National Association of City Transportation Officials

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NACTO Fights Autonomous Vehicle Safety Exemptions

Two major automakers have petitioned for the right to test thousands of vehicles without major safety features such as brake pedals and steering wheels.

September 28, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

Self-Driving Cars

Planning Ahead for an Autonomous Vehicle Future

A new guide says cities need to plan now for AVs so they are not caught off guard when the technology finally arrives.

September 25, 2019 - Wired

Crosswalk Button

Giving Pedestrians a Head Start on Safety

Traffic signals at more than 2,000 intersections in New York City now have a pedestrian head start, making them the "unsung heroes" of Vision Zero.

November 30, 2017 - The New York Times

Chicago Divvy

A New Guide for Siting Bikeshare Stations

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is on a multi-modal roll, releasing two guides to non-automobile forms of transportation in recent weeks. The most recent offers guidance on why, where, and how to site bikeshare.

April 22, 2016 - Next City

Are Performance Parking Strategies Working?

Performance parking, dynamic pricing; whatever you call it, SF Park's strategy uses the latest technology and pricing strategies to make the most efficient use of parking, with the goal of improving air quality and traffic flow. But is it working?

September 25, 2011 - San Francisco Chronicle

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