Another Walking Death Along the “High Fatal and Injury Network”

A person was killed trying to walk across/near Coors Blvd. Bypass and Ellison Rd. NW last night. The intersection adjacent to Cibola High School and ABQ Ride’s Northwest Transit Center, also just down the street from Cottonwood Mall, is identified on the Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MRMPO) “High Fatal and Injury Network (HFIN).” This important… Read More Another Walking Death Along the “High Fatal and Injury Network”

APD Safe Paths Meeting at North Diversion Channel Trail Friday Morning

Albuquerque Police Department is conducting a “Safe Paths” meeting this Friday morning with anyone concerned/interested in safety on our multi-use paths and trails. Here’s the info graphic from which BB will do a bit of walker/runner/cyclist translation below: Sponsored by BikeABQ, CABQ Parks & Recreation, and Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee, this great idea gives… Read More APD Safe Paths Meeting at North Diversion Channel Trail Friday Morning

What ABQ Complete Streets & Vision Zero Really Need and Currently Lack

Note: The following “Guest Column” appeared in slightly different form in the Op/Ed section of Sunday’s Albuquerque Journal. —————– In 2017, an elderly woman assisted by a metal walker tries to cross Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. at Oak Street but is unable to walk fast enough before the light changes. She is run over… Read More What ABQ Complete Streets & Vision Zero Really Need and Currently Lack

Record High NM Pedestrian Deaths Now Just the “New Normal”

With somber regularity, the number of those killed trying to walk anywhere near New Mexico roads continues to rise. UNM’s Geospatial and Population Studies Traffic Research Unit released its New Mexico Monthly Traffic Fatality Report for June 2019, and we’re on an rate of death that would eclipse last year’s record of 82. Looking back… Read More Record High NM Pedestrian Deaths Now Just the “New Normal”

Bad Striping Job Leaves Comanche NE Dangerous and SEBLed

Good story from KRQE’s Marissa Lucero on the treacherously dangerous restriping on Comanche NE, here shown with fascinatingly hovering silhouetted cyclist approaching San Pedro eastbound: In addition to pointing out the just plain inaccurate striping done on driving/left-turn lanes along the stretch, the piece also interviews cyclists (that doesn’t always happen) and gets into the… Read More Bad Striping Job Leaves Comanche NE Dangerous and SEBLed

Federal “Complete Streets Act of 2019” Proposed

While Albuquerque City Council prepares to discuss an update to the City’s Complete Streets Ordinance, and amid all the insanity and horror of a reality show presidency, U.S. Senator Ed Markey (MA) and Representative Steve Cohen (TN) yesterday introduced the “Complete Streets Act of 2019” as a federal attempt to do the following: States would be… Read More Federal “Complete Streets Act of 2019” Proposed