SPUR Forum: Designing for Urban Streets w/ Ed Reiskin

From SPUR:

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Dirk Dallas

NACTO, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, has long been an advocate for better street design. Drawing on the experience of leading practitioners around the country, the group recently published guides on urban street design and bikeways. Come learn how these guides can serve as blueprints for building innovative street solutions. Co-presented by Island Press.
+ Ed Reiskin / San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

This Week: Ed Reiskin Talks About Smarter Street Design

|
Update: The SFMTA meeting about changes to the Muni 5-Fulton line was postponed until July 17. This Wednesday evening, choose from two meetings, including a SPUR forum with Ed Reiskin talking about the NACTO Urban Bikeway and Street Design guides. Or, talk with city planners at community meetings about upgrades planned for Ocean Avenue. Sunday […]

NACTO Street Design Guides Now Official Policy in SF

|
The Board of Supervisors yesterday voted unanimously to establish the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Urban Street and Urban Bikeway Design Guides as official policy for all city agencies, as proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener. “Safe and livable streets start with smart street design reflecting the needs of all users,” Wiener said in a statement. “Safe streets and […]

Bikeway on Mission Street Would Cost More Than One on Market

|
Constructing raised, protected bike lanes on downtown Mission Street would cost more than building them on Market, according to SF Municipal Transportation Agency Director Ed Reiskin. The Mission bikeway proposal, which recently surfaced as an option to be studied in the repeatedly-delayed Better Market Street project, would entail abandoning long-sought bike safety improvements on Market, which is […]

At 40 Years, San Francisco’s Transit-First Policy Still Struggles for Traction

|
The first private automobile users on early 20th-century American streets were generally accorded no special privileges on the public right-of-way. “The center of the road was reserved for streetcars, and the new automobiles had to move out of the way,” as Renee Montagne describes it in the 1996 documentary Taken for a Ride, which chronicles […]