In addition to the unfinished A.R.T. stop near San Pedro, noted in our last post, the City has set up other dangers along Central Ave. for walkers/rollers because it is too scared to slow down drivers by finishing the job. Example, Central at Buena Vista.
As countless UNM students have known for years, the best non-motorized way to reach campus from Central Ave. and points south is through a notch at Buena Vista. It’s so popular that, with a bit of advocacy, the notch was formalized as part of the median work for A.R.T. So what’s with this new “No Pedestrians/Use Crosswalk” sign?
We’ve spent good money on the notch. We’ve put up a bollard to prevent drivers from using it as a left/u-turn spot. Hell, the crossing is so popular that UNM has two paved routes leading from it to Redondo Drive:
As chalked up in the Google image above, it’s a bit over 500 feet from the notch to the nearest eastern crosswalk at Yale…
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