The Mayor's Toolbox


On this page we hope to begin building a virtual toolbox for our City and County Leaders, Planners and Committee Members.   


Here is our thought...  How does a street, which historically has been engineered to move mass quantities of motor vehicles, play a vital role in bringing life, energy, and economic value to our communities?  How can we have a "Complete Street" or even know the value of this design process until we understand the definition ourselves?


To start this process, Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer has provided this excellent resource to kick this off:



"Ten Principles for Building Heathly Places"



*This should be a "Must Read!" for everyone of us, especially our Community leaders that are in a position to make big decisions.



After starting there, we can now build on some of the terms, concepts, and resources that we just read about. These are links to the NACTO Guide.  We encourage you to really spend some time in these.  See what the possibilities are in various applications.


"Urban Street Design Guide"


"Urban Bikeway Design Guide"


The Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions for 21st century transportation infrastructure. Drawing on the experience and expertise of leading practitioners, these guides together present a blueprint for complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for everyone using them. Published by Island Press.   NACTO Guide (National Association of City Transportation Officials):



In this funny and thought-provoking talk, Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of New York City, shares projects that have reshaped street life in the 5 boroughs, including pedestrian zones in Times Square, high-performance buses and a 6,000-cycle-strong bike share. Her mantra: Do bold experiments that are cheap to try out.




 Other Tools and Resources:



Click here to create a street drawing.



Coeur d'Alene's "Complete Street Policy"



Coeur d'Alene's Trails and Bikeways Master Plan (Draft)



FHWA Separated Bike Lane Planning & Design Guide





Innovative Street Designs:

What's a "Bike Corral"?



It’s being more creative and efficient with available street space.  It’s in-street parking for bicycles.  Instead of having a parking space for one motor vehicle, you now have parking for 10-15 bicycles in the that same space, freeing your sidewalks for seating and pedestrian use.  It's a win/win for everyone!

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