Every job has its easy and not-so-easy components. Take teaching, for instance, a thing I know at least enough about to keep myself in trouble. Teaching the sword fight scene in “Macbeth” to 8th Graders is easy. You can teach quantum physics, epistemology and algebraic geometry to 8th Graders, as long as they get to… Read More “Macbeth” and Traffic Engineering: Copper at San Mateo
A post from Urban ABQ yesterday on the pedestrian fatality epidemic led me to take a break from electoral satisfaction for a few minutes last night to far more poignantly recall and send along the map above. It’s from the very good, yet grim, Bernalillo County Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Data Analysis 2010-2014, released by… Read More Power of Images: Albuquerque Pedestrian Fatalities
You might have seen news that Albuquerque’s bike share effort is expanding from 75 bikes/15 stations to 250 and 50 respectively. The expanded service, part of a new bike share model from MRCOG-approved vendors Zagster called “Pace,” also offers a “dockless” option to return bikes to public bike racks around town. While riding all those… Read More Desperately Wish You Could Vote Today? Now You Can!
November roadway fatality figures from the Traffic Research Unit (TRU) at the University of New Mexico are out (thanks for the quick report this month, TRU!), and while the rate of pedestrian deaths has fortunately slowed from October, and will likely not reach 2016’s recent year record of 77, the percentage of such deaths relative… Read More NM November Pedestrian Fatalities and Note on “Pedalcyclist” Deaths 2017
When you’re riding a bike on Edith Blvd. waiting for the light to change at MLK, you get a *long, long, long time to take in the view. Especially when there are no cars around. You have time to notice things, such as how worn and faded the “kermit” has gotten in the little green… Read More Having Time to Think About “The White Album” and Much Else at Edith and MLK
Concerning the photograph above, please answer the following to possibly win absolutely zero prizes whatsoever: Where is this? How many vehicles a day, on average, ignore the “Do Not Enter” sign and drive the wrong way here? A good caption for this photo would be: ____________________________________ Bonus Question: Do you think the driver with the… Read More BB’s Ridiculously Easy Photo Mystery/Caption Contest #1
It’s a good sign when a community is well on its way to creating a contiguous set of bike boulevards so long the whole route shows up really, really small when illustrated. Albuquerque is getting darn close to being such a community: Big apologies for the lack of graphics skill, but I’ve taken the 2017… Read More Connecting the Bike Boulevard Dots to “Valhalla”