Once you’ve arrived in Albuquerque, how do you get around? If you’ve rented a car, the city is easy to navigate once you figure out that I-25 divides the city into east and west areas while I-40 divides it south and north. Addresses are tagged with identifiers SW, NW, SE, and NE to help you easily determine which part of town they can be found.
If you don’t have a car for getting around Albuquerque, the city has, like most other large communities today, ridesharing services as well as several taxi companies. Save by taking advantage of ABQ RIDE, the city’s transit agency, offering dozens of bus routes. It has been serving people in The Duke City since 1928. Get route schedules and more information here.
Rio Metro has routes to and from the airport, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and other destinations, including Rail Runner Express stations. See the routes and schedules here.
Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city, but you can still find very walkable areas. Walkscore.com says Albuquerque is the country’s 28th most walkable large city but still considers it a “car-dependent city.” The most walkable neighborhoods, it says, are Nob Hill, Huning Highland Historic District, and University Heights. You can also easily explore the Uptown and Downtown area on foot.
More than 400 miles of bike paths and trails help cyclists navigate Albuquerque. Nob Hill ranks 90 on walkscore.com’s bike score, making it one of the most bicycle-friendly neighborhoods in the city. Downtown and Uptown are also ranking highly on this list.
The League of American Bicyclists has awarded Albuquerque the silver level as a bicycle-friendly community, which considers the ratio of bicycle network mileage to total road network mileage, bicycle-friendly laws and ordinances, bike education in schools, bicycling organizations, and many other categories.