When last we saw the Big Sandies valiantly trying to hold the line against what we believe to be a green Corolla, the advantage seemed to lie with the Corolla. But Big Sandies are not called Big Sandies for nothing. (Actually they are called Big Sandies, we think, because they are big and filled with… Read More Big Sandies calls in the reinforcements
You knew it was inevitable, didn’t you? In the ongoing life-size chess game between drivers at El Vado and attempts at stopping those drivers from navigating between it, Central Ave, and New York Avenue, BB recently showed you the latest attempt at blockage: “Big Sandy.” At 2,100 lbs. each, that’s over four tons of sand-filled… Read More El Vado Update #7,331: Big Sandy v. Mr. Toyota
Having made budgetary allocation to start free fares in October, Better Burque, KRQE and evidently every entity with polling technology has asked: Should ABQ Ride be free to all? And no, Better Burque isn’t mad that KRQE has paid incredible homage to this little blog by “stealing” its idea to post such a question. Besides,… Read More Should ABQ Ride be free for all users?
As you probably already know, City of Albuquerque released its first “Vision Zero Action Plan” a couple of weeks ago. I’m late to mentioning it here due to laziness, and, speaking of laziness, perhaps you’ve been hesitant to tackle something called a “Vision Zero Action Plan,” despite your personal interest in such things. That’s understandable.… Read More Most Important Bits of CABQ’s Vision Zero Action Plan
Visiting Missoula today as part of a three-week tour of Intermountain West bike paths and rail-to-trails, I experienced much of the excellent bike/ped infrastructure here, including several bike/ped-only bridges over the Clark Fork, and some fine overpass/underpass options at busy roads. It can be done. Something else that Missoula does is properly sign the damn… Read More Wayfinding, Signage, and Missoula
When planters were not enough to deter drivers of large destructive machines from cutting through the back way from Albuquerque’s El Vado development to New York Ave. (see back story), we have turned to a traffic deterrent known as “Big Sandy”. They are big, and appear to be full of sand. The best part is… Read More “Big Sandy” at the New York/El Vado junction