Vandals taking street signs from Nob Hill

Created: 03/12/2014 5:26 PM
By: Jen Samp, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Albuquerque prides itself on being a great place to bike, or even walk to your destination.

People in one neighborhood reached out to KOB Eyewitness News 4 Wednesday with worries about their safety.

They noticed that road signs vanished from one popular route.

Viewers thought maybe the city was making changes to a stretch of Silver Avenue that's known as "Bicycle Boulevard", where the speed limit is just 18 miles per hour.

KOB discovered the missing signs are the work of vandals.

Albuquerque is one of 14 cities with designated "bicycle boulevards", discouraging cut-through traffic and speeding for bike safety.

The signs that alerted drivers to the bike route and lower speed limit are missing.

People in the area contacted KOB, thinking the city took them down for some reason, but KOB spoke to Mark Motsko, Capital and Infrastructure Development Manager at City of Albuquerque. Motsko says that is not the case. He says someone stole them.

Motsko says the signs will be replaced as soon as possible.

Next month, Albuquerque will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of its first "bicycle boulevard."

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