It’s Monday morning and maybe you or the like-minded active transportation someone in your life needs a bit of a pick-me-up as we head into the work week. Here’s just the thing. The old sign above needs to go. The southbound bike lane on Broadway Blvd. through its namesake neighborhood “South Broadway” now does not… Read More Monday Morning Happy News: Bike Lane Doesn’t End
Reader Dan Majewski rode this weekend by BB’s oft-portrayed lo-fi diverter at El Vado (Central & New York) and found this: Yes that’s right, the planter previously pulverized has exited, leaving drivers free to motor where no motorized traffic is supposed to go, and free to store their car freely along the neighboring residences before… Read More Drivers 1 (Again), Active Transport 0: El Vado “Diverter” Disappears
After seeing John’s BB post yesterday, I checked out Streetview to get some historical perspective and views of other pedestrian crossings at Coors & Paseo del Norte. The intersection’s northwest quadrant caught my eye. Yup, same lousy “ADA” crossing with small concrete box with curbs on three sides plopped amid sand as shown here in… Read More Another look, another Coors @ Paseo crosswalk flub
By John Fleck We’ve a new entrant in Better Burque’s search for the least pedestrian-friendly intersection in Albuquerque. We give you the intersection of Coors and Paseo del Norte NE, which has a really nice sidewalk. Until it doesn’t. Someone actually designed that little inset curb area you see, complete with Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant… Read More Someone actually designed this
Had the chance to Zoom by yesterday’s monthly meeting of the Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee (GABAC). Amid all the horribleness of the pandemic, one thing I will miss is the Zoom public meeting: so easy, so accessible, and so exquisitely designed for the introverted (muted, camera most definitely off). Maybe we could just lose… Read More How do we address transportation dangers on East Central?
We at Better Burque have long followed the saga of the ceramic planters of various size, weight, and number which have been placed in the middle/sides of the gap between parking at El Vado and what is supposed to be bike/walk-only access to/from New York Ave., just south of Central Ave. What has been a… Read More Latest in Case of Mysterious El Vado Planter(s): The Smashing