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

08/12/2014: The final report & appendix was submitted to Council Services on August 1.  Councilor Benton has introduced R-14-94 to adopt the study, its findings and recommendations as traffic policy for the area.

  • This bill will be acted on at the August 18 City Council meeting.  Adopting the study facilitates implementation of the recommendations.


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.

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