Last night’s meeting of the Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee featured an alluring enticement to help spend some federal funds matched by a bit of CABQ money. In short (because the long version would either put you to sleep or make you head hurt, or both) “we” have right at a million bucks ready(ish) to… Read More If You Had a Million Dollars What Cycling Gaps Would You Fix? Part I
A Sunday country bike ride this morning by the Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team (BBTUT) had us again head south to catch up on how things are progressing with the multi-million dollar Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge road/trail improvements done in coordination between Feds and BernCo. Here’s how it looks as of earlier today.… Read More Work Continues on Valle de Oro NWR Road/Trail Improvements
Above is a page from the 1950 “Traffic Survey” edition of Albuquerque Progress, a long-running publication of Albuquerque National Bank from 1934-1965. The magazine served to promote the city and provide open discussion of what could make it better. Sorta like Better Burque but with far more money. Each issue of Albuquerque Progress was devoted… Read More Fixing to Fix Central/Girard/Monte Vista Back in 1950
Want to see an amazing thing? Something utterly mind-blowing and absolutely life-altering? See it? See? No, it’s not the tiny ponderosa pine just west of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe (although it is a cute little thing). And it’s not the Bike Route sign (see title of blogpost). No, it’s the two words, eight simple… Read More Sign, Sign, Everywhere and Nowhere a Sign
FA0028950 EMAIL xxxxxxx BLEA-TORRES BY xxxxxx SISON was all they wrote (BB took some of the names out to help avoid others bothering folks with said names). And thus either World War III began or somebody put some roach motels around the tortilla maker. Or both. Not having an enigma machine handy, BB does not… Read More Today in 311/SeeClickKafka: Where’s that Enigma Machine?
In records going back to 1995, New Mexico had not experienced two consecutive months of double-digit pedestrian fatalities in the state. Until now. The records also show that months with the deaths of 10 or more walking our state’s roadways has historically been very rare, but increasingly common. Year Fatalities Months 10 or more 1995… Read More Deaths of Those Walking NM Roadways Reaches Yet Another Gruesome Record
Although it’s only a mile from my house as the crow flies, I made a very, very rare cycling excursion to the intersection of Coors Blvd. and Rio Bravo/Dennis Chavez Blvds. yesterday. If you’ve ever driven, biked, walked this intersection, you already know why I almost never go there, using any form of transport. If… Read More Our Dangerous Roadways: Coors & Rio Bravo/Dennis Chavez