Corinne Kisner details NACTO’s new Green Light for Great Streets initiative that aims to implement street projects in various cities.

The National Association of City Transportation Officials, representing more than 50 urban transportation departments across the United States, is known for street design guides that prioritize walking, bicycling, and transit. Now the organization is turning its attention to the nuts-and-bolts of how city bureaucracies can implement these designs in a timely manner, so meaningful change can happen within our lifetimes.

“NACTO, for years now, has been codifying best practices in street design,” said Corinne Kisner, NACTO’s director of policy and special projects. “Now, it’s really critical to help cities understand not just what to do, but how to do it — and how to do it better and faster.”

Many cities have launched pilot programs to experiment with changes like on-street plazas, protected bike lanes, and busways. But few are able to crank out smarter street designs at a consistent pace.

– Stephen Miller, Streetsblog USA

 

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NACTO Wants to Find Out How Cities Can Design Better Streets, Faster, Streetsblog USA