50-Mile Activity Loop Projects
The 50-Mile Activity Loop is the City of Albuquerque's proposed 50-mile multi-use trail and bikeway facility, which fills the gaps in our existing trails and bikeways facilities. When complete, it will create a 50-mile bicycling, running and walking loop around the city.
City Completes Phase One of the 50-Mile Activity Loop
September 2015: The City of Albuquerque completed the first phase of the 50-Mile Activity Loop project. The loop, which is part of ABQ the Plan, connects Uptown to Zuni Road via of on-street facilities (bikeways and sidewalks) and multi-use trails. The project also features shared lane bicycle markings (sharrows), the city’s first HAWK Signal and many other improvements.
“The 50-Mile Activity Loop is a great asset for Albuquerque’s residents and business owners. It promotes health, recreation and is designed to boost tourism,” Mayor Richard J. Berry said. “With phase one complete, bicyclists, runners and walkers can now traverse between Uptown and Zuni Road more safely.”
The 50-Mile Activity Loop project will be completed in several phases. Each phase will fill in gaps in our existing trails and bikeways facilities to create a bicycling, running and walking loop around the city. Once completed, the loop will be a 50-mile trek around Albuquerque taking users through some of the city’s most beautiful and popular destinations.
Phase one of the 50-Mile Activity Loop was completed with a total cost of approximately $1 million funded by the City without any increase in taxes. A unique feature of the first phase of the project is the High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk, or HAWK signal, which recently went active to assist bicyclists and pedestrians cross Lomas at Alvarado.
The following design projects are underway, with final designs anticipated for fall of this year.
• Downtown - design for a new cycle track (protected bicycle lanes) to connect the Downtown with the Loop
• Overall Signage Plan - project-wide wayfinding signage & striping
• Coors / Eagle Ranch - Coors (Eagle Ranch Rd to Paseo del Norte trail). Proposed improvements: trail, intersection improvements, signing & striping
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