The NM Bike Plan will prioritize State-owned roadways based on their appropriateness for bicycle infrastructure and create a series of bicycle-friendly roadway design guidelines (e.g. wide shoulders, bicycle lanes, or separated trails). The Plan will help guide roadway improvements and incorporate bicycle infrastructure on NMDOT roadways as they undergo regularly-scheduled maintenance as well as major reconstruction.
To determine the Statewide Bicycle Network, the Project Team is conducting analyses related to equity, potential demand for bicycle infrastructure, access to public transit, and connections to existing bicycle facilities, among other factors. This information, along with feedback from the public and interested groups around New Mexico, will help determine the locations where improved bicycle infrastructure would be most beneficial.
Design guidelines will be created that identify the appropriate types of bicycle infrastructure for roadways in the statewide bicycle network. The guidelines will vary depending on whether the roadway passes through urban or rural areas.
Draft documents and analysis will be posted online as they become available.
Regional Bicycle Planning
Bicycle planning is also conducted at the regional level through Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Rural Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs). See the links below for additional information.
Mesilla Valley MPO (Las Cruces area)
MRCOG (Albuquerque area)
State Bicycle Guideline Map
The New Mexico Department of Transportation’s State Bicycle Guideline Map is provided to assist you in choosing your preferred routes when bicycling through New Mexico. The map includes estimated shoulder width (including consideration of rumble strips, guardrails, and other adjacent barriers), traffic volumes, steep inclines, and other features that may impact your decision to travel by bicycle along a roadway. The Bicycle Guideline Map reflects current roadway conditions and can be viewed here.
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