Some Improvements Make Things Worse: A Case Study

From a cycling advocacy perspective, the median above looks to be about as perfect as possible. Look at that green paint! The easy-to-reach “beg buttons”! No left-turning cars to worry about! Did we mention the green paint! It’s perfect, isn’t it? No, from this, admittedly contrarian, cycling advocates’ perspective, the median above is far from… Read More Some Improvements Make Things Worse: A Case Study

Another, very small, Step On the March to World Cycling Infrastructure Domination

A few days back BB passed along joyous news concerning a new “Bike Route” sign at the Eastern terminus of the Zuni Road urging cyclists to extend their newfound Zuni bike lane fun up General Chennault Rd. N.E.. Now comes another sign, literal and metaphorical, surely portending the continued slow, yet inexorable cycling takeover of… Read More Another, very small, Step On the March to World Cycling Infrastructure Domination

Another Day, Another Dead Pedestrian on Coors Boulevard

If New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is successful in her attempt to reinstate the death penalty, we could simplify matters by just having the condemned walk down Albuquerque’s Coors Boulevard There are evidently plenty of drivers more than happy to run people over there. You don’t even have to pay ’em. Here is yesterday’s press… Read More Another Day, Another Dead Pedestrian on Coors Boulevard

Governor Martinez Eyes Public Executioners as Growth Industry for New Mexico

Las Cruces — New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez announced today she is calling a Special Session of the Legislature to address the state’s crumbling economic situation. To no one’s surprise, she added the issue of reinstatement of the death penalty in her proclamation of subjects to be covered in the Session. Criticized by many, particularly… Read More Governor Martinez Eyes Public Executioners as Growth Industry for New Mexico

In Which Better Burque Profoundly Changes the World

Before taking a not-very-well-deserved break, BB wrote of a bike ride which included a jaunt down General Chennault N.E., a newly discovered “Yellow Brick Road”  of cycling wonderfulness connecting Zuni Rd. and, basically, the rest of Albuquerque from a safer cycling perspective. I gushed about the good General’s road with extreme gushiosity, including a call for it… Read More In Which Better Burque Profoundly Changes the World