City of Albuquerque
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File #: O-19-64   
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 5/20/2019 In control: City Council
Final action: 8/5/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending Certain Portions Of Chapter 6, Part 5, Article 6 Of The City's Code Of Ordinances Known As The "Complete Streets Ordinance" To Incorporate Higher Standards Related To The Implementation Of Complete Streets Within The City (Benton)
Attachments: 1. O-64, 2. O-64final
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
8/19/2019 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
8/5/2019 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
8/5/2019 City Council AmendedPass Action details
8/5/2019 City Council AmendedPass Action details
6/17/2019 City Council Accepted Without Recommendation, as Amended  Action details
6/12/2019 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Sent to Council Without Recommendation, as AmendedPass Action details
6/12/2019 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee AmendedPass Action details
5/20/2019 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
5/20/2019 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO____O-19-64 ______ ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


ORDINANCE
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Amending Certain Portions Of Chapter 6, Part 5, Article 6 Of The City's Code Of Ordinances Known As The "Complete Streets Ordinance" To Incorporate Higher Standards Related To The Implementation Of Complete Streets Within The City (Benton)
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AMENDING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF CHAPTER 6, PART 5, ARTICLE 6 OF THE CITY'S CODE OF ORDINANCES KNOWN AS THE "COMPLETE STREETS ORDINANCE" TO INCORPORATE HIGHER STANDARDS RELATED TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPLETE STREETS WITHIN THE CITY.
Findings and Intent. The City Council hereby finds:
(A) That much of Albuquerque's existing roadway system was built to facilitate access to destinations by personal automobile, resulting in streets that are uninviting and impractical for other users and modes of transportation; and
(B) The City of Albuquerque sees the need to create a complete and connected network for all transportation users.
(C) There is a growing acceptance nationwide of the need for multi-modal roadways that serve motor vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit patrons of all ages and abilities; and
(D) That the Complete Streets approach is a nationally recognized framework for designing context-sensitive street facilities that enable efficient travel by all users, including the estimated one third of Americans who do not drive; and
(E) That hundreds of municipalities and more than half of U.S. states have adopted ordinances and policies incorporating Complete Streets Concepts; and
(F) The Vision Zero movement seeks to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries nationwide - while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all; and
(G) A strong Complete Streets Policy is essential in any municipality striving to be a Vision Zero city; and
(H) That the Mid Region Council o...

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