These maps of the City of Albuquerque visualize information about Central Avenue corridor communities and their demographics. The Central Ave. corridor serves as a backbone to the City and is a vital component of revitalization, sustainability, and growth. For this reason, these maps were created to highlight important components of the corridor, and provide reference for discussion about revitalization strategies, city growth, and community health. Please click map for greater detail.
Adding capacity alone will not be enough as growth will continually outpace the amount of roadway expansion that can be funded and built. Thus, there is no practical way the region can build its way out of congestion.
The Center for Neighborhood Technology has shown what many have ignored for decades: that "cheaper" housing found on the fringes is actually less affordable when associated transportation costs are factored in because of longer travel distances to jobs and services and less available public transportation. This brings to light the importance of developing neighborhoods that are location efficient, meaning that people can efficiently get to the places they need because of good proximity to services and access to transit.