NACTO selects 10 cities for pandemic street design grants

Dive Brief:
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, has selected 10 cities to each receive $25,000 grants for street transformation projects amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program, which features projects from New York City to Long Beach, CA, prioritizes initiatives that are in partnership or support of community-based organizations. This will ensure that the quickly-produced street projects don’t reinforce inequities among communities that are most in need of services like healthcare, transportation or food access, according to NACTO.

The initiative is the second phase of NACTO’s “Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery” program to document the design strategies that cities have adopted since the pandemic began.