04.14.17 Silver Avenue Bike Boulevard Improvements Project selected as Multimodal Experience Outstanding Project of the Year
Albuquerque, NM – The City of Albuquerque’s Silver Avenue Bike Boulevard Improvements Project has been selected as the Multimodal Experience Outstanding Project of the Year by the New Mexico Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NMASLA). The award recognizes projects that support and advance multimodal travel in the state of New Mexico.
The award was presented at NMASLA’s Multimodal Experience event today.
The project team included project manager Andrew Varoz of the City of Albuquerque and lead engineer Karen Aspelin, PE, PTOE of Parametrix. Franklin’s Earthmoving, Inc. was the contractor.
Silver Avenue between Yale and Carlisle boulevards accommodates a wide range of users. In addition to motor vehicle traffic, the street is heavily used by pedestrians, bicyclists, and skateboarders. It has been designated by the City of Albuquerque as a bicycle boulevard. Recent development near Silver has increased the traffic and demand for parking on Silver and has raised concerns that the increased conflicts between motorized and non-motorized users may be diminishing safety along the corridor.
A “bike- and ped-permeable” median, two mini-roundabouts, back-in angle parking, and two-way cycle track were all installed as part of the bike boulevard improvements.
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