Had my first chance to ride the new underpass “notch” along the North Diversion Channel Trail (NDC) at Indian School NE this afternoon. Years in the making (many) and opened a few weeks ago, the notch completes a series of underpasses making it possible for walkers/riders/rollers to go miles and miles from El Pueblo/Paseo del… Read More Another Benefit of That New NDC Notch at Indian School NE
As part of the generally low-cost safety improvements announced yesterday by Mayor Keller at/near school crossings, perhaps the best and least expensive will be initiating “Leading Pedestrian Interval” signal timing at many such crossings. What’s that? Or if you’re an English teacher: What are those? As explained in this spiffy explanation from the National Association… Read More What’s a “Leading Pedestrian Interval”?
Given the astronomical increase in cycling interest these days (have you visited your local bike shop lately? It’s “kray-kray” to use the parlance.), I’m thinking I have a billion dollar idea: A 30-minute deeply investigative documentary series in which just regular folks who bike to work engross millions of cycling-mad viewers with turn-by-turn analysis of… Read More How Does BB Get to Work?
Pot Cannabis has never really been my thing, a public admission I notice is much easier to make now that its recreational use is about to be legalized in New Mexico. Never had anything against it, never really been that interested in it. Yet as one who enjoys observing things socio-political, it’s been much fun… Read More A Cannabis For the Advocacy Rest of Us
After a year of spousal haircuts and avoidance of any tightly enclosed public spaces, Better Burque got a haircut yesterday, followed by a long-needed trip to the local bike shop. The double-masked, had one vaccine shot (thanks for asking) trip to the barber was quick and it felt very good to be “out there again.”… Read More Will Local Cycling’s Popularity Survive Vaccination?
The Democratically-controlled 2021 New Mexico Legislature considered and passed legislation on a wide swath of issues reflecting concern for many underserved groups in our state and society. The long list of initiatives either already signed or currently on the Governor’s desk includes measures to: Repeal the unconstitutional state outlawing of abortions; Extend civil rights of… Read More 2021 NM Legislature Does Nothing to Address Traffic Violence