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NACTO Urban Street Design Guide

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has released a new, holistic design manual for urban streets, called the Urban Street Design Guide.  The guide conceives of streets as infrastructure that must serve multiple purposes (storefront, doorstep, plaza, café, throughway) for multiple users (people walking, driving, bicycling, sitting, and taking transit).  The guide outlines a broad design approach and gives details on specific elements or treatments intended to help communities create safe, multi-modal streets that function as vibrant places, support economic vitality, and provide access and mobility for all roadway users and travel modes.


The guide is a follow-up and extension of NACTO's Urban Bikeway Design Guide from 2011.  It is available both for purchase from Island Press and as an interactive document online.