By Burque McBikeface It’s official: Alvarado Drive NE, between Constitution and Copper, is the most bike- friendly street in the city! Have you been on it recently? There’s a bike-related sign every few feet: Bike Route Bike Boulevard 18 MPH Bike Boulevard Bike Boulevard Wayfinding Bikes May Use Full Lane (my favorite sign) 50-Mile Loop 50-Mile… Read More Third Time’s the Charm: The Legend of Alvarado Dr. NE
By Scot In case you missed it yesterday, John posted a few words and some fabulous photos reviewing our adventurous traverse of Albuquerque’s “Southeast Passage,” i.e., the South Diversion Channel from Rio Bravo north and northeast under I-25 and Gibson Blvd., across Cesar Chavez Blvd., and, ultimately, to the “headwaters” of the SDC at the south… Read More Further Reflections on the “Inevitable” South Diversion Channel Extension
Some years ago, when I was employed in Journal Center on Albuquerque’s north side, my colleagues and I would use one of the flood control channels to cross beneath the pedestrian-unfriendly Jefferson Boulevard to get to the neighborhood lunch spots. I was thinking of that today as the Better Burque team explored Albuquerque’s southeast, in… Read More Albuquerque’s Fabled Southeast Passage
Bud Light. It’s uncanny, so to speak. Middle of Commercial St. S.E. just west of Broadway/NM-47.
An interesting KRQE story by Chris McKee on Kirtland AFB’s idea to use some of its unused land to provide a “Gibson Flyover,” changing the route of Gibson Blvd. at Louisiana northeast to Eubank in a route haphazardly shown in red below: No, if built, the road will probably not be quite this meandering (blog poster… Read More A Closer Look at the Latest, of Many, Plans for Gibson Boulevard
With actual precipitation falling this morning from the sky in a part of the water cycle we in New Mexico had almost forgotten, it gives us a chance to, once again, point out how lousy the NM Roads website is: Me and my weather/traffic nerd friends aren’t claiming that this pathetic excuse for a weather/traffic… Read More Yeah! Precipitation! Boo! NMRoads.com!
Last night, really closer to late afternoon, we were sitting around at the Bicycle Committee meeting talking about this and that, including that thing we always eventually get around to talking about: Which of the eleventy zillion projects that could make cycling around Burque better/safer/easier should we advocate get done first, second, third… You know,… Read More Daydreams About Bike Things in the Middle of the Afternoon