Yesterday’s weekly ride had the Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team (BBTUT) once again coming across a “Road Work Ahead” sign in the bike lane on Coal Avenue near Walter. Only this time it was sans signage. Echoing that great transportation song of the 60s, “The Sound of Silence” (“streets of cobblestone”? “written on the subway… Read More Tactical Urbanism Sunday: Road Sign Sound of Silence
BB’s work this week has been a combination of behind-the-scenes non-motorized transportation complaining advocacy and heavy J-O-B, making for zip content here. My free time has been quite scant and largely consumed with contemplating the following vital Burque question: *Do I attend Globalquerque! Friday or Saturday night? After sufficient time procrastinating about writing work studying… Read More End Your Work Week with Globalquerque!
The city used perhaps more than any in social science research comparisons with Albuquerque, Tucson, continues to kick Burque’s ass when it comes to roadway improvements designed to make walking, cycling and other non-motorized travel safer. For instance, they’ve installed the following: I found out about this as a subscriber to the monthly newsletter put… Read More If Tucson Can Do It, Volume XXXVIII: Leading Pedestrian Intervals
Have a great weekend, everybody! May a wall like above be beside you at all times as you cycle and walk our streets and roadways.
We mentioned a couple of days ago the very not Complete Streets striping work recently done southbound on Rio Grande Boulevard. Here’s a snap of the resultant substandard bike lane: And here’s our BB measurement (taken, as always, from middle of bike lane stripe per the standard): The good news is that we’ve heard those… Read More Rio Grande Boulevard Update: Substandard Bike Lanes to be Restriped
Our monthly look at New Mexico traffic fatalities via reports by the Traffic Research Unit at UNM shows a relative respite in the level of carnage for those walking the state’s streets and roadways: Unfortunately, overall fatalities in the state climbed to 43, significantly higher than the August figure in the prior two years: Death… Read More Pedestrian Fatalities Finally Drop in August
On its morning ride yesterday, the Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team’s UNM Neighborhood Squad noted this, at the corner of Monroe and Central: That blocked sidewalk doesn’t seem to meet MUTCD! See. Click. Fixed! Big thanks to the City of Albuquerque staff (and contractors?) who responded so quickly to make this sidewalk accessible anew.