Though Albuquerque was not mentioned in this short Streetfilms video, the national trend is clear: for the first time since the mass production of the automobile, Americans are driving fewer miles per year. This has been going since before the Great Recession.
Record ridership on ABQ Ride would lead one to believe that this trend holds true in Albuquerque. However, local (and federal) transit funding has remained stagnant.
Hopefully, city and regional leaders will notice this trend before they build too many more multi-million dollar interchanges (I’m looking at you Paseo & I-25).
I encourage you to send this video to elected officials or friends who you feel should see it.