CNU gets grant from Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is excited to announce it is a grant recipient of the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust. The grant allows New Urbanist experts to teach the CNU/ITE Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares manual to Chicagoland’s transportation engineers, policy-makers and public officials.
Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares is the first set of national guidelines for context sensitive street and transportation design. Created in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Engineers, with assistance from the Federal Highway Administration and the US Environmental Protection Agency, the manual is growing in stature and usage, having been adopted as a recommended practice by the City of El Paso and TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation).
The Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares for the Chicago Region project will bring together local community leaders and transportation engineers to identify and implement strategies that allow for multimodal transportation options — whether walking, bicycling or driving — to promote better traffic management, enhanced community interaction and increased commerce in municipalities.
With the support of the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, CNU will provide decision-makers with the know-how and how-to of sustainable transportation policies.