Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee

Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee The committee is made up of nine individuals, each representing either one of the four quadrants of the city, unincorporated areas, the city at large or the Planning Commission. It meets monthly on the 2nd Monday, 4:30-6:30 pm.

The committee is made up of 9 individuals. Each representing either a cuadrant of the city, unincorporated areas, the city at large or the Planning Commission. It meets every month.

Mission: The committee advises city transportation and planning departments concerning bicycle safety and infrastructure. The committee promotes bicycling and bicycling safety for both transportation and recreation. We help make Albuquerque a better city!

Operating as usual

The 2020 ABQ Bicycle & Trail Map is now available on the CABQ website. Just click/tap "Download the Comprehensive City M...
08/21/2020

The 2020 ABQ Bicycle & Trail Map is now available on the CABQ website. Just click/tap "Download the Comprehensive City Map" at this link -> https://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/recreation/bike

Distribution of physical maps is a challenge this year. Follow City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation for updates on their efforts to get maps in hands.

#bikeabq #bike #abq BikeABQ Bikeburque ABQ CiQlovía Bike In Coffee Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals Fixed and Free Bike Shop New Mexico Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Initiative

Does your neighborhood have a good candidate for an Active Street? Nominate it at this link and the City will review the...
06/10/2020
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Does your neighborhood have a good candidate for an Active Street? Nominate it at this link and the City will review the list soon >> > https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/66fca3a6f5e147c1900d4596440b36cb

RULES - The street:
- should not carry transit service
- should be classified as a collector or local street (a low traffic small street)

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Join us, virtually, for our quarterly combined meeting with the Trails Committee on Tuesday, June 9, 4-6 p.m. Link to to...
06/07/2020

Join us, virtually, for our quarterly combined meeting with the Trails Committee on Tuesday, June 9, 4-6 p.m. Link to to agenda:https://www.cabq.gov/municipaldevelopment/documents/gabac-june-2020-virtual-agenda.pdf

Call in info: Join Zoom Meeting: https://cabq.zoom.us/j/91868522669?pwd=RVhXb0ZhRVIvVnd1TE0yNC9VMzBsdz09

Meeting ID: 918 6852 2669
Password: 332789
One tap mobile: +13462487799,,91868522669#,,1#,332789# US (Houston) +16699006833,,91868522669#,,1#,332789# US (San Jose)

City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation City of Albuquerque Planning Department Mid-Region Council of Governments BikeABQ

From motion to action, we've never seen anything move this quickly! Thank you ABQ City Council for making this happen. W...
06/02/2020

From motion to action, we've never seen anything move this quickly! Thank you ABQ City Council for making this happen. We agree with Vision Zero Albuquerque on all points.

Our motion from our virtual May meeting was calling on the City of Albuquerque to:
- Look into temporarily restricting vehicle access to certain areas in order to support social distancing, outdoor recreation, & economic development.

Our streets are public spaces. We support people using them to protest injustice and we support people using them as safe ways to practice self care and find community. What #ABQ streets would make good #activestreets? Would you and your neighbors support and help activate something like this in your neighborhood? Share your ideas with us and your city leaders! Together for Brothers International District Healthy Communities Coalition ABQ CiQlovía Healthy Here NM Bernalillo County Community Health Council

From motion to action- thank you City of Albuquerque Planning Department for making it easier for folks to add more outd...
05/28/2020

From motion to action- thank you City of Albuquerque Planning Department for making it easier for folks to add more outdoor seating. We hope that the next steps is #openstreets so more people can safely walk, roll & bike while keeping distance.

Our motion from our May meeting was calling on the City of Albuquerque to:
- Look into temporarily restricting vehicle access to certain areas in order to support social distancing, outdoor recreation, & economic development.

Thank you City of Albuquerque Planning Department, Mayor Tim Keller, City Councilor Pat Davis, City Councilor Cynthia Borrego and others for waiving the outdoor seating app fee. This should help local #restaurants, assuming the permitting process isn't too challenging. We caution against adding much more seating on our already narrow sidewalks & hope folks are being encouraged to use their parking lots instead.

Also, Nob Hill Main Street, West Downtown, ABQ, Mile-Hi District ABQ, South Valley MainStreet & other New Mexico MainStreet / merchant groups are invited to explore street closures for outdoor dining- so check it out!

#streets4people #openstreets #lessparkingmoretables #eatoutside National Complete Streets Coalition Strong Towns New Mexico Restaurant Association

DETAILS > http://www.cabq.gov/planning/news/mayor-keller-supporting-restaurants-to-expand-outdoor-dining

At our virtual May meeting, we made the following motions (votes), both of which were approved unanimously. They called ...
05/27/2020

At our virtual May meeting, we made the following motions (votes), both of which were approved unanimously. They called on the City of Albuquerque (CABQ) to:

- Look into temporarily restricting vehicle access to certain areas in order to support social distancing, outdoor recreation, & economic development.

- Explore reducing automobile lanes on Central Avenue between Louisiana & Tramway.

All meeting details will be found on the CABQ website once we approve the minutes next week: https://www.cabq.gov/municipaldevelopment/our-department/engineering/greater-albuquerque-bicycling-advisory-committee

Our next virtual meeting will be our Quarterly Design Review w/ the CABQ Trails Committee on Tuesday, June 9th, 4p; details coming soon.

#street4people #openstreets #albuquerque #abq

Join us (virtually) for our monthly meeting on Monday, May 11, 4-6p. Full meeting agenda, which includes call-in info: h...
05/08/2020

Join us (virtually) for our monthly meeting on Monday, May 11, 4-6p.

Full meeting agenda, which includes call-in info:https://www.cabq.gov/municipaldevelopment/documents/gabac-may-2020-virtual-agenda.pdf

Call in info:

Link to join the Zoom Meeting (please download the Zoom app before joining): https://cabq.zoom.us/j/97568480215?pwd=N0lscERMblpVQzhaajQxVnZ1L3VLdz09

Meeting ID: 97568480215

Password: CABQ

One tap mobile:
+16699006833,,97568480215#US (San Jose)
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Meeting ID: 97568480215

Find your local number: https://cabq.zoom.us/u/adwJBrrwjd

Sport Systems is offering free bike tune-ups to essential workers. This includes grocery store workers, firefighters, po...
04/17/2020
BikeABQ

Sport Systems is offering free bike tune-ups to essential workers. This includes grocery store workers, firefighters, police officers, hospital workers and others. Call 505-837-9400 ahead of time to make an appointment.

#supportlocal #bikeabq

It is great to see our local bike shops like Sport Systems committing their time and limited resources to help essential workers keep their bikes rolling smoothly. Two Wheel Drive is also limiting their service to essential workers (and shout out to them for calling out grocery store workers for their incredible and essential work in addition to all of the healthcare heroes out there)!

Details on Bosque Trail construction by Tingley Beach
04/14/2020
City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation

Details on Bosque Trail construction by Tingley Beach

DETOUR ALERT: Please see information pertaining to detours along the Paseo del Bosque Trail where we are beginning work on repaving portions of the trail to create a smoother and safer experience for all trail users. #OneAlbuquerque

NO MEETING TODAY: the April 13 GABAC meeting is canceled. We are trying to set up a virtual option for our next meeting,...
04/13/2020

NO MEETING TODAY: the April 13 GABAC meeting is canceled. We are trying to set up a virtual option for our next meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 11th.

Continue supporting your local bike shop, for repairs only. Bike shops have been classified as "essential" but read this...
04/06/2020
Bicycle Repair Shops Named ‘Essential’

Continue supporting your local bike shop, for repairs only. Bike shops have been classified as "essential" but read this article before showing up so you know what to expect.
EDIT: call ahead to a bike shop to see how they are approaching this before showing up.

In summary: customers can't enter the bicycle shops, retail sales are banned, payments are to be made by credit card or debit card remotely; customers must leave and pick up bicycles outside the store; and the bikes have to be disinfected before being brought inside. Staff must also wear protective equipment and the stores have to be routinely disinfected.

BikeABQ Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals Bike In Coffee Bikeburque Bike505 Slow Roll 505 Two Wheel Drive

>https://www.sfreporter.com/news/2020/04/01/bicycle-repair-shops-named-essential

“I have to say that if we’re calling car repair essential, it makes sense to extend that to bicycles, motorcycles, other transportation,” Alan Webber wrote. “Is there a review opportunity?”

Thank you to BikeABQ and Slow Roll 505 for sharing this image. We've added some clarifying text. Please share.
04/06/2020

Thank you to BikeABQ and Slow Roll 505 for sharing this image. We've added some clarifying text. Please share.

BOSQUE TRAIL CONSTRUCTION ALERT: next week, repaving will begin on sections of Bosque Trail just north and south of Cent...
04/06/2020
City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation

BOSQUE TRAIL CONSTRUCTION ALERT: next week, repaving will begin on sections of Bosque Trail just north and south of Central Ave, with a focus on repairing the areas that have been damaged by tree roots.

Thanks City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation for this work and keeping us informed.

Next week, we'll be starting some repaving work along the Paseo del Bosque Trail near Tingley Beach and the intersection with Central Ave.The work will involve repaving several short trail segments that have been uplifted by tree roots in order to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all trail users. Detours may be in place on some days, so please pay extra attention to any signage in the area. #OneAlbuquerque

Bike In Coffee at Old Town Farm will be opening for the season at the end of February. They'll be open most weekends (Fr...
02/17/2020

Bike In Coffee at Old Town Farm will be opening for the season at the end of February. They'll be open most weekends (Fri-Sun) in the mornings throughout the summer and fall.

As they say Down South, "We're fixin' to get ready to get started!" We'll be open for the season the first weekend in March. Which, of course, includes the last weekend of February. Friday, 2/28 - Saturday, 2/29 and Sunday, 3/1. Until it gets a bit warmer and the sun starts getting up earlier, we'll be open from 9am until 2pm. Given the vagaries of weather, plan on T-shirts or parkas. Stay tuned!

The improved bridges on the North Diversion Channel Trail are more or less done and open for use. When it gets warmer, a...
01/29/2020
Those B-utiful New NDC Bridge Decks

The improved bridges on the North Diversion Channel Trail are more or less done and open for use. When it gets warmer, a final layer of protective material will be added. Big thanks to the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Dept. for their work on this important fix.

>https://betterburque.org/2020/01/22/those-b-utiful-new-ndc-bridge-decks/

Attention nether regions of Albuquerque area cyclists: A main source of pain in your nether region life is now only a distant, painfully wincing memory. The old wooden bridge decks between I-25 and…

SAVE THE DATE: Wed Dec 11, 6-7:30p - Public Meeting: Alameda Drain Trail Extension. Led by City of Albuquerque Parks and...
12/04/2019

SAVE THE DATE: Wed Dec 11, 6-7:30p - Public Meeting: Alameda Drain Trail Extension. Led by City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation, it will focus on building a trail along 2nd Street between Montaño & Claremont.

Meeting Location: 1231 Candelaria NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Join the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2536740549888873/
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BikeABQ Bike In Coffee Bikeburque Gatos Callejeros Cycling Peeps ABQ Bicycling Action Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center New Mexico Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Initiative Slow Roll 505 Sierra Club: Rio Grande Chapter Rio Grande Community Farm

On Mon, Dec 9th join us for: Our last meeting of the year, 4:30p, ABQ City Hall: https://www.facebook.com/events/2770443...
12/02/2019

On Mon, Dec 9th join us for:

Our last meeting of the year, 4:30p, ABQ City Hall: https://www.facebook.com/events/277044366237948/?event_time_id=277044406237944

We'll make it short so we can ride to the...
BikeABQ 2019 Holiday Gathering, 6-8p, at Canteen Brewhouse, right by the North Diversion Channel Trail: https://www.facebook.com/events/731577174017032/

Happy Holidaze!

Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center Bike In Coffee Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association New Mexico Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Initiative ABQ Bicycling Action

Have you been biking to Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta? Share your photos with us! #bike2balloons #biketoballo...
10/07/2019

Have you been biking to Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta? Share your photos with us!

#bike2balloons #biketoballoons #bikeabq

Another beautiful Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta morning!! Our volunteers are taking a break between bikes to catch a couple good photos! #pictureperfect #biketoballoons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Bike To Balloon Fiesta Free Bike Valet Parking Available at Event  [ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, Sep...
09/27/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bike To Balloon Fiesta
Free Bike Valet Parking Available at Event

[ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, September 27,
2019]- Skip the traffic and enjoy the ride! The City of Albuquerque's Bicycling Advisory Committee invites everyone to ride or walk the North Diversion Channel (NDC) Trail to Balloon Fiesta.

The flat 8-mile NDC Trail starts at the University of
New Mexico (UNM)/Lomas Blvd and ends at Balloon Park.

REI near I-25 at Montaño allows its parking lot to be used by riders. From the REI parking lot, follow the arrow signs to the trail. From there, it's a flat, 30 minute ride.

If you are riding in from the Bosque, use the Paseo del Norte Trail to connect to the NDC Trail. If you are riding in from the Northeast Heights, do not use El Pueblo Road as the railroad crossings are dangerous for cyclists. Instead, use the Rutledge trail spur to connect to the NDC Trail.

Use lights for your safety and that of other people on the trail.
Happy riding!

The Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory
Committee (GABAC) advises the Mayor, Council,
City Departments and Divisions on projects, policies, & programs that affect bicycling conditions citywide.

For more information about the NDC Trail, visit this website:
cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/recreation/bike/bicycle-trail-guides

For the full City of Albuquerque bike map, visit this website:
cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/recreation/bike

For routing information, Google Maps can be helpful. Select the bike option in Directions:
google.com/maps/

The e-bike is the biggest bicycle development ever.  It really opens up the possibilities for people who otherwise would...
09/09/2019
The popularity of electric bikes is skyrocketing among older riders

The e-bike is the biggest bicycle development ever. It really opens up the possibilities for people who otherwise wouldn't ride. A 10 mile one-way commute on an e-bike isn't hard. If you're disabled or just coming off decades on the couch, the e-bike is a key to the outdoors. A bike just puts a smile on your face. That's true no matter what kind of bike it is.

Sales of e-bikes are taking off, with older riders being the biggest consumers. And they're having a positive effect on the wellbeing of their riders.

People (and Places) for Bikes is a great organization that advocates for more bike friendly places all across the countr...
09/09/2019
PlacesForBikes Community Survey

People (and Places) for Bikes is a great organization that advocates for more bike friendly places all across the country. Take this survey about biking in ABQ and help them base their plans on real data.

Tell us about bike riding in your community!

Just a reminder for bike riders on multi-use trails:  Bike riders are at the very bottom of the priority list on a multi...
09/04/2019

Just a reminder for bike riders on multi-use trails: Bike riders are at the very bottom of the priority list on a multi-use trail. Riders should yield to all other users ... and do it politely.

09/04/2019
Ghisallo Cycling Initiative

Nice little video about a trail in Austin. One thing to notice: It's not all paved. A crusher-fine trail works just great for any kind of bike. It's hard and smooth enough for those 23mm tires. Lower cost than asphalt and striping.

Title:
Easy Does It, Using Trails and Bikeways for a Fun and Stress-Free Ride Across The East Side (PILOT)

Starring:
Christopher Stanton (Ghisallo Cycling Initiative)
Jake Boone (Smart Trips Austin / Ghisallo Cycling Initiative)
Roux, The Twelve Dollar Dog

Videography and Post Production:
Dennis Lastochkin

Music:
Mr. Pink by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena
(Creative Commons, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YfxeEvR89A)

Route:
https://www.strava.com/routes/21473332

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At Ghisallo we use lots of all-ages all-abilities facilities in our programs and for our own daily commuting, but have met many people, especially new and novice cyclists, who don’t know where these routes exist or that they interconnect. If you don't know they where they are, you aren't going to use them, so we met up with Dennis Lastochkin to capture some facilities footage of a number of the available Central East Austin trails and protected bikeways. It turns out Dennis, who rides with his 7 year old daughter all the time, was surprised that even he didn’t know about this awesome corridor that will connect all the way from Mueller to Lady Bird Lake trail in the future as part of the completed EastLink Trail.

Our plan was to use a drone based camera to show the scale of the trail, and look at some ideas on the overall format and future shots to introduce the various connected facilities to people. Dennis brought an additional video camera on a gimbaled platform to grab some ground level action shots and audio during the ride. At the end of our unscripted test run, we had generated so much high quality material that he decided we should share it with the world, and edited it into a nice 3min short!

We greatly appreciate the time and talent Dennis provided to us so we could bring this quick view into a few of the amazing facilities around town we bring our youth and senior riders on, as well as use for ourselves during our daily trips. We hope you enjoy it!

Featuring these sites and facilities:

Camacho Activity Center (https://www.austintexas.gov/camacho) / Lady Bird Lake to Metz Recreation Center (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/metz-recreation-center): https://goo.gl/maps/KJEnLzgRLpcSPSon8

Metz Recreation Center to Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/conley-guerrero-senior-activity-center) & Boggy Creek Greenbelt (https://austinparks.org/boggy-creek-greenbelt/) via the Pedernales Protected Bikeway: https://goo.gl/maps/DhW9mJQJLSUHGu3H6

Boggy Creek Greenbelt to Down Field (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downs_Field) via the Boggy Creek Trail: https://goo.gl/maps/o2UUsKdWEZu4LV6N7

Downs Field to Sustainable Food Center and M L King Jr Station/M-Station via EastLink Trail (https://austinparks.org/eastlink/) [Google Maps doesn’t have the most recent trail extension, but the new bridge crosses the creek into the Sustainable Food Center’s gardens and connects to the train station]: https://goo.gl/maps/KAs3yXv46JQCFyQH7

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Looking forward to more these high quality all-ages all-abilities facilities as part of the Big Jump project thanks to PeopleForBikes.org and the Austin Transportation Department, City of Austin Active Transportation Division!

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City Hall - 400 Marquette Ave NW, 7th Floor Conference Room (Rm 7096)
Albuquerque, NM
87102

City Hall is very easy to get to from the Alvarado Transit Center as well as the various Rapid Ride routes.

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Any recommendations for best resources to locate a pair of keys that were lost on the Riverside Trail between the Hispanic Cultural Center and the Bike Rest Stop on Rio Bravo?
These stats highlight a clear pattern of deadly harm: drivers hitting people, because of how they’re driving, is 90 per cent of the problem on our roads.
Noticed this morning on my ride that the new curb for the ART bus stop at Washington and Central protrudes into the intersection by approximately two feet beyond the curb line (see photo). If you are in the bike line southbound on Washington it forces you into traffic or you can potentially hit it.
Please have the GABAC NW representative contact me.
Very disappointed in the new downtown street striping. For example, S/B 5th by the library is unsafe. Who wants to ride in the gutter through debris, between parked cars and the curb? How is one supposed to make a left turn onto Copper, from the curb? "Buffered lanes" may work in real cities with traffic gridlock but this is just ridiculous. Seems to be somebody's solution to a non-existent problem.