Monday, April 5, 2010

What Could Be

Great Streets Plan aims to make ABQ more livable. Picture is planned improvement of Atrisco Dr./Central Avenue NW. (1) colors, texture and patterns clearly mark pedestrian space (2) trees, lights and transit shelter provide buffer from traffic (3) small reduction in speed and vehicle lane width supports safer walking and cycling (4) bike lane provides designated space for cycling (5) bike box allows cyclist to ride into the intersection and make turn first, while remaining highly visible (6) median offers pedestrian refuge (7) buildings located close to sidewalk encourage pedestrian patronage.

Council takes up this proposal on April 14, 5 p.m., Council Committee Room, 9th floor, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center. If this idea appeals to you please attend this event and please contact your Council member.


Joanne said...

These sites are good choices because they are at intersections where 2 or more bus routes connect; the more walk and transit friendly, the better for us all.
Bikes can work in the multi-mode mix too, if the city amps up the bike lanes and bike boxes - to ensure that cyclists are very visible.

Leah H. said...

So, did this ever pass?