City Council Unanimously Passes Complete Streets Update

Deliberating past midnight this morning through a lengthy agenda, Albuquerque City Council got around to Councilor Ike Benton’s proposed overhaul of the City’s 2015 Complete Streets Ordinance about 11:30 p.m., six and one-half hours after the meeting began and beginning right at 5 Hours and 48 minutes into this videotaping of the session. As part… Read More City Council Unanimously Passes Complete Streets Update

Today in Road Striping “What the Hell is That?” Mountain Road at/near 19th

Your humble blogposter has begun a new job (a case, literally, of The Who’s new boss/old boss idea), and has not had sufficient time this week to ride repeatedly to see updates on the various road striping jobs in progress around town. If only riding a bike to observe road striping paid well and included… Read More Today in Road Striping “What the Hell is That?” Mountain Road at/near 19th

Protected Bike Lane on 5th Killed Because Parking + Curb = ‘Merica

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller’s purported “Vision Zero” pledge remains “Vision Taxpayer-Subsidized Car Storage.” The City’s first parking-protected (passenger-side door zone buffer included) is dead. Bizarrely, yet appropriate given the congregation size at the Holy Church of Car Storage, KRQE’s focus on this development is about the “problematic ‘floating’ parking spots” removed so that the anointed… Read More Protected Bike Lane on 5th Killed Because Parking + Curb = ‘Merica

Roving Band Ambles Along Busy City Streets: July Slow Roll 505

Blocking streets such as Lomas Blvd. and Central Ave., a diverse and hardy throng of cyclists and other rollers tonight once again caused general mayhem and disruption to the otherwise unimpeded car supremacy. Actually, we had, as always, police escort, but it sounds much more punk if we leave that out of the narrative. Again,… Read More Roving Band Ambles Along Busy City Streets: July Slow Roll 505

Proof Extraterrestrials Exist: Median Landscaping

Looking through the records, we at Better Burque have written almost 700 posts (this is #698) since early 2016 on a large number of transportation-related subjects around town. In that time we have written *checks notes again* exactly zero blogposts on the subject of median landscaping. So, reading this morning’s D’val Westphal “Road Warrior” Journal… Read More Proof Extraterrestrials Exist: Median Landscaping