Lead and Coal Avenues Streetscape Improvements

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Completed: 2012

This major project involved the re-design of Lead and Coal Avenues, a pair of heavily traveled one-way principal arterials through nearly six miles of some of Albuquerque’s most historic neighborhoods.

The streetscape improvements addressed quality of life concerns for safety and livability on these important Nob Hill-Downtown corridors. The design incorporated traffic calming, bicycle lanes, on-street parking, pedestrian and intersection improvements, signal and lighting upgrades, site furnishings, storm water harvesting, and considerable landscaping.

Each neighborhood is celebrated with its own distinctive signage and planting palette.

This project was featured as an example of good streetscape design in the 2014 issue of the National Complete Streets Coalition's 'Dangerous by Design' publication.