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File #: R-19-122   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Reported from Committee
File created: 1/23/2019 In control: Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Establishing A Downtown Safe Zone Boundary As Described Herein, Bounded To The North Up To Lomas Boulevard But Not Including Lomas Boulevard, The BNSF Railroad Tracks To The East, Coal Avenue To The South, And 8th Street To The West; And Identifying Transportation Improvements Within This Bounded Area For The Purposes Of Multi-Modal Safety (Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-122.pdf
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-19-122 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


RESOLUTION
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Establishing A Downtown Safe Zone Boundary As Described Herein, Bounded To The North Up To Lomas Boulevard But Not Including Lomas Boulevard, The BNSF Railroad Tracks To The East, Coal Avenue To The South, And 8th Street To The West; And Identifying Transportation Improvements Within This Bounded Area For The Purposes Of Multi-Modal Safety (Benton)
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WHEREAS, the 2017 Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan ("The Plan") identifies the downtown area as, "its own Center type with the most intense, walkable, mixed-use environment in the Albuquerque area"; and
WHEREAS, Policy 6.2.4 of The Plan says that the City should "prioritize pedestrian travel, safety, and amenities above all other modes on Main Street Corridors and streets within Downtown, Urban Centers, and Activity Centers"; and
WHEREAS, Table 7-3 in The Plan outlines development forms for the various Centers within The Plan, prioritizing multi-modal incentives, connectivity and access for cyclists and pedestrians, and pedestrian circulation within the Downtown area; and
WHEREAS, Goal 6.4 in The Plan makes a connection between multi-modal transportation options and public health, stating that the City should, "Reduce the adverse effects of automobile travel on air quality through coordinated land use and transportation that promotes the efficient placement of housing, and services and improve the viability of multi-modal transportation options"; and
WHEREAS, other policy efforts to increase walkability and multi-modal safety in the downtown area have occurred, including the adopted 2014 Downtown Walkability Analysis (R-15-152 and R-18-40) and a 2015 study on downtown stop signs; and
WHEREAS, through the adoption of the 2015 Complete Streets Ordinance (O-14-27) the City committed to create and maintain ...

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