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Downtown Neighborhoods Area Traffic Study

About the Downtown Neighborhoods Area Traffic Study

The purpose of this study is to identify opportunities and projects to implement transportation recommendations of the Downtown Neighborhoods Area Sector Development Plan.

Latest Update

October 2017 - Recommended by the study, this project is currently in the engineering phase.  This Bicycle Boulevard crossing will be similar to the one implemented on University at Silver.  Review the analysis and proposed design solutions here.

R-14-94 adopted the traffic study as City policy.The Department of Municipal Development will move forward this spring with implementation of the following improvements recommended by the adopted traffic study:

  • Raised pavement markers on Laguna/Roma
  • Remove yellow line and allow parking on both sides of Marquette between 12th Street and 14th Street
  • Delineate on-street parking on Lomas

Request for priority projects:

Moving toward the goal of implementing additional study recommendations, Councilor Benton requests identification of priority projects by the neighborhood and the DNA Traffic Committee. Two important major recommendations in the study are:

  • Enhanced crossing on Lomas Boulevard for the Bicycle Boulevard at 14th Street
  • Left turn lanes on 12th Street at Mountain Road 

Councilor Benton is looking for input on these projects and others that the neighborhood would like to see prioritized for implementation. Please contact Diane Dolan at [email protected] with your requests.


Date Meeting Documents
August 18, 2014 Full City Council Meeting to consider adoption of R-14-94

Final Traffic Report



June 5, 2014 Public presentation of the completed study and discussion of the process for funding and implementation of recommendations


Traffic Report - Final Draft Feb 2014


The City of Albuquerque approved the Downtown Neighborhood Area (DNA) Sector Development Plan in June 2012. The DNA Sector Plan calls for the City of Albuquerque to initiate a Neighborhood Transportation Study to follow-up on the recommendations presented in the DNA Sector Plan. The scope of this study was to collect data and perform more detailed analysis of those recommendations.

The Sector Plan’s transportation goals are:

  • Walkable neighborhood
  • Coordinated roadway system that improves safety and function
  • Excellent access to transit services
  • Comprehensive, safe and convenient bicycle network
  • Alleys that are attractive and provide alternative access to garages and safe pedestrian pathways

Public input meetings were held in September and December 2012 in order to:

  • Receive input from the public on traffic related concerns in the neighborhood;
  • Keep the public informed of study progress and involved in the study;
  • Provide information about why the study is being conducted;
  • Provide information about data that had been identified and evaluated so far.

Councilor Benton's Role

A draft study with recommendations was completed in 2013. Councilor Benton inherited the project upon being elected to the new District 2 and learned that the project had been abandoned before completion.

Councilor Benton directed that the study be completed and a public meeting be held to present the document to DNA stakeholders and discuss the process for funding and implementation of the recommendations. That meeting was held on June 5, 2014.

R-14-94 has since been enacted. Councilor Benton is looking for input on these projects and others that the neighborhood would like to see prioritized for implementation.