Councilor Benton Proposes Closing Selected Streets to Non-Local Motor Traffic

Following actions taken in a multitude of cities worldwide, Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton is tonight introducing an “Active Streets Initiative,” a Resolution that, if passed, would enable the City to close some streets, actually quite a few streets as shown below, to anything but local motorized traffic, making them much more comfortably accessible by… Read More Councilor Benton Proposes Closing Selected Streets to Non-Local Motor Traffic

Quickly Catching You Up on the Embudo Trail Closure/Detour Saga

Because you have things to do, even/especially during a pandemic, you probably haven’t spent 99.3% of the last few days observing, pondering, obsessing, and reporting on the somewhat temporary closure of the Embudo Trail at its Carlisle underpass between I-40 and Menaul. Knowing you’re busy, let’s quickly catch you up via photos, maps, arrows, and… Read More Quickly Catching You Up on the Embudo Trail Closure/Detour Saga

ABQ Walking Deaths and Race/Ethnicity

Our examination of 2019 crash reports involving pedestrian fatalities is not complete, owing to interruptions in public record requests due to COVID-19 and other factors, but a demographic look into the 32 reports researched so far shows the following relationship between race/ethnicity of those killed walking versus such percentages for the overall city population: Comfortable… Read More ABQ Walking Deaths and Race/Ethnicity

Day 13: detouring bikes the wrong way down a one way street

Update: Can report that as of this afternoon, 5/26/2020, Advantage Barricades has added a temporary protected bike lane down the left side of this bridge to separate bicyclists from oncoming cars. By John Fleck This is the heavily used and normally quite safe bike trail underpass beneath Carlisle NE, at the end of Cutler. On… Read More Day 13: detouring bikes the wrong way down a one way street

A.R.T., Traffic Counts on Lomas, and Why we Need to Embrace “Big Data”

Catching up on our look at how traffic patterns have changed due to Albuquerque Rapid Transit (A.R.T.) construction and its, temporarily, aborted grand opening, we’ve looked at Central Avenue and Lead/Coal/Zuni. The general findings there are that driving is down significantly on Central and up only somewhat on Lead/Coal/Zuni (although if you read the comments… Read More A.R.T., Traffic Counts on Lomas, and Why we Need to Embrace “Big Data”