Sustainable Public Rights of Way

The Sustainable Public Rights of Way Subcommittee provides support and technical advice to NCTCOG's Public Works Council on sustainability issues associated with public works infrastructure. The Subcommittee's activities are reported regularly to the Public Works Council. View SPROW committee information.

The goals of the program are to compile best practices for sustainable public rights of way, review real examples of best practices within the region and hold workshop(s) in order to educate on and discuss best practices for sustainable public rights of way.

The goals of Sustainable Public Rights-of-Way are to improve infrastructure within public rights of way including but not limited to:

  • To promote multi-modal forms of transportation
  • Improve air and water quality
  • Provide walkable communities
  • Provide safer and healthier neighborhoods and improve quality of life
  • Improve infrastructure life cycle and performance
  • Streamline construction
  • Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Promote economic development
  • Promote integration of rights of way and surrounding land use
  • Promote context-sensitive design
  • Balance environmental, scenic, aesthetic, cultural and natural resources, as well as community and transportation needs.

The Roadmap to a Sustainable Public Right of Way is a document intended to be a resource to both public officials and private developers to improve the sustainability of their projects constructed within the public rights-of-way.

Roadmap to a Sustainable Public Right Of Way

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Technical Resources
Case Studies

The NCTCOG Environment & Development Case Studies web mapping application allows you to explore case studies related to development excellence, solar energy, water, and solid waste in the North Central Texas region.

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SPROW Education Forum

Monday, December 4, 2017
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thursday, May 23, 2013

For additional information, please contact Kate Zielke.