National Association of City Transportation Officials
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is a coalition of fifteen of the largest cities in the United States, and one affiliate member city. Founded in 1996 by former New York City Transportation Commissioner Elliot Sander, NACTO's mission is to facilitate the "exchange of transportation ideas, insights, and practices among large central cities while fostering a cooperative approach to key national transportation issues". Since its founding, NACTO has participated in a number of research initiatives dealing with surface transportation in metropolitan areas. Past campaigns have focused on bicycling, bus rapid transit, light lail, and freight. Research publications have been published in coordination with the New York University Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management.
Cities for Cycling
Cities for Cycling is NACTO initiative to "promote and implement the world’s best bicycle transportation practices in American municipalities". In March 2011 the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, part of the Cities for Cycling initiative, was officially released. Janette Sadik-Khan, the New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner, announced the release at the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. The Bikeway Design Guide provides technical guidance on over twenty different bicycle infrastructure designs. These include buffered bike lanes, cycle tracks, bike boxes, and several other treatments which have not been officially adopted into AASHTO or MUTCD manuals. Many of these designs have already been implemented in cities across the United States and are widely used in Europe and Canada. Bicycle facilities from New York City and Portland, Oregon, are heavily featured in the guide, though case studies from cities all throughout the United States are represented as well.
Members of NACTO include:
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
Affiliate Member Cities
- "National Association of City Transportation Officials". NACTO. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
- "NACTO Cities for Cycling". NACTO Cities for Cycling. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
- "New Bikeway Design Guide Could Bring Safer Cycling to More American Cities". StreetsBlog.