Talking Headways Podcast: Planning While Black

This week we’re going back to LA Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Tamika Butler’s plenary at the NACTO Designing Cities Conference in Seattle. In her presentation, “Planning While Black,” Tamika discusses some of her personal history, issues of diversity and equity, and how cities should include people who haven’t been represented in the planning process.

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LA County Bike Coalition’s Tamika Butler on Planning While Black

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Too often, says Tamika Butler, the people responsible for planning cities don’t look like the people who live in cities. In her keynote address from this week’s NACTO Designing Cities conference, she considers some of the ramifications. Butler is executive director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and a national leader in the field of active transportation and racial justice. Her talk begins […]

Charlotte and Denver Join Urban Innovators at NACTO

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The group that brought you the Urban Bikeway Design Guide and the Urban Street Design Guide is expanding. The National Association of City Transportation Officials added Charlotte and Denver to its list of member cities this week, bringing the total to 18. In addition, NACTO has added Louisville, Kentucky, and Somerville, Massachusetts, to the list of 12 […]

Atlanta’s Big Bike Push

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What would it take to change Atlanta into a place that values and celebrates healthy, active transportation? We just may see, in short order. Atlanta just recently installed its first protected bike lane on a short segment of 10th Street at Piedmont Park. But that’s just the beginning of what the city has planned. Atlanta […]

Caltrans Endorses the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide

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It wasn’t a total surprise, but exciting nevertheless for bicycle advocates gathered at the NACTO “Cities for Cycling” Road Show in Oakland last night. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty announced that the agency will endorse the use of the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Street Design Guide, giving California cities the state DOT’s blessing to install modern […]