Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals Endorses NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
CEDARBURG, WI – The Board of Directors of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) endorses the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Urban Bikeway Design Guide for use in projects that accommodate all bicyclists on streets in North America. APBP applauds NACTO for taking the initiative to push the envelope to improve urban bicycle facilities.
As people of all ages call for more comfortable and safer places to bicycle for transportation, cities are seeking new ways to respond. The NACTO guide is a useful tool in a city’s toolbox for urban bikeway design. In deciding when, where, and how to apply the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, APBP urges cities to consider seeking official experimentation status for treatments that are not currently authorized by design manuals and standards so that this research can benefit other cities seeking similar solutions.
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals provides expertise for sustainable transportation and is the only professional membership organization for the discipline of pedestrian and bicycle transportation. APBP members – employees of all levels of government, consulting firms and non-profits – work in the engineering, planning, landscape architecture, police, safety, health and promotion fields and specialize in improving conditions for bicycling and walking. For more information about the organization, visit www.apbp.org.