Monday, April 18, 2011

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

Via NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials)

The purpose of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide (part of the Cities for Cycling initiative) is to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists.
The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide is based on the experience of the best cycling cities in the world. The designs in this document were developed by cities for cities, since unique urban streets require innovative solutions. Most of these treatments are not directly referenced in the current versions of the AASHTO Guide to Bikeway Facilities or the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), although many of the elements are found within these documents. The Federal Highway Administration has recently posted information regarding approval status of various bicycle related treatments not covered in the MUTCD, including many of the treatments provided in the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide. All of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide treatments are in use internationally and in many cities around the US.
To create the Guide, the authors have conducted an extensive worldwide literature search from design guidelines and real-life experience.


more posts about bicycle planning:

Copenhagen planning super highways... but for bicycles

Reimagining a more livable San Gabriel Valley; dissecting national cycling death statistics


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