Designing Complete Streets Series


  • Using street design to improve transit reliability, ridership, and value, better connecting riders to destinations
  • Improving transit efficiency in ways that improve the public space function of streets, and support and grow neighborhood land uses
  • How to use active transportation networks at a neighborhood scale to create more equitable, better connected, sustainable cities
  • The philosophy, strategy, policies, and collaborative thinking that underpin an effective Vision Zero program


A growing and diverse group of U.S. cities are successfully pairing improvements like dedicated bus lanes and better stop design with bus branding and all-door payment, integrating bike share stations with transit stops, and integrating both with high-comfort all-ages bikeway networks centered on protected bike lanes. In the Designing Streets for Transit-Based Neighborhoods course, learn from city practitioners about how their cities have planned, designed and implemented these features, using strategic, systematic and scalable approaches that can build into neighborhood networks and ultimately city-wide and region-wide approaches.

In the Vision Zero Approach to Complete Streets course, Vision Zero experts will review best practices in street design and present case examples of innovative street solutions on Queens Boulevard in New York.  Vision Zero has spread to cities and regions around the globe. Can it be successful in yours? Can it help you achieve and create safe, sustainable streets, and complete streets? Resources like the new Global Street Design Guide, developed by the Global Designing Cities Initiative of NACTO, provide best practices to help standardize a variety of approaches.

At least 17 American cities have adopted Vision Zero. About 16 more are considering doing so.  It takes tremendous collaboration among many different agencies, stakeholders, politicians, community groups, advocates, health agencies, and other stakeholders to successfully implement this policy. Two leaders of Vision Zero in New York will describe their approach to effective advocacy and implementation, with strong examples of low-cost solutions on Queens Boulevard.