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File #: R-15-152   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 1/5/2015 In control: City Council
Final action: 3/2/2015
Enactment date: 3/17/2015 Enactment #: R-2015-024
Title: Adopting The September 2014 Downtown Walkability Analysis As A City Policy For Prioritizing Multi-Modal Improvements In The Downtown Area (Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-152, 2. R-152 Attachment 1, 3. R-152 Attachment 2, 4. R-152Enacted, 5. R-152 Attachment 2 final.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
3/17/2015 City Clerk Published  Action details
3/13/2015 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
3/10/2015 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
3/2/2015 City Council PassedPass Action details
2/18/2015 City Council Accepted with a Recommendation Do Pass  Action details
2/11/2015 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do PassPass Action details
1/5/2015 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
1/5/2015 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-FIRST COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-15-152 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


RESOLUTION
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Adopting The September 2014 Downtown Walkability Analysis As A City Policy For Prioritizing Multi-Modal Improvements In The Downtown Area (Benton)
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ADOPTING THE SEPTEMBER 2014 DOWNTOWN WALKABILITY ANALYSIS AS A CITY POLICY FOR PRIORITIZING MULTI-MODAL IMPROVEMENTS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.
WHEREAS, the City Council in early 2014 commissioned Jeff Speck, a nationally-known urban planner, designer and author, to study the overall walkability of the city's core and make recommendations for pedestrian, bicycle and traffic improvements that could be implemented there; and
WHEREAS, this study involved close coordination and dialogue with relevant city agencies and stakeholder groups, including the Department of Municipal Development, ABQ Ride, Downtown residents and business owners, and revitalization leaders; and
WHEREAS, the report makes recommendations for vehicle lane reconfigurations, bicycle facilities, roadway realignments and sidewalk improvements that could improve circulation and livability in Downtown; and
WHEREAS, the report also makes policy recommendations aimed at encouraging the continued revitalization and redevelopment of the area and addressing challenges such as parking, safety and street trees; and
WHEREAS, these recommendations include many that could be implemented inexpensively during already-scheduled roadway maintenance and small improvement projects, such as restriping lanes and enhancing signalization, and others that warrant further consideration and/or prioritization of funding, such as providing at-grade pedestrian and/or traffic crossings over the railroad tracks for some east-west streets, conversion of one-way streets to two-way facilities, and reducing vehicle lanes to calm traffic on major thoroughfares; and ...

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