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?
(Note: This week’s BetterBurque does Duke City Fix post gets Scot back in the mire that is New Mexico K-12 Education. Haz Mat suits are recommended.) Today is Day Five of the year in most Albuquerque Public Schools. As a former APS teacher, I say Happy Day Five, Folks! It is also roughly Day… Read More BB at Duke City Fix, 8.17.16: NM PED Follies
(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
Photo: Glen Rosales, Albuquerque Journal, from “‘Crazy Crash Sunday’ Keeps Police Busy” This word “random,” I do not think it means what you think it means… “KOB 4 spoke with an APD spokesperson who says the number of accidents on Sunday was about three times the norm. They said there doesn’t seem to be a… Read More Good Clean Demolition Derby Fun in the Burque Sun
In a story BB refuses to stop telling, despite years of attempts to make it do so, its founder found himself in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala during the Summer Olympics of 1992 (Barcelona). After a very few hours of Spanish lessons each day, your humble blogster retired to the downtown room of his host family, seeking exactly… Read More New Olympic Sport: Race Walk Bike Lane Measuring
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
(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