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"Great Streets" Plan Makes Stop at Duke City Planning Commission Today

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May 8, 2008

Albuquerque, NM - A great state deserves great streets, and Albuquerque is hoping to lead the way in New Mexico. The city will hold a hearing today on its "Great Streets" plan to give the Duke City's roadways a unique sense of place, with an emphasis on modes of transportation other than driving, such as walking and biking.

Manjeet Tangri, urban design planner for Albuquerque's planning department, says the plan will help make Albuquerque safer and create a unique sense of place.

"People forget that even the people who drive have to walk. You have to walk from your car and to your car. Walking is a basic, fundamental need of everyone, yet our streets don't accommodate walkers."

Tangri explains the plan would help make walkways and sidewalks safer and more accessible, with improvements like more shade to help make the city's hot climate bearable.

With a diverse population that does more than just drive, Tangri believes it's important that streets be designed to serve all citizens, from children to baby boomers.

"We walk, we take a bus, we bicycle, and we drive, so it's really important that our streets accommodate everyone."

Tangri says the plan still needs approval from the city council, and if all goes well, Central Avenue in the Nob Hill neighborhood could become one of the first "Great Street" prototypes in the state.

Eric Mack/Kevin Clay, Public News Service - NM