Complete Streets balance the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders, with the needs of motor vehicle drivers. No one method of getting around is allowed to dominate the others. Today, the motor vehicle dominates our neighborhood streets – Central, Broadway, Lead, Coal, Tijeras, Martin Luther King.
Walkable urban neighborhoods with complete streets foster innovation. Innovation fosters jobs and wealth creation. This COULD be Albuquerque’s future, starting in EDo and in Downtown.
Vehicle-only places do not foster innovation. They do not foster economic development. This is Albuquerque today. Time for change.
Please join charrette sponsors EDo Neighborhood Association and Huning Highland Historic District Association this Thursday, March 10th, at Botts Hall, Special Collections Library, 423 Central Avenue SE to help design this better future. Here is the schedule – feel free to come and go as you wish:
9:00-9:30 AM — Introduction and Agenda
9:30-10:30 AM — Walk Central Avenue and Broadway Boulevard (will establish clearly the need for complete streets for economic development)
10:30 AM – Noon — Begin individual property owner discussions with design team.
11:00-11:30 AM — Requested changes to Broadway, Copper, and Tijeras
11:30 AM – Noon — Construction scheduling, signage, business assistance
Noon-1:00 PM — Lunch break, design team continues working
1:00-1:30 PM — Bus operations and bus shelters on Central and Broadway other than ART
1:30-2:00 PM — New test striping on Lead and Coal to reduce design speed to 30 mph
2:00-2:30 PM — Signalization changes for complete streets
2:30-3:00 PM — Pocket park at Central & Edith Library site
3:00-3:30 PM — Requested changes to ART design
3:30-4:00 PM — Modifications to neighborhood parking permit program
4:00-4:30 PM — Infrastructure upgrades, underpasses, MLK plans
FINAL PRESENTATION of the day’s work will be 4:30-5:00 PM.
We hope to see you there!