NACTO Brings Designing Cities Conference to San Francisco

October 02, 2014

On October 22-25, 2014 NACTO will host the 3rd annual Designing Cities Conference in San Francisco, California. NACTO promotes innovative design solutions for complete streets in urban environments. The conference brings together both leaders and partitions in transportation to discuss trends in urban street design and transportation policy. Topics for this year’s conference include re-imagining right-of-way, economic benefits of sustainable streets, bike and car sharing, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and strategies to create public space using low-cost and temporary materials.

There will be series of breakout sessions, workshops, and interactive forums to present projects that have been implemented in urban areas and to foster discussions of innovative transportation trends.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency staff and local partners will host “walkshops” that take their peers on tours of local projects, including recently completed cycle tracks, public plazas, and parklets.

KAI is a proud sponsor of the conference and contributed the second edition of NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the use of which is supported by the Federal Highway Administration and several departments of transportation, including California’s.

Hermanus Steyn and Kamala Parks will lead a "Designing Streets for Transit" workshop charrette (Friday 10/24 4:45 pm) and Alice Chen will serve on a panel to discuss reforms to the California Environmental Quality Act (Thursday 10/23 3:15 pm). A complete schedule of events can be found here.

KAI will also be live tweeting the event so even if you are not able to make it be sure to follow @Kittelson on Twitter

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