MLK Boulevard becomes more bike friendly


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Martin Luther King Boulevard in Albuquerque is about to get much more bike friendly. The city is re-striping and reducing the size of the traffic lanes to allow more room for bicyclists.

They’re also adding a larger buffer between the cars and riders and the striping is now a bright green to increase visibility for drivers.

There have been a number of serious crashes involving bicycles and cars on MLK, especially near Broadway where many use the road to get to downtown.

And it’s not all about safety; the city will also be installing more bike boxes through the corridor to encourage more use by bicyclists.

The project will cost about $1.5 million and is being paid for through go bonds. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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