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Chicago Applies NACTO Urban Bikeway Guidelines

Last year, the National Association of City Transportation Officials released a technical guide on how to implement bike lanes in urban areas. We now see that Chicago is applying these guidelines to create safe biking paths across the city. We previously wrote about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s commitment to providing safe and protected spaces for bicyclists, so it’s no surprise to see the city taking leaps towards this goal.

In order to communicate the city’s efforts, NACTO released a video highlighting Chicago’s bike lanes and the exchange of knowledge among experts in the transportation world.

Missoula, Mont. is another city applying the principles of the NACTO guide to its streets. The city’s Bike-Walk Alliance even invited Joe Gilpin, a national expert who helped develop the guide, to discuss the state-of-the-art practices for cities in implementing safe and protected biking spaces.

Here is an online version of the NACTO guide. Do you have any of these solutions in your city?

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  • Sethtormajunk

    More cities need to have the foresight to push through the traditional barriers that prevent these important transportation facilities from being implemented and adopt all or portions of the nacto guide as design standards.