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Students provide ideas for Route 66 in Albuquerque

University of New Mexico students provided some ideas to the City of Albuquerque on how to dress up its stretch of Route 66, reported KOB-TV.

Students came up with renderings and designs to help the city rehabilitate parts of Central Ave. Some ideas include creating walkways over I-25, adding more parks and open-air markets along Central.

The idea is to create spaces that bring people together, just like the Route 66 of the 1950’s.

The students are part of the City Lab class, where the city gave the class free space downtown in exchange of picking the students’ brains. According to a recent university press release about the class:

Stu­dents cur­rently tak­ing a stu­dio course at City­Lab are look­ing at Rt. 66 using a study on walk­a­ble blocks – an assess­ment of what is a com­fort­able walk­ing dis­tance, and adapt­ing that to Albuquerque.


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