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Alvarado Gardens Neighborhood

A Jewel in Albuquerque's North Valley

Updated: June 19, 2018

Speeding in Alvarado Gardens

Many residents have expressed concern about the speeding issues occurring in the neighborhood, particularly on Candelaria Road west of Rio Grande.

The Alvarado Gardens Neighborhood Association Board has been collecting feedback on the speeding and traffic issues and working with city officials to determine effective, long-term solutions.

Candelaria Traffic Calming Study

In January of 2017, the City of Albuquerque conducted a traffic calming study on Candelaria Road between the Rio Grande Nature Centure and Rio Grande Blvd NW. The purpose of the study was to determine the average speed of traffic along that 0.58 mile section of Candelaria, calculate an average of peek traffic volume, and provide traffic calming recommendations based on the study's findings.

Existing Traffic Calming Measures

There are several traffic calming measures that have already been implemented on Candelaria by the neighborhood:

  • Lane Striping
  • Bulbouts with landscaping
  • Center islands with landscaping
  • 25 MPH speed limit signs

The average speed collected across the three speed count locations during the traffic study was 26 MPH.

More information about the average daily traffic volumes, peak hour traffic volumes, speed study results, crash data, and recommended calming measures can be found in the full Candelaria Traffic Calming Study Report.

Traffic Calming Recommendations

As a result of the study, the Department of Municipal Development provided a handful of recommendations for members of the neighborhood and AGNA Board to consider:

  • Install additional speed limit signs
  • Install permanent radar speed signs
  • Install speed tables
  • Raised intersections
  • Traffic circles
  • Centerline striping eradication

Read the summary of the pros, cons, and cost estimate for each recommendation in the Candelaria Traffic Calming Study Report.

AGNA Traffic Subcommittee

The AGNA Board has formed a subcommittee to compile the concerns and feedback from Alvarado Gardens Neighborhood residents, share the feedback with our city representatives, and develop a plan to address the speeding and illegal parking issues. The AGNA Board will post updates on the subcommittee’s work to the website and the neighborhood email listserv.

Get Involved

If you're concerned about traffic issues in the Alvarado Gardens Neighborhood, there are several ways you can get involved to help make our neighborhood a safer place for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and the local wildlife:

Contact the AGNA Traffic Subcommittee

If you would like to join the AGNA Traffic Subcommittee or have constructive feedback regarding the current traffic issues, please fill out the form with your information.