When Alvarado Drive became a bike boulevard and several stop signs were removed in the neighborhood, concerned neighbors informed the City of Albuquerque about speeding issues between Lomas Blvd. and Copper Ave.
As a result, the City of Albuquerque asked Lee Engineering to evaluate traffic using the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) to determine if the traffic operations on Alvarado Dr. meets the threshold criteria for implementation of traffic calming measures.
The goals of the NTMP are to improve neighborhood traffic safety, preserve neighborhood character and livability, and increase neighborhood involvement. The evaluation’s objective was to use the collected data and the site observations with guidance from the City of Albuquerque.
Between April 14 and April 15, 2021, traffic data was collected over 48-hours using road tube counters to determine traffic volume and moving speed traveling through the corridor. Consequently, Alvarado Drive between Copper Avenue and Lomas Boulevard qualifies for traffic calming measures per guidance from the City of Albuquerque’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.