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Albuquerque's proposed 50-mile bicycling, running and walking loop around the city.

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The 50-Mile Activity Loop is the City of Albuquerque’s proposed 50-mile, multi-use trail and bikeway facility that aims to fill the gaps in our existing trails and bikeways facilities to create a bicycling, running and walking loop around the city.  The project benefits quality of life and health and wellness for locals with opportunities for economic development, tourism and possible events, such as a 50-mile or Century ride and charity walks.

The City worked with community leaders, citizen groups and local engineering firm Wilson & Company to develop the 50-Mile Activity Loop Plan, which was completed in September of 2013.  View the Executive Summary. (13 pages) or View the full plan (142 pages)

"The 50-Mile Loop will be a great asset for Albuquerque, to promote health and recreation and a destination for tourists." - Mayor Richard J. Berry

The Route

The map above shows red sections (gaps to fill) that will join with the blue sections (existing bikeways and trail facilities) to complete the 50-Mile Activity Loop.  The map also shows mini-loops that can provide connections to the Loop, which would be a future project.  Click here for the interactive map.

Project Status

We’re now implementing the route established by the 50-Mile Activity Loop Plan.  A good portion of the Loop is already in place (shown in blue). The short-term goal is to fill in gaps in bikeways and trail system and later add amenities, such as benches, shade structures, water fountains, landscaping, pocket parks, and wayfinding signs.

Current Projects

First Project: Nob Hill to Uptown Segment

This first phase of construction connects Uptown to Nob Hill via multi-use trail construction and other improvements.  These improvements include traffic signal upgrades, additional signage and striping, and intersection improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The City recently solicited construction bids from contractors to begin construction on the first phase of the 50-Mile Activity Loop.  Construction is expected to begin in the next 6 to 10 weeks and will take approximately 150 days to complete. Find more information about the 50-Mile Activity Loop. View current projects.

Next Steps

Work will begin on a 4th Street / 5th Street connection (Downtown) and an overall signing plan for the Loop.

Learn More

For more information about this and other ABQ the Plan projects, please sign up for our e-newsletter.  Or contact the Planning Department by email at [email protected] or by phone: (505) 924-3860.

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