Work begins today on the intersection of Blake Rd. and Coors Blvd. in the far South Valley. This long-awaited, and oft-discussed here, project will provide huge, and hugely needed, driving and pedestrian improvements at this intersection, one of the all-around unfriendliest in town. Being a selfish person, a big reason I’ve posted so much on… Read More Blakeocalypse: Day 1
Nob Hill Station, Sunrise Photograph: John Fleck
Before and After, Coal Avenue near High Street west of I-25… Before: 10:41 a.m. After: 10:48 a.m.
Improving government transparency is an important topic across all issues, including roadway engineering and projects. Knowing more, earlier, about pending road work, improvements, and such equals improved opportunities for public input and guidance before the work is done. It is for that reason that BB is pretty stoked about finding something that’s probably been around… Read More CABQ Makes it Easier to Keep Up With Roadway Projects
Note: The Official Better Burque Staff Photographer (OBBSP) had the day off, hence below are photos of significantly lower quality than you would often find here at Better Burque, or, indeed, for that matter, anywhere on the Interwebs. Still, it’s the event that counts, right? Also, this year’s MLK March attendance, despite it being the… Read More 2018 MLK March Photo Essay
My single favorite Albuquerque event, non-motorized or otherwise, starts later this morning at 11:00. Marching, or slowly cycling, down Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard from UNM to Civic Plaza is a highlight of any year. Like any year, the reasons for the march are both generally joyous and pointedly poignant in early 2018. Moreover,… Read More See You Today at the MLK March
Continuing our periodic look at the pedestrian death crisis in our state and nation, figures for December 2017 have been released by UNM’s Traffic Research Unit. Hence, we now have a complete look at 2017, and that look continues to be gruesome: TRU having compiled and made available online data since 2006, we are able… Read More 2017 NM Pedestrian Fatalities Near Record High