Shared Active Transportation Ordinance, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2018

  • Date Enacted: Oct 1, 2018


The Albuquerque City Council, which considered a moratorium on the “small vehicles” of what it defines as its active transportation program, instead passed the attached ordinance, which moves immediately to regulating and permitting dockless bikes and electric scooters. The regulations cite the NACTO Guidelines for the Regulation and Management of Shared Active Transportation, and join the gathering consensus on requirements for insurance, vehicle standards, equitable service areas and access for low-income users, etc. Not explicit are the the exact data sharing requirements. Notable, however, are the requirements for parking in the public right-of-way. The city plans to approve demarcated drop zones and shared active transportation stations to encourage a rationalized right of way (see section 8-3-2: Operational Requirements).

Updated October 2018