Urban Bikeway Design Guide
Transportation activists take note. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) hase released the second edition of the Urban Bikeway Design Guide, a comprehensive manual for designing city streets to make them safer and more sustainable. The updated edition has an interactive online guide and a new chapter focusing on bicycle boulevards, which are not just dedicated bike lanes, but entire streets set aside from major roads.
From the press release:
“The second edition of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide will play a significant role in how the city of Phoenix designs and installs its growing network of bike lanes, routes, and boulevards,” said Wylie Bearup, Director of the Phoenix Street Transportation Department. “The Guide provides very useful information to plan and design new streets more effectively as well as retrofit older streets to accommodate bicycling in support of the City’s adoption of a new Complete Streets policy in the near future.”
My city, Indianapolis, just approved a measure to institute a Complete Streets program and I wouldn’t be surprised if this guide is being implemented in those efforts.
To get your hands on this document for your purposes or to hand off to local transportation advocates and politicians go here for the interactive online guide, here for more information on NACTO, and here to order a print edition of the guide.