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For a few months now in Albuquerque, the city has been ticketing people for parking in bike lanes. That’s after the city changed an ordinance so that bike lane stripes count as 'no parking' signage.

But enforcement has not been consistent throughout the city, and cyclists, business owners and residents are raising questions about whether the parking tickets are keeping bike lanes clear.

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You know all those striped narrow lanes for cyclists on Albuquerque streets? Starting next month, you’ll no longer be able to block those bike lanes when you park your car.

Better Biking In 'Burque

Jul 11, 2014
Rita Daniels

New Mexico's largest city has a plan to make cycling safer. It includes everything from expanding existing bike lanes to eliminating some of the hazards that cause flat tires.

For years, cyclists in Albuquerque have been navigating a disjointed system of trails and roads where bike lanes suddenly disappear in areas of heavy traffic and trails peter out into nothing.  But now the city has come up with a proposal that would fill in those gaps.