Photo: John Fleck
Yes, those are mini-curbs and flexposts on 4th Street separating drivers from cyclists, and, hopefully, drivers from parking in the bike lane. I might be wrong, but I believe this is the very first instance of mid-block physical separation between driving and bike lane in all of Albuquerque.
Sure, we cyclists already have a list of 100 other places around town where these can go next, but let’s just sit, stare and drool at this photo for a while.
I plan to do exactly that all weekend, aside from the time I’m riding up and down, and up, and down, and up, and down, this stretch tomorrow morning. Meet me at 8:30 and we’ll call it a church service at the Blessed Site of the Holy Safety Improvement (BSHSI).
Thanks to anyone who had anything to do with this improvement, from policy makers, to engineers, to the folks who literally installed it.
P.S.: I’d earlier mentioned that I thought this was directly adjacent to the Hyatt Regency, but a reader appears right (and I was wrong). Instead this is 4th and Copper, not Tijeras. Ergo, the “church service” at 8:30 is henceforth moved one block south.