In October 2012 the National Organization of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released the Urban Street Design Guidebook. The Guide documents the design principles and strategies that the USA's largest cities are adopting to confront new and growing demands on their streets. It showcases a new model for streets that work better for people, bikes, transit and cities.
The Guide offers specific strategies for making streets safer and more attractive for all users while stimulating economic growth by accommodating transit, adding medians and sidewalk seating.
Many large American cities are already changing the way they build streets and city transportation departments are making ever‐greater accommodations for transit in the street, whether through light‐rail corridors or bus rapid transit.
This Overview version of the document is a preview of the full publication which will be released in mid 2013.
Contents of the Overview include:
Urban Street Design Guide Overview | 32.93 MB PDF