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File #: R-18-40   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 5/21/2018 In control: City Council
Final action: 8/6/2018
Enactment date: 8/24/2018 Enactment #: R-2018-047
Title: Establishing City Policy For The Implementation Of Downtown Walkability Improvements; Repealing And Replacing R-15-152 (Enactment R-2015-024) (Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-40.pdf, 2. R-40 Exhibit 1 - Downtown Walkability Analysis.pdf, 3. FA_R-18-40_Exhibit 2 Revised Final, 4. R-40Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
8/24/2018 City Clerk Published  Action details
8/20/2018 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
8/14/2018 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
8/6/2018 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
8/6/2018 City Council AmendedPass Action details
6/18/2018 City Council Accepted with a recommendation Do Pass, As Amended  Action details
6/13/2018 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do Pass, as AmendedPass Action details
6/13/2018 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee AmendedPass Action details
5/21/2018 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
5/21/2018 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-18-40 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton
RESOLUTION
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Establishing City Policy For The Implementation Of Downtown Walkability Improvements; Repealing And Replacing R-15-152 (Enactment R-2015-024) (Benton)
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ESTABLISHING CITY POLICY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DOWNTOWN WALKABILITY IMPROVEMENTS; REPEALING AND REPLACING R-15-152 (ENACTMENT R-2015-024).
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 which resulted in the Albuquerque Downtown Walkability Analysis submitted by Mr. Speck on September 5, 2014 (the "report"); 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...

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