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City Gathers Initial Public Input on Mobile Speed Enforcement

Vision Zero sought input from residents on use of mobile speed enforcement technology.

July 30, 2021

The City of Albuquerque’s Vision Zero sought initial input from residents on the proposed use of mobile speed enforcement through an online community input form. Questions sought to gauge public opinion on the use of mobile speed enforcement to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries in Albuquerque.

Through the online form, Vision Zero found support for the use of the technology overall, and gathered input on questions such as priority locations for mobile speed enforcement, implementation, the penalty and appeal process, and other issues centered on ensuring the equitable use of this technology. The results can be viewed here.

“We appreciate the thousands of residents who weighed in to help guide us as we move forward with the conversation on mobile speed enforcement,” said Terra Reed, City of Albuquerque Vision Zero Coordinator. “Upcoming input sessions will provide further opportunities for the community to participate in this process.”

The City also invites the public to provide input at three community input sessions scheduled throughout the month of August:

  • Thursday, August 5, 2021: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Zoom,
  • Thursday, August 12, 2021: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Central & Unser Public Library, 8801 Central Ave NW, 87121
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro Ave NE, 87110

City Council is expected to begin considering proposed legislation in August.

“Traffic safety is vital to our effort to improve overall public safety in our community. We share a commitment to save lives and protect our residents from dangerous crashes, including those involving individuals walking, riding a bicycle, and using public transit. We look forward to these public discussions, as we believe speed enforcement devices will result in increased and consistent enforcement of traffic laws,” said sponsoring City Councilors Lan Sena, Isaac Benton, Klarissa Peña, and Brook Bassan.