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File #: R-20-104   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 10/5/2020 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Adopting The 2020 Update Of The Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Manual (Davis, Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-104.pdf, 2. R-104 Attachment A 2020 NTMP Manual.pdf

COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-104 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Pat Davis and Isaac Benton

Adopting The 2020 Update Of The Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Manual (Davis, Benton)
WHEREAS, since the mid-1990s. the City of Albuquerque has provided a Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) to identify solutions to address traffic safety and nuisance issues on neighborhood streets; and
WHEREAS, NTMP projects are executed as a partnership between the City of Albuquerque's Traffic Engineering Division and the residents that reside within the project area; and
WHEREAS, neighborhood traffic calming through consensus is a recent field of practice in the United States and is still an evolving endeavor.
The City has updated the NTMP Manual approximately every six years to stay current with the state of the practice of neighborhood traffic calming and to employ lessons learned from the implementation of projects in Albuquerque's neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS, to adapt and improve the NTMP program, the City Council and the Traffic Engineering Division of the Department of Municipal Development, in cooperation with a team of City residents and staff from multiple City agencies, updated the 2015 manual by creating a 2020 NTMP Manual. The significant modifications of the update include:
1. The NTMP will have two tracks, an expedited track for applicants requesting speed humps to address speeding issues, and a standard track for streets where street geometry and location preclude the use of speed humps, or the traffic issues involve cut-through traffic and frequent traffic crashes,
2. When qualifying a project, the speed hump track will consider a wide variety of contributing causes for speeding that were not considered in previous NTMP Manuals, and
3. The petitioning process, (which is used to determine if a consensus of the r...

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