NACTO Beats the Clock With Quick Update of Bike Guide | Streetsblog Capitol Hill
September 14, 2012 Leave a comment
As reported by Tanya Snyder, the National Association of City Transportation Officials has released an update of it’s 18-month old Urban Bikeways Design Guide. Why does this matter? Well, the quick turnover of NACTO’s guide is in stark contrast to more widely used guides, such as that by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, which was just updated for the first time in 13 years. NACTO’s guide incorporates the most up-to-date knowledge in the field, including incorporating new guidelines for bike boulevards, as pictured in the above video. AASHTO, meanwhile, is still apprehensive about including such proven techniques as protected bike lanes. NACTO is gaining market share against AASHTO and other older guides, and hopefully it will prove to have a positive effect for cyclists and pedestrians across the country.