Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships for Local and Region Innovation – New Mexico Chapter – 1.5 CM Approved

Date(s) - Apr 15, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am

We live in a world with much uncertainty about federal level transportation legislation and sufficient funding to maintain existing infrastructure in our communities. With this level of uncertainty about policy and funding, it can be difficult at the local level to think about projects like bike share, which can take years to plan and large capital investments to fund. However, data and research indicate that millennials and boomers want livable communities where they can live, work, and play without having to get into a car. Mobility preferences and trends are expanding beyond a single occupancy vehicle and cities and towns that explore and provide safe multimodal transportation options are thriving. Albuquerque’s downtown pilot bike share, BICI (a shortened version of bicicleta, the Spanish word for bicycle and pronounced “bee-see”) launched on May 15, 2015, with 15 stations and 75 bicycles a mere seven months after local planners started working on the project. Through a creative partnership between the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative and the Mid-Region Council of Governments, and through public-private funding, Albuquerque was able to realize the first phase of BICI for residents and visitors. Participants will learn how Albuquerque made BICI a reality without initial major capital investments and how the program will continue and grow.

Speakers: Lola Baird and Valerie Hermanson

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CM credits can be claimed by looking up the sponsoring Chapter or Division as provider