by Scot There has been much whining, history and more whining here and elsewhere about the fact that Interstate 25 between Coal and Rio Bravo has been one of two walls between sections of Barelas, South Broadway neighborhoods (or “East Barelas”), and other parts of town. To whine and complain without thoughtful solutions is pointless,… Read More Bridging Burque’s “Border Wall”: Kathryn Avenue
by Scot While New Mexico’s Governor Nero fiddles about unnecessary furloughs and metaphorically continues to fling gubernatorial beer bottles out the 5th Floor window of the Eldorado Hotel, other states are getting to work toward solving solvency and infrastructure problems. Gas Tax Hike Fever (GTHF) has reached epidemic proportions all over the country, including a… Read More Gas Tax Hike Fever: Catch It!
by Scot (My Duke City Fix piece for this Monday cross-posted) DCF readers who have glanced over at my other bloglette, Better Burque, know I’ve been obsessing researching lately how Interstate 25 served to further isolate Barelas, San Jose and nearby neighborhoods already bisected years earlier by the railyards/train tracks. The arrival of steam trains… Read More Toward Solving Albuquerque’s “Border Wall”: A Bit of Barelas Background
by Scot I’ve been accused, rightly, that my posts tend to be too long on words and too short on everything besides the words. With that in mind, as well as the axiom that “A picture is worth a thousand words,” below is the equivalent of a 7,000-word bloviation on how to best fix the figurative… Read More Albuquerque’s “Border Wall,” II: A Proposed Solution in Seven Screenshots
by Scot Just in case: A) You have a hankering to see historical maps for Albuquerque going back to 1990, 1978, 1960, 1954, 1938 and even back to the 19th Century; B) You’ve had trouble finding a one-stop shop for such maps… Here is that one-stop shop. Below is an excerpt from the 1960 map,… Read More Albuquerque Historical Maps: The Motherlode
by Scot (cross-posted from Duke City Fix) Ah, the “good ‘ol days.” In this pestilent year of 2017, it is so very pleasant to hearken back to a simpler time, one in which we were not bombarded on an unceasing basis with stories of hatred, oppression and battles among our fellow humans. Instead of obsessively… Read More Looking Back to a “Better Time”: 1970 and Lincoln Junior High
By Scot Looking further into Albuquerque’s transportation history as follow-up to yesterday’s “ABQ’s ‘Border Wall,’” a reader passed along a fascinating South Broadway Neighborhoods 1968 sector plan. That document led to another, which led to more old docs (at least the Internet is good for some things), which currently has me at this: A 1976 Draft Environmental… Read More Research Note Toward “ABQ’s ‘Border Wall'” II