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File #: O-17-51   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 6/19/2017 In control: City Council
Final action: 11/6/2017
Enactment date: 11/22/2017 Enactment #: O-2017-028
Title: F/S Amending The Traffic Code And The Municipal Ordinance Relating To Pedestrian Safety And Vehicle/Pedestrian Conflicts (Jones)
Attachments: 1. O-51, 2. O-51 Approved Committee Substitute.pdf, 3. O-51 Approved Floor Substitute.pdf, 4. FS O-51Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
11/22/2017 City Clerk Published  Action details
11/22/2017 Mayor Not Signed by the Mayor  Action details
11/16/2017 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
11/6/2017 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
11/6/2017 City Council AmendedPass Action details
10/16/2017 City Council Postponed as SubstitutedPass Action details
10/16/2017 City Council SubstitutedPass Action details
10/4/2017 City Council PostponedPass Action details
9/18/2017 City Council Accepted with a recommendation Do Pass, As Substituted  Action details
9/11/2017 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do Pass, as SubstitutedPass Action details
9/11/2017 Finance & Government Operations Committee SubstitutedPass Action details
6/19/2017 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
6/19/2017 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY SECOND COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. F/S O-17-51 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Trudy E. Jones


ORDINANCE
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F/S Amending The Traffic Code And The Municipal Ordinance Relating To Pedestrian Safety And Vehicle/Pedestrian Conflicts (Jones)
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AMENDING THE TRAFFIC CODE AND THE MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE RELATING TO PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AND VEHICLE/PEDESTRIAN CONFLICTS.
WHEREAS, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 4,000 pedestrians die and 70,000 get injured by encounters with vehicle traffic annually; and
WHEREAS, according to NHTSA, New Mexico had the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 population in 2014 and seventh highest in 2015, and Albuquerque had the second highest pedestrian fatality rate per 100,000 population amongst cities with a population of over 500,000 in 2014; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico was also among the 10 worst states for pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 population from 2010 through 2013; and
WHEREAS, New Mexico has been identified as a focus state for pedestrian and bicyclist safety by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) due to the high number of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities from encounters with vehicles; and
WHEREAS, among all of the pedestrian and bicyclist involved crashes in New Mexico, more than 40% occur in Albuquerque and over 80% happen around intersections; and
WHEREAS, in 2015 the City commissioned a study by the University of New Mexico to study the occurrences and possible causes of pedestrian and bicyclist involved crashes in Albuquerque (the "Study"); and
WHEREAS, the Study revealed that among the 10 intersections in the City with the highest number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities, pedestrian error and driver inattention were frequently among the top contributing factors; and
WHEREAS, at the intersections with high incidents of pedestrian error and driver inattention as a contributing fa...

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