Walking Deaths and Racial/Economic Equity

The Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) has processed recently finalized 2017 information from the NM Department of Transportation on fatalities for those trying to walk our roadways that year. Statistics and visuals related to this information are now available at the April edition of “Travel Times,” that little-known, yet info-packed online publication from MRCOG and Mid-Region… Read More Walking Deaths and Racial/Economic Equity

City Council Rashomon: One Observer’s View of Late Night Council TV

It wasn’t Kurosawa, at least in cinematographic composition and scope, but Albuquerque City Council performed something of a 20-minute videographed saga of its own this past Monday night, one which has stuck with this viewer as interesting on many levels and worthy of many interpretations, kinda like a Kurosawa film. Not “Rashomon” by any means, but… Read More City Council Rashomon: One Observer’s View of Late Night Council TV

ABQ City Council to Act on 2019 Budget at Monday Meeting

After having postponed action through its March meetings, Albuquerque City Council will meet next Monday, April 1st for final Council action on the City’s 2019 Two-year Capital Budget. Here’s the meeting agenda. And here is a revealing breakdown of request proposals for Department of Municipal Development Streets authorizations throughout the proposal and approval process. One could… Read More ABQ City Council to Act on 2019 Budget at Monday Meeting

Coors/Las Estancias: Where Walking Infrastructure is & Where it Isn’t

As update to this morning’s BB post and the story on KOB last night regarding how deadly it is to walk Coors Blvd., I went out to Coors/Las Estancias today to visually document the current situation: The red light at Las Estancias (circled) is still not operable; Just a stop sign (rectangled above) and a… Read More Coors/Las Estancias: Where Walking Infrastructure is & Where it Isn’t