Long Range System Maps
The Long Range System maps provide the designated layers for different modes. Each map identifies current and future planned connections that will allow travel by different modes to major destinations. The maps communicate to a wide variety of stakeholders where proposed network connections are needed. This helps ensure that important network links are not overlooked as opportunities to improve the roadway arise.
Guide to Using Maps
- You can zoom in and out of the map using the plus and minus symbols on the map, or using the wheel on your mouse. You can also pan left or right by holding the left mouse button down and sliding the mouse.
- Click on a map feature and a box will open with information about the feature. If the box reads 1 or 2 at the top, click on the arrow in the box to see info on the other features you selected.
- You can change the background of an aerial photo or other background by clicking on the Basemap button and selecting one of the options.
- You can click on the Legend button to see what the map symbols represent or click on the Content button to see a list of map layers. When you click on the Content button, map layers can be turned on or off by checking or un-checking the box next to the layer name.
- Pedestrian & Bicycle
- Pedestrian Composite Index
- Long Range Bikeway System
- Pace Bike Share by Rio Metro
- Non-Motorized Counts
Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Planning
MRCOG provides data and planning assistance to local governments for bikeway and pedestrian projects. However, local governments are responsible for determining which projects they will implement in the near and long-term. These projects are included in the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. In the near-term, every two years, local governments apply for federal funding to implement new or recurring transportation projects. The Project Prioritization Process helps inform which of these projects receive funds and becoming part of the Transportation Improvement Program.
Pedestrian Composite Index (PCI)
The PCI is a tool to help prioritize roadways for pedestrian improvements. The PCI uses regional data to compare aspects that deter pedestrian travel (speed, traffic volume, crashes) to aspects that generate pedestrian travel (transit, land use, households with no motor-vehicles). Roadways with both high deterrent and high generator scores indicate that they have pedestrian travel demand, but they are lousy places to walk, thus making them priority candidates for pedestrian improvements. This tool helps to compare roadways and it provides a wide variety of pedestrian-related data. However, it does not provide details such as the presence and width of sidewalks, which is necessary to calculate pedestrian level of service. Nor does it provide information on future demand for walking.
Long Range Bikeway System (LRBS)
The Long Range Bikeway System (LRBS) show both existing and future bike ways and trails. The interactive web map also shows pedestrian projects in the 2040 MTP and a variety of alignments such as the 50 Mile Activity Loop and U.S. Bicycle Route 66.
Pace Bike Share by Rio Metro
The DowntownABQ MainStreet Initiative and MRCOG partnered to implement Albuquerque’s pilot first bike share program, called BICI (pronounced “BEE-see”). The pilot BICI bike share program ran from May 15, 2015 to January 15, 2018. During the pilot phase, the program transitioned to Rio Metro Regional Transit District’s management. Rio Metro is currently working toward an expanded program being rebranded as Pace Bike Share by Rio Metro. 250 bicycles / 50 stations will be available in late winter/early spring 2018.
Bike share is a revolution in transportation, extending personal mobility through a network of publicly available bicycles that can be checked out at stations. Bike share also complements existing public transit, providing the first and last mile connectivity by filling in gaps where no other mode exists. Bike share is a healthy, sustainable and affordable form of public transportation.
The conceptual transit system outlines future transit routes and expected types of service for the routes. Like the other system maps, the conceptual transit system helps to identify roadways that are planned to include transit so that current projects can preserve right-of-way or plan for other elements that may be needed in the future. To assist in the planning of a multi-modal system, data is collected at permanent trail count locations and from historical pedestrian and bicycle intersection counts taken from 2002-2008.
More recently, in collaboration with the Healthy Here: Communities Leading Healthy Change Initiative, bicycle and pedestrian counts were collected and analyzed at specific locations in Albuquerque’s International District and the South Valley to illuminate potential contributing factors influencing non-motorized user volumes and behaviors. Findings are compiled in the following report: Pedestrian and Bicycle Travel Monitoring Report September 2016 (PDF).