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File #: O-21-69   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 6/21/2021 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Enacting The Albuquerque Automated Speed Enforcement Ordinance To Monitor The Speed Of Travel And Enforce The Speed Limit Through Speed Enforcement Cameras (Pe?a, Sena, Bassan, Benton)
Attachments: 1. O-69.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
9/8/2021 City Council Accepted with a Recommendation Do Pass (Immediate Action)  Action details
9/8/2021 City Council Postponed as AmendedPass Action details
9/8/2021 City Council AmendedFail Action details
9/8/2021 City Council AmendedPass Action details
9/8/2021 City Council AmendedPass Action details
8/23/2021 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council for Immediate ActionPass Action details
8/23/2021 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do PassPass Action details
8/9/2021 Finance & Government Operations Committee PostponedPass Action details
6/21/2021 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
6/21/2021 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-21-69 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Pe?a, Sena, Bassan, Benton


ORDINANCE
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Enacting The Albuquerque Automated Speed Enforcement Ordinance To Monitor The Speed Of Travel And Enforce The Speed Limit Through Speed Enforcement Cameras (Pe?a, Sena, Bassan, Benton)
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WHEREAS, traffic safety is an important piece of our overall effort to improve public safety; and
WHEREAS, in 2019, ninety-seven (97) people were killed while simply trying to move around our city, the highest number of traffic fatalities in more than 10 years; and
WHEREAS, that is 97 too many of our neighbors, children, and friends lost unnecessarily to traffic violence; and
WHEREAS, from 2014 to 2018, excessive speed was considered the top contributing factor in 8% of fatal crashes, and
WHEREAS, it is estimated that excessive speed plays a role in 25% or more of all fatal crashes, in conjunction with other dangerous driving behaviors; and
WHEREAS, our community needs a shared commitment to save lives and protect our residents from dangerous crashes; and
WHEREAS, concerns over safety keep many Albuquerque residents from walking, riding a bicycle, and taking transit; and
WHEREAS, Traffic crashes have increased in Albuquerque since 2010 and the trends are alarming; and
WHEREAS, two studies in 2018 and 2019 found that Albuquerque is among the 20 most dangerous cities in the United States for all road users, and especially for people walking and bicycling; and
WHEREAS, examining fatalities in crashes involving different modes of transportation, there have been slight increases in fatalities in crashes involving bicycles, motorcycles, and motor vehicles (cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, semis, and buses) in recent years; and
WHEREAS, pedestrian fatalities, on the other hand, have increased four times over this period, representing as much as half of all traff...

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