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Endorse the Guide

Created with the input of practitioners from 72 cities in 42 countries, the Global Street Design Guide offers technical details to inform street design that prioritizes pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders. The Guide includes real-world examples of street and intersection transformations that improve road safety as well as the overall efficiency of urban streets.

GDCI invites cities, national governments, non-profit groups, and multilateral organizations to endorse this new vision for world-class street design.

What does endorsing the GSDG mean?

Endorsing the GSDG provides a permission slip for practitioners in your organization/city to re-imagine the role of streets in cities and implement people-oriented designs. It communicates a message to your citizens, colleagues, and partners that you are committed to advancing safe, healthy, sustainable, and vibrant streets using evidence-based design approaches.

Who should endorse the GSDG?

Governments (city, state, or national) and organizations (non-profit, multilateral, or other civic bodies) committed to better cities should endorse the Global Street Design Guide. See who else has endorsed here.

How can my city/organization/country endorse the GSDG?

If you’re interested in endorsing, simply edit the endorsement template letter and send the signed letter to [email protected]. The letter should be placed on your organization/city letterhead and signed by the highest official representative of your organization or government agency. Please contact us at [email protected]  for more information.

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Global leaders supporting the GSDG

Janette Sadik-Khan and Skye Duncan with (from left to right) Michael Bloomberg, United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and former mayor of New York City, Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bogotá.
Janette Sadik-Khan with (from left to right) the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes, the intendant of Santiago Metropolitan Region, Claudio Orrego, and the Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Ángel Mancera.
Janette Sadik-Khan and Skye Duncan with (from left to right) the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, the Deputy Governor for Spatial Planning and Environment of Jakarta, Oswar Maudlin Mungkasa and the Chair of the Environment and Community Council of Auckland, Penny Hulse.

Fabrizio Prati, Skye Duncan, and Ankita Chachra of NACTO GDCI with the Mayor of Fortaleza Roberto Claudio. In the center, Skye Duncan with the mayor of Kabul, Abdullah Habibzai. On the left, Abhimanyu Prakash and Skye Duncan of NACTO GDCI with the Mayor of Addis Ababa, Diriba Kuma and the head of the Addis Ababa Roads and Transportation Bureau Dr. Solomon Kidane Zegeye.

Taciana Ferreira, head of CTTU (left); João Campos, Mayor of Recife (center); and Leonardo Bacelar, Secretary of Urban Policy, City of Recife (right).