Welcome To The Tanoan Community Association
This website is designed to keep every resident and future resident informed and up-to-date on the vital issues that affect all homeowners. You will quickly find access to the governing documents, calendars of upcoming community meetings, copies of our latest Tanoan Talk newsletter, home improvement information and links to association pages and the e-mail address of all officers and directors.
The Tanoan Community Association, Inc. is located to the west of Eubank Blvd. in Albuquerque’s far northeast heights, with its own homeowners association. Our community consists of ten individual neighborhoods providing a variety of housing options. Our families enjoy an environment of open green spaces and family friendly living in a well cared for community that has gracefully matured since its inception.
The Tanoan Community Association, Inc. has committed and talented neighbors who have come together with great ideas, and then volunteered to put them into practice. There are always important decisions to be made about how to continue maintaining and improving the look and feel of our community. We encourage you to get involved in community social events, volunteering as a committee member or just voicing your opinion at board meetings. We hope you will share your talents as we continue to maintain a safe and desirable community in Albuquerque’s far northeast heights.
Message from the Board of Directors
At the request of a number of residents with young children, the TCA Board of Directors has considered options for improving pedestrian safety within the community. As our community changes and many of our older residents sell their property or pass it on to the next generation, there are a number of young families moving into Tanoan, and we are seeing more and more young children playing on the streets of our neighborhoods.
In addition, walking and running are a major pastime for many of our residents as evidenced by the number of people who take to the streets as the weather warms. As the school year ends and summer vacation begins, there will be more and more young children playing outside — walking the streets, riding their bikes, and enjoying the summer weather with their friends.
Over the past few months the BOD has considered a number of options for improving pedestrian safety for our residents. Among these options were:
Installing more stop signs to slow down traffic,
Purchasing and installing a moveable electronic speed sign similar to those that have been used regularly on Academy,
Increasing the number of patrol vehicles monitoring speed limits with radar, and
Lowering the speed limit from 25 to 20 throughout the community.
After researching these options and presenting them to attendees at the past two board meetings, the Board of Directors unanimously approved lowering the speed limit within the community from 25 MPH to 20 MPH. Research on traffic safety indicates that a reduction in speed limit is the most effective strategy for reducing pedestrian accidents and minimizing injuries to pedestrians. We have also found that this change is consistent with the speed limit in Tanoan East and a number of other high density residential communities within Albuquerque.
This change will go into effect immediately,
and we have ordered new speed limit signs to
be installed throughout the community. This
is particularly important on some of the main thoroughfares within the community such as Tanoan Drive, where there are straightaways that might lend to increased speed. The combination of stop signs and the new lower speed limit will hopefully alleviate the concerns of our young families and make our streets safer for all residents.
The safety of our residents is of paramount concern to the Board of Directors, and we ask all residents and their guests to be cognizant of the need to adhere to this new speed limit. Let’s all enjoy a safe and enjoyable summer within our beautiful community.