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Downtown Walkability Study

This project focuses on walkability and connectivity in downtown, with special attention to the area surrounding the Convention Center and Innovate ABQ site as well as the railroad track at Central Avenue.

Update

1-5-2015: Councilor Isaac Benton introduced legislation, R-15-152, to adopt the recommendations of this study. The legislation is referred to the Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee hearing on February 11, 2015 for consideration.

About this Project

This project focuses on walkability and connectivity in downtown, with special attention to the area surrounding the Convention Center and Innovate ABQ site as well as the railroad track at Central Avenue.  Professional consultant Jeff Speck was commissioned to complete a study for the City.  During his March 2014 visit, he met with stakeholders from the City, MRCOG, and the downtown community such as property and business owners and residents.

Plans, Documents & Downloads

DocumentDescription

Proposed R-15-152

Attachment 1, Walkability Study

Attachment 2, List of projects

If adopted, this resolution would establish the recommendations of this study as policy for future street projects Downtown

Final draft of Jeff Speck's Walkability Study

Condensed list of recommendations

Video Presentation July 31, 2014 Jeff Speck presented his recommendations for making downtown Albuquerque more walkable
Slides from Presentation The slides are best viewed along with the video, above, for context
Downtown Makeover Ideas The Albuquerque Journal article about Jeff Speck's presentation & ideas

Full Interview

Web Extra

Councilor Benton & Jeff Speck interview with New Mexico in Focus
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