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Bicycle & Pedestrian Amenities

Information about the Bicycle and Pedestrian Amenities section of the Engineering Division.

Albuquerque is constantly improving and expanding upon its existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities for the enjoyment, safety, health and convenience of its citizens. Efforts for improving the overall system have been recently focused on grade separations with multi-use trails and major arterials, filling in the gaps within the bikeways system to create connectivity, and adding additional bicycle and multi-use trail routes. The goal is to provide the citizens of Albuquerque options when it comes to biking or walking for daily exercise and commuting.

Bikeway & Multi-Use Trail Map

View interactive bikeway and multi-use trail map.

Active Transportation Committee

The City has an advisory committee that advises City departments on the needs of people who walk and bike, which is called the Greater Albuquerque Active Transportation Committee (GAATC).

Read more about the Greater Albuquerque Active Transportation Committee.

Bike Facilities

Learn more about bike facilities used in Albuquerque.

A drawing of a person bicycling along a paved multi-use trail with artful mountains in the distance and tree silhouettes along the trail.
Bikeway and Trail Facilities Plan Update

The City is in the process of updating its Bikeway and Trail Facilities Plan, which will build upon and revise the City’s 2015 Plan to reflect Albuquerque’s growth as a city, recent investments in bikeways and paved multi-use trails, and national best practices in network planning and bikeway design. The 2024 Plan will recommend and prioritize bikeway and paved multi-use trail projects across the city to make biking a safer and more appealing option for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

View the public review draft 2024 Bikeway and Trail Facilities Plan through May 31, 2024 and provide feedback through a brief survey with key questions that would be most helpful for the project team. You can also access summary story maps with key highlights from the plan, including the proposed bikeway and trail networks. View the project website for additional information.

Join the project team for an informational public meeting on Zoom on Tuesday, May 14, from 6 – 7 pm where you can learn more. Join us for the informational meeting on May 14 at 6 pm.  

 

A front-facing view of bicycle handlebars in front of bicycle gears. The Albuquerque skyline is in the background underneath the bicycle handlebars. The left bicycle handlebar has a green chile ristra streamer and the right bicycle handlebar has a red chile risra streamer.Bike to Wherever Day and Bike Thru Burque

May is National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day typically occurs either the third or fourth Friday of Bike Month. The City of Albuquerque hosts Bike to Wherever Day, which is an adaptation of Bike to Work Day. Bike to Wherever Day is an opportunity to try bicycling for transportation. Bike to work, school, the store, a park, or…wherever! It doesn’t matter where you bike – we want to celebrate biking wherever it takes you. In partnership with our advocates, local businesses, and partner organizations, the City hosts a variety of Bike to Wherever pop-up stops throughout Albuquerque where folks can pick up bicycle safety goodies such as reflective gear, bells, bike bags, stickers, bike maps, and other items.
Save the date for Bike to Wherever Day 2024: May 17, 2024! Learn more about Bike to Wherever Day!

 


2023 Bike Thru Burque event logo which shows a sugar skull with a bike helmet. There are also orange marigold flowers and a transparent bike gear.
Each October, the City also hosts Bike Thru Burque Week, which is a weeklong celebration of bicycling in Albuquerque.  Join us from October 21 – 29, 2023 in biking around your neighborhood, going to a nearby trail, visiting local businesses, or traveling to and from work. Win prizes by participating in biking activities throughout the week such as committing to ride, participating in the team, individual, or kids’ riding challenge, proposing a ride for our crowdsource map, and snapping photos for the scavenger hunt/photo contest. We’ll kick off the week by riding in ABQ CiQlovía on October 22 and close out the festivities at Day of the Tread on October 29, 2023.

Learn more about Bike Thru Burque at bikethruburque.com