NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

KAI worked as part of the consultant team to develop a comprehensive Urban Bikeway Design Guide. KAI developed material for the Guide and offered engineering insight into the appropriateness and applicability of the cycling treatments.

Bicycle facilities covered by the Guide include a variety of innovative facilities, including bicycle signals, cycle tracks, bike boxes, and intersection improvements. The Guide has two major final products: a web-based version that includes a platform for discussion and information exchange, and a printed summary that will be updated regularly. The National Association of City Transportation Officials and its Cycling for Cities project funded the work, which builds on its Emerging Best Practices Sheets. It is anticipated that the dissemination and fine-tuning of this information will help unleash the potential of American cities to reach world-class levels of bicycling.

KAI also developed supplemental material for the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide related to bike boulevards and contextual guidance for selecting bike facilities. KAI provided technical review of supplemental content related to bike boulevards and contextual guidance. This project is an excellent example of KAI’s ability to integrate and evaluate innovative bicycle treatments within the context of other transportation system elements, such as vehicular and transit components.