Neighborhood Traffic Management Program

Addressing speeding and cut-through traffic on local residential streets.

Submit a Request for Traffic Calming

The first step in the process is to submit an application via the City’s web form:

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View the Traffic Calming web form.

If you would prefer to submit your application in writing, please contact the Traffic Engineering Division for a blank form.

Pending Traffic Calming Requests

View a map of Albuquerque's current traffic calming requests

What is the NTMP?

This website provides information about the City of Albuquerque’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP). The goal of this program is to address speeding and cut-through traffic on local residential streets using a set of traffic-calming tools. These include physical tools, such as lane narrowing, turn restrictions, and curb bulbouts, as well as non-physical tools like radar speed signs and targeted enforcement.

This website also houses the NTMP Policy Manual, adopted by the City Council in February 2015. This manual outlines the process by which neighborhoods may request traffic calming, establishes the criteria for determining applicability and appropriate measures, and the toolkit of traffic calming strategies.

Download the entire NTMP Policy Manual.

Traffic Calming Procedure

Requests for traffic calming follow the process described in detail in the NTMP Policy Manual linked above. Put simply, the procedure is as follows:

  1. Resident or group of residents applies for traffic calming
  2. Traffic Engineering Division assesses whether the street segment meets the Minimum Guidance Thresholds established by the NTMP Manual:
    1. Functional classification as a local or collector roadway
    2. Has a demonstrated need for traffic management determined through engineering study or Traffic Engineering Division observation that indicates a high likelihood of two of the engineering criteria:
      • Reported crashes in the past 3 years that could be corrected with traffic calming
      • Peak-hour traffic volume greater than 400 vehicles in one direction
      • 25 percent of peak-hour traffic is non-local cut-through traffic
      • 85th percentile speed exceeds the posted speed limit by 5 mph or more.
    3. Has not been considered for traffic calming measures within the last 5 years
  3. Traffic Engineering Division determines petition area by determining other residents who would be affected by the proposed traffic calming and provides a petition form to applicant.
  4. Applicant obtains signatures from at least 2/3 of households in petition area.
  5. Traffic Engineering Division holds scoping meeting with applicants and other stakeholders to assess the traffic problem.
  6. Traffic Engineering Divisions collects traffic data and analyzes the traffic problem to determine if it meets at least two of the Engineering Criteria established by the NTMP Policy Manual:
    • Reported crashes in the past 3 years that could be corrected with traffic calmingPedestrian Refuge
    • Peak-hour traffic volume greater than 400 vehicles in one direction
    • 25 percent of peak-hour traffic is non-local cut-through traffic
    • 85th percentile speed exceeds the posted speed limit by 5 mph or more.
  7. Traffic Engineering Division provides report detailing problem and recommended solutions from NTMP Toolkit.
  8. Applicant distributes copies of the report (or instructions on how to obtain it on City website) to households in petition area.
  9. Traffic Engineering Division takes feedback and makes adjustments as necessary, determines priority of project in relationship to other requests, identifies funding or potential sources of funding for implementation.
  10. Implementation.
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