Albuquerque City Council approves 20 mph speed limit for Downtown

Get ready for a Downtown slowdown.

The Albuquerque City Council has approved designating the heart of the city a “safe zone” where speed limits cannot exceed 20 mph.

The new resolution, passed 7-1 Monday night, would affect an area bounded by Coal and Lomas, 8th Street and the railroad tracks. However, Lomas itself would not be subject to the lower speed limit.