Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Streets

Posted on Mar 13, 2015

Mayor Berry has signed up Albuquerque in the US Dept of Transportation Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets.  For more details, visit:
BikeABQ wrote a letter to Mayor Berry encouraging him to participate.  You can view that letter here:

Dear Mayor Berry,


The BikeABQ Board would like to encourage you to participate in the Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets. The Challenge is based on the 2010 USDOT Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation. USDOT Secretary Foxx recognizes the benefits of walking and bicycling and is encouraging these transportation projects. The Mayors are challenged to take a Complete Streets approach. Since Albuquerque has a Complete Streets ordinance, we believe Albuquerque has a good chance of shining over other cities. Challenge cities win by improving walking and bicycling. The 50-mile Loop will be a great improvement for Albuquerque’s bike transportation.


USDOT will invite Mayors’ Challenge participants to attend the Mayors’ Challenge Summit kickoff at USDOT’s Headquarters’ office in Washington, DC on Thursday, March 12, 2015. More information can be found at the website:

This is a great opportunity to share technical know-how and enforcement programs with other participating cities. Please seriously consider making Albuquerque look outstanding in this endeavor. We hope to hear from you with a favorable response.