Category Archives: traffic safety

Summary Notes from the FWNA / State Fair Parking Debriefing Meeting

Summary notes are now available from the facilitated debriefing meeting regarding State Fair-related traffic issues in the Fair West Neighborhood held on September 24th, 2019

Summary of 9-24-19 FWNA Facilitated State Fair Traffic Debriefing Meeting [PDF]

Goals of the 9/24 Debriefing Meeting

    • Debrief the impact of the agreed-upon parking and traffic relief measures during the 2019 State Fair. What did and did not work well.
    • Begin discussing what needs to happen prior to the 2020 State Fair

Reports prepared by meeting facilitator Kathleen Oweegon of Bridges of Peace. Please email her at oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com if you would like to be added to her email distribution list for future FWNA traffic meetings.

Next Parking Meeting is scheduled for April 2020. Time & location for next meeting TBD.
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2019 Documents regarding on-street, permit-only parking for Fair West Neighborhood are posted on the Fair West Neighborhood Permit-Only Parking webpage.

Fair West Receives a Pace Bike Share Rack in Fox Park

Fair West Neighborhood received a Pace Bike Share rack station in Fox Memorial Park this week.  Bike sharing is a healthy, sustainable, and affordable form of public transportation. The bike sharing program started in Albuquerque in 2015 as a pilot program; today it is in full swing and has expanded to 250 bikes and 50 parking stations around town.

ABQ’s Pace Bike Share

Riders can rent a bike from any of the dedicated Pace Bike Share racks or public bike racks available throughout the city. This mix of rack placement along with the program’s unique “lock-to-dockless” bike model, which bikes can be locked to fixed objects — not just to specific Pace bike racks — offers riders convenience and more freedom in their daily transit choices.

How Pace Bike Share Works

Pace Bike Share is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Eligible participants must have a valid credit or debit card to become a member. Once a rider had downloaded the Pace app, renting a bike is as easy as three simple steps:

  • Borrow: Find bikes near you in the Pace app (App Store or Google Play). When you enter the bike number into the app on your mobile device, the lock will pop open. Unplug the security cable and hop on.
  • Ride: Enjoy your ride! Select “Hold Bike” in the app if you’d like to keep your bike during a quick stop. Grab a coffee and your bike will wait.
  • Return: Park at your destination by locking to a Pace ABQ rack or any public bike rack. Push the back tire lock closed and secure with the cable.

Get the App

To use Pace Bike Share, riders download the free “Pace Bike Share” app, available in the Apple Store or Google Play. Riders can find available bikes and parking locations in the app and unlock bikes with the touch of a button. https://ridepace.com/albuquerque

Cost

Rides start at $1. Pay-as-you-go; $1 per 15 minutes.

Annual Subscription: $60 for a standard subscription; $30 for student, senior, military, and EBT subscriptions. Unlimited 30 minute rides.

Monthly Subscription: $10 for a standard subscription; $5 for student, senior, military, and EBT subscriptions. Unlimited 30 minute rides.

Managed by Rio Metro Regional Transit District, Pace Bike Share is described as a transit system that consists of a network of stations where bikes are publicly available for short-term rental. Rio Metro is betting that the Pace Bike Share program will complement existing public transit, providing the first and last mile of connectivity by filling in gaps where no other mode exists.  Learn more about ABQ’s bike share program

The Bicycle Boulevard in our Neighborhood

It makes sense that Fair West would be a good fit for the bike rack, due to the bicycle boulevard that runs through the neighborhood, the HAWK signal at Lomas and being centrally located between Nob Hill, the International District and Uptown.

In 2018 Alvarado Drive became a designated bicycle boulevard between Copper and Lomas.  However, most of all the stop signs were removed and speeding has become an issue as very few drivers observe the posted 18 mph speed limit and have increased their speed to exceed the previously posted 25 mph.

The neighborhood association has submitted a traffic calming request application with the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP).

 

 

Summary Notes from the FWNA / State Fair Parking Meeting #3

Summary notes from the the third facilitated meeting regarding State Fair-related traffic issues in the Fair West Neighborhood on June 12th are now available. 

Summary of 6-12-19 FWNA Facilitated State Fair Traffic meeting #3 [PDF]
Map of the State Fair designated drop-off area as noted in summary [PDF]

Goals of Meeting #3

  • Hear from CABQ Department of Municipal Development (DMD) on their traffic engineering study of the area.
  • Begin to develop an action plan for our work together to address and resolve traffic and parking issues in Fair West Neighborhood for the 2019 State Fair and beyond.
  • Organize a petitioning plan for the neighborhood

Petition questions can be directed to Kathy Turner, FWNA President, at 505-818-8859.

Meeting Outcomes

  • The areas to be considered for permanent permit-only parking within FWNA.
    The neighborhood has requested that three separate areas be surveyed by petition to determine level of support for permanent permit-only parking within FWNA. See summary PDF for designated areas.
  • A team of “Petition Team leaders” formed to organize the petitioning process.

Summary of 1-31-19 FWNA Facilitated State Fair Traffic meeting #1 [PDF]
Summary of 4-9-19 FWNA Facilitated State Fair Traffic meeting #2 [PDF]
Summary of 6-12-19 FWNA Facilitated State Fair Traffic meeting #3 [PDF]
Action Items list committed [PDF]

Reports prepared by meeting facilitator Kathleen Oweegon of Bridges of Peace

Next Meeting is scheduled for July 23, 2019 6:30 – 8:30. Time & location for next meeting TBD. Sign up for FWNA announcements.