We’re having a moment of sorts as we anguish over the death of a woman last night in Tempe, a pedestrian apparently struck by an autonomous car. But in the midst of a legitimate societal discussion about how to incorporate this new technology into our lives without killing one another, can we spare a bit… Read More Is now a good time to talk about pedestrian safety?
The South Valley is in the midst of several road construction projects. Two of these are first and foremost storm drainage projects: Blake Road at Coors to the Isleta Drain, and Barcelona Road from Armijo Drain to Isleta Drain. Note the termini aren’t roadways but waterways. Let’s go birds’ eye to get a better idea… Read More SV’s Barcelona Rd. Gets New Storm Drainage; Bike Lanes/Sidewalk, Too
Discussion and outrage continues regarding the recent incident between motorist Jacob Brown and several members of the Seniors on Bikes riding group on NM-41 that resulted in grievous injury to one cyclist and broken bones and such to several others. You’ve probably already read the Santa Fe New Mexican account of Wednesday’s Santa Fe City… Read More Looking Long-Term at the Motorist v. Cyclists Incident on NM-41
It was announced at this past Monday’s meeting of the Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee that Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton will introduce an ordinance next Monday, the 19th, adding “in a bicycle lane” to the existing Traffic Code language that: “No person shall park a vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such… Read More Parking, and Driving/Passing, in Bike Lane Addressed in Proposed Ordinance
After having earlier noted that there were zero New Mexico “pedalcyclist” deaths in 2017, it came to my attention a few days back that this was incorrect. Revised, more recent data from the Traffic Research Unit (TRU) at UNM now indicates that there was one death in October of last year. The circumstances surrounding this… Read More NM Cycling Deaths and Reporting the Numbers
The folks at Urban ABQ have a thoughtful post up this morning on the role of transit in moving Albuquerque’s economy forward, with some well thought out, concrete proposals for next steps: From Houston to Denver to Phoenix to Los Angeles, cities in our region and across the country, cities with fast growing economies, are… Read More Transit and Albuquerque’s economic future
The ditch beside my *farmette, or “ranchita” if you prefer, deep in the South Valley has been running since Monday, as I recall. Only three days in you can make out the full water mark (hint: look for a dirt line) and also make out how many users are taking advantage of the flow this… Read More Ditch Water’s Running: Get it While it’s Wet