ABQ Roadway Advocacy 101: The Story of Marna Wenderott

By Scot

I’m going through one of my ultra-busy periods outside Better Burque, leaving pretty much zero time for blogging. Fortunately, Joline Gutierrez Krueger has this tremendous column/story this morning at the ABQ Journal to more than take up for any BB slack.

The story of Marna Wenderott’s involvement with a crash at the dangerous intersection of Rio Grande NW and Rose NW, and how Ms. Wenderott then engaged the City to ultimately improve the intersection is a perfect illustration of a great many things, including the power of citizen action leading to roadway infrastructure change.

The column/story not only tells Wenderott’s story and the positive aftermath, it also has useful Google satellite photos of the intersection and data Wenderott used to make her case:

She learned that 37 crashes had been reported at Rio Grande and Rose NW, 12 of those resulting in bodily injuries, from 2006 to 2013, according to the Mid-Region Council of Governments.

The piece is a great job by Gutierrez Krueger recounting the even greater job by Ms. Wenderott. Read it, and make your Monday a bit brighter, regardless of how busy you might be.

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