NACTO’s “Cities for Cycling”

"Cities for Cycling" is a project of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) to document, promote and implement the world’s best bicycle transportation practices in U.S. cities.

In this Streetfilm you’ll see how a typical visit can inspire, enlighten and energize city leaders & advocates. During bike month, experts from the transportation departments of NYC (Jon Orcutt), Portland (Roger Geller) and San Francisco (Timothy Papandreou) came to Boston to talk about bike infrastructure in their cities and how they accomplished innovative change to their streetscapes. Thru public presentations, private meetings with city officials, and bike ride audits, the "Cities for Cycling" road show is poised to be an informative, powerful tool for governments.

In addition, NACTO is in the process of developing a dynamic on-line Urban Bikeway Design Guide which will showcase the engineering techniques being deployed by NACTO members to make bicycling safer, more comfortable and more convenient. This guide is due to be released later this year, but they already are hosting many useful resources for bike planners.

  • Dear Rita Robinson,

    Please invite your fellow NACTO officials to come to Los Angeles and present Cities for Cycling to you, your engineering department, and our elected officials.

  • Interesting, and disappointing, that all these people were forced to wear foam hats on the ride.

    As someone who used to be a more vociferous advocate for bicycle facilities, I wish I could give a professional data and information about a street I’m concerned with (say, North Figueroa Street in Highland Park) and have a menu of legal options to make that street more bike and pedestrian friendly.

    Relying on the staff in Los Angeles to honestly investigate and properly implement our options has not worked out well for the cycling community.

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