The future of city streets: NACTO Urban Street Design Guide

November 19, 2013

Streets comprise more than 80% of public space in cities, but they often fail to provide their surrounding communities with a space where people can safely walk, bicycle, drive, take transit, and socialize. A well-illustrated, concrete vision for the future of city streets, the Urban Street Design Guide charts the principles and practices of the nation’s foremost engineers, planners, and designers working in cities today. The Guide offers a blueprint for designing 21st century streets, and unveils the toolbox and the tactics cities use to make streets safer, more livable, and more economically vibrant.

Hear from leading experts in street design who contributed to the guide’s development. This webinar will address how this resource will change the face of our nation’s streets, the ways you can use it in your community, and how specific topics and elements in the document differ from conventional practice.

Presenters: David Vega-Barachowitz, Director, Designing Cities Initiative, NACTO; Michael Flynn, Director of Capital Planning, NYC DOT; and Peter Koonce, Division Manager, Signals Division, Portland Bureau of Transportation.

A recording of the webinar can be downloaded here.  [large file]

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