50-Mile Activity Loop
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 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. View the interactive map.
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.
50-Mile Activity Loop Update
Lots of exciting progress has been made and several new projects are in the pipeline for the 50-Mile Activity Loop project. The first phase of construction, which connects connects Uptown to Zuni Road via multi-use trails and features shared lane bicycle markings (sharrows), the city’s first HAWK Signal and many other improvements. View the story.
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