This week, NACTO held its fourth annual Designing Cities conferencein Austin, TX. The Designing Cities conference convenes transportation leaders and practicioners from across the country to discuss key trends in urban street design and transportation policy. In honor of that gathering, check out an excerpt of Barbara McCann's book Completing Our Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Neighborhood Networks.
The complete streets movement is based around a simple idea: streets should be safe for people of all ages and abilities, whether they are walking, driving, bicycling, or taking the bus.Across the country, communities are embracing this idea—even as they struggle to change decades of rules, practice, and politics that prioritize cars. They have discovered that changing the design of a single street is not enough: they must upend the way transportation agencies operate. In Completing Our Streets, McCann gives practitioners and activists the strategies, tools, and inspiration needed to translate this idea into real and lasting change in their communities.
Check it out below.