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National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Training

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Complete streets are all the buzz.  But getting from a great idea to a great street takes a lot of work. Many of our local cities experience barriers to implementing streets that are safe and attractive for all types of transit users. The two trainings below from the National Association of City Transportation Officials presented in May 2014 feature local and national success stories, address specific local challenges, and address concerns about complete street design, implementation, and evaluation.  

Training Part I - NACTO Street and Bikeway Design Guidelines (Audience: Policymakers and Elected Officials) 

Introducing the NACTO Urban Design Guidelines

David Vega-Barachowitz, Director, Designing Cities Initiative, NACTO

World-Class Street Design Principles

Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Associates

Aligning Progressive Policy with Proactive Design
Uprooting Interstate-era Assumptions in Design
Paul Supawanich, Nelson\Nygaard Associates
Zabe Bent, Nelson\Nygaard Associates

Measuring What Matters
Going Beyond Level of Service: Measuring the Safety, Economy, and Livability of Our Streets
Jeffrey Tumlin, Nelson\Nygaard Associates

Making a Case for Complete Streets
Communicating the Benefits of World-Class Streets with the Urban Street Design Guide
David Vega-Barachowitz, NACTO
Seleta Reynolds, Section Leader, Livable Streets SFMTA

Designing Safe Streets for Bicyclists Cycle Tracks and the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
David Vega-Barachowitz, NACTO
Seleta Reynolds, Section Leader, Livable Streets SFMTA

Training Part II - NACTO Street Design Guide Applied Locally (Audience: Transportation Engineers and Public Works Officials) 

Introducing the NACTO Urban Design Guidelines
David Vega-Barachowitz, Director, Designing Cities Initiative, NACTO

World-Class Street Design Principles
Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Associates

The Urban Bikeway Design Guide Protected Bike Lane Design and Case Studies
David Vega-Barachowitz, NACTO
Mike Sallaberry, Senior Engineer, SFMTA

Urban Street Design Types and Elements
David Vega-Barachowitz, NACTO
Mike Sallaberry, SFMTA

Making your Design Controls Work for You
Moving from a Passive to a Proactive Design Paradigm
Paul Supawanich, Nelson\Nygaard Associates
Zabe Bent, Nelson\Nygaard Associates

Looking Beyond Level of Service
Communicating Safety and Economic Benefits to Stakeholders and Residents
Jeffrey Tumlin, Nelson\Nygaard Associates

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