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"The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), today announced a partnership with five cities—Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia—to accelerate the implementation of high-quality bike and transit corridors by the end of 2020," according to a press release by NACTO.
"This work, part of the American Cities Climate Challenge, will help the cities meet, or beat, their near-term carbon reduction goals," by "tackling climate change from the street up."
"The partnerships will build on NACTO’s Accelerator model, which helps cities vision, refine, and build internal consensus for bike and transit projects, and gives them the design training necessary to realize their transportation goals."
Michael R. Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and former mayor of New York City, is quoted in the press release noting the need for local governments to step up in lieu of the federal government's "complete failure to act on climate change."