Simple “Pedestrian Error” Often a More Complicated Reality

(APD Lt. Zak) Cottrell, who joined APD’s traffic unit in 2013, said there’s one definite: The blame lies with the pedestrian in almost all crashes. “Most of ours are pedestrian error,” he said. Cottrell said that so far this year there have been 408 crashes involving pedestrians. Nineteen drivers in nonfatal crashes were given citations,… Read More Simple “Pedestrian Error” Often a More Complicated Reality

Safer Routes to APS Schools: Elementary School Boundaries

Peeling back layers to better understand why today’s youngsters don’t walk or ride bikes to/from school consists of much layer peeling. The layers/factors are many and their seeming permanence often hardened to the point where change might be impossible. Take Albuquerque Public School boundaries for its elementaries. In a perfect world, most conducive to neighborhood… Read More Safer Routes to APS Schools: Elementary School Boundaries

Mini-Walking Fatality Story: The “‘Barf’ Green Pickup”

(Note: This post may be too graphic and disturbing for some readers. Consideration of this advised.) Better Burque continues to comb through APD crash reports and investigations for those killed walking our roadways in 2017 and 2018. As you can easily imagine, these reports are filled with grisly details and somber humanity. We’ll be writing… Read More Mini-Walking Fatality Story: The “‘Barf’ Green Pickup”