Design standards and guidelines

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
Created as part of the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Cities for Cycling initiative, this guide is intended to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists.

Model Design Manual for Living Streets
Ryan Snyder Associates  developed  the Model Street Design Manual in Los Angeles with national experts in living streets concepts. The manual focuses on all users and all modes, seeking to achieve balanced street design that accommodates cars while ensuring that pedestrians, cyclists and transit users can travel safely and comfortably. It also incorporates features to make streets lively, beautiful, economically vibrant as well as environmentally sustainable. Cities may use this manual in any way that helps them update their current practices, including adopting the entire manual, adopting certain chapters in full or part, modifying or customizing chapters to suit each city’s needs. The manual may be downloaded for free (NOTE: the manual is 300+ pages and contains many color images).

Model Bicycle Parking Ordinance
ChangeLab Solutions has developed a model ordinance for required bicycle parking that is adaptable for use by local governments.