Tuesday, September 7, 2010



The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) “Cities for Cycling” Road Show comes to Baltimore Thursday, September 30th and Friday, October 1st.  This 2 day visit is 3rd in a series of emerging cycling cities following Boston & Philadelphia. NACTO brings the experience of the bicycle planners & engineers from across the country to help Baltimore advance its cycling infrastructure and programming.  
On Thursday evening , September 30th, “Cities for Cycling” partners with One Less Carand University of Baltimore to host a free 2 hour interactive forum, open to the public. It will include an array of bicycle infrastructure, advocacy initiatives and programs that have been successful in other cities with a Q&A session at the end.   The “Road Show” combines with One Less Car’s “Fall Forum” at University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Auditorium at 7pm.
On Friday, October 1st, NACTO officials will meet with local decision makers, planners & engineers on how we can become even more bike-friendly and feature a bike tour of Baltimore’s bike infrastructure and problem areas.
NACTO is also developing an Urban Bikeways Design Guide as a best practices manual for bicycle infrastructure.  The online & printed guides will highlight engineering techniques being deployed by NACTO members to make bicycling safer, more comfortable and more convenient. The dissemination and fine-tuning of these designs will prove to be key elements in unleashing the potential of American cities to achieve world-class levels of bicycling.

From Bike Baltimore Unofficial Blog.

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