Burque’s Gentrified Downtown: Statistical Mirage?

We looked at evidence of gentrification a few months back, using a map created by the folks at Governing. While in the process of measuring bike lanes (still plenty of lanes left to do, see here for details!), conversation between measurements by riding buddies has covered many topics, including cycling and gentrification. Gentrification is one… Read More Burque’s Gentrified Downtown: Statistical Mirage?

A 5-Step Citizen Planning Process to Advocate for New Bike Lanes

(Note: Another in what will surely be an endless series of “guest columns” here at Burque Babble! If you’re interested in doing the same, drop us a line here at BB and join the fun/nerdiness). By Burque McBikeface I spend much of my time advocating for better bicycle infrastructure. People typically respond to this fact by… Read More A 5-Step Citizen Planning Process to Advocate for New Bike Lanes

Two Cracks at Rio Grande Blvd. Restriping Project

Keeping with the fervently anti-prose times in which we live, BB will now employ the common expression, “I’m just gonna leave this here.” First, here’s the currently proposed restriping of Rio Grande Blvd. between Griegos and Matthew (no, this is not the “Rio Grande Blvd. Complete Streets Concept Plan” section south of I-40): Using that 62… Read More Two Cracks at Rio Grande Blvd. Restriping Project

Making a Street Residential Again: The Girard Blvd. Complete Streets Master Plan

(Update, 2:52 p.m.: The Girard project plans are now available online. Here’s a blow-up screenshot of the Girard/Lomas intersection mentioned later in this post:) On my way riding to last night’s Girard Blvd. “Complete Streets Master Plan” public meeting, I couldn’t stop smiling. Why? Because Girard is my absolute favorite street in town, both as… Read More Making a Street Residential Again: The Girard Blvd. Complete Streets Master Plan