say about the Secretary’s endorsement of NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide.

NACTO — the National Association of City Transportation Officials — was formed so that cities could share technical knowledge, and build consensus on best practices for bike lanes, cycle tracks, intersections, signals, signs, road markings, etc., all now featured in this guide.

It’s online as part of the NACTO website, and, as of today, in print. Read the press release.

NACTO invites cities, towns, and organizations to endorse the guide, and for engineers and planners to endorse it as individuals.

TheCityFix calls it “…the preeminent resource for designing and engineering bikeways in cities.”

We at bikeNewportBeach.org endorse it. We hope our city will adopt it.

Let us know what you think.

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  1. I first heard of this Urban Bikeway Design Guide at the National Bike Summit this spring. I came back and enjoyed showing it to City Manager Dave Kiff who passed it along to Brad Sommers. This Guide legitimizes the pioneering work that leading cities across the US have taken to improve bike safety. “We’re not waiting for the federal government!” I heard NY Bike Goddess, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, appointed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Janette Sadik-Khan shout out to the audience as she introduced this new compilation of best practices.

    I take one chapter from the Guide, the Bike Box, and show where it could be utilized in Corona del Mar’s new beautification plans: http://www.coronadelmartoday.com/23407/home/cycling-safety-51/

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