Removal of One Way portion of Cutler Avenue near San Pedro NE

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SARA M started this petition to District 7 Albuquerque City Council Councilor Diane Gibson

Neighbors, 

I was hoping by bringing to your attention an issue I have while driving in the mornings as well as throughout the day on Cutler closest to San Pedro. As I am driving to work I travel going East on Cutler at about 7:45 am and on several occasions I have had some near misses with the traffic proceeding in the wrong direction on that street in the very short one way portion closest to San Pedro Dr. I am asking the city to make a change by removing this portion as we don't want to see any of our neighbors hit while using the roadways. 

As told to me by someone who has been in this area for the last 20 years the reason for the One way portion is no longer relevant. They described it me as such : That area used to be two-way all along and was open.  It was shut in the early 2000s ostensibly to cut down on traffic using it as a cut through from the Uptown area to getting on the freeway at San Mateo and I-40, and vice versa.  However, around 2010, the interchange at I-40 and San Mateo was reconfigured such that Cutler avenue no longer is where people get on and off the freeway there.  So the point of the cut through deterrent evaporated and the deterrent at Cutler / Uptown now just encourages scofflaws going the wrong way in traffic while also making ingress / egress for neighborhood residents tougher.

I have contacted Abigail Stiles Policy Analyst for Councilor Diane Gibson, District 7 Albuquerque City Council and her reply was as followed:

I have consulted with Councilor Gibson as well as Council Staff. While our Council Staff person agreed with your history of the 1 ways on Cutler, he noted that he would still be concerned people would use the street more for a cut through if the one-way barriers were not there. The best way to move forward with looking at the issue, if you are interested, would be to create a petition for residents who live on the street to sign. If we were to consider making the road a two way street again the residents would need to show they are interested in doing that because we do not want to remove the barriers and make the street two ways only to have to replace them because cut through traffic becomes too heavy. The petition would need to clearly state what changes you would like for the City to make on the street. 

 

 

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