I don’t know how many walking/cycling/rolling folks will see this sign in years to come:
And it is only a sign, not a curb-separated two-way cycle track running along Menaul Blvd. or anything truly grand. Still, this sign informing users of how to get, in steps, to/from the ever-popular Bosque Path to/from East San Jose/South Broadway/Barelas is important.
Historically, CABQ and BernCo have done a very lousy job of informing new users of such infrastructure how to get from one “facility” (safe[r] route to walk/bike/roll) to another. They’ve also done a lousy job of connecting these facilities altogether. This sign and project helps correct decades of lousy.
I have an idea of who had made sure this sign became reality (and the one below), and while it’s a relatively small thing, I’m hugely thankful to that person/agency for doing so. It’s a happy sign, as is this one at 2nd Street and eastern terminus of that little spur from the Bosque Path:
What makes me most joyful about these signs is the day, perhaps not that distant, where a family riding slowly down the Bosque Path sees this strange little path off to the side of the main path, notices a sign indicating “Williams St. Connector” (Note: There is no such sign at present. We gotta get a sign on the Bosque Path at this spur!) and follows it on toward their home in East San Jose/South Broadway/Barelas/etc., having never previously known one could safely travel so directly to their home.
That will be a very good, happy day.
Happy Monday, everyone.