23 - Viable street system

Goal 3 - Desired Condition 23 - The street system is well designed and maintained.


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"The street system is well designed and maintained"

Our Conclusion:


Based on the Following criteria:

Local Trend is POSITIVE
Albuquerque, compared to others, is SIMILAR
Citizen perception compared to data MIXED

Local Trend LOCAL TREND:

Albuquerque’s street system has shown significant improvement in its condition. About 75% of all roadways were independently evaluated as excellent or good, up from 33% in 1999. Despite experiencing significant increases in demand, the delay caused by peak period traffic is stable compared to 10 years prior.


Maintenance comparisons are not available, due to different evaluations systems (if employed at all) used in peer cities. Albuquerque’s street system has been able to handle peak demands without significant increases in travel time delays. This compares well to the other peer cities, ranking second best in the increase in travel time delay over the 10 year measurement period.

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

Albuquerque citizens recognize the importance of this condition, ranking it third in the public infrastructure goal area, but may not be aware of the progress made. Citizens ranked progress in the lower half of all the conditions. Much progress has been made in street system maintenance and the design of the system enabled it to handle increased demand without significant increases in delay. Residents of North Albuquerque, Foothills, and East Gateway (progress means of 4.47, 4.09, 4.04) were much more likely to recognize this progress than residents of Central Albuquerque, North Valley, and the Westside (progress means of 3.27, 3.63, and 3.72).


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