On its morning ride yesterday, the Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team’s UNM Neighborhood Squad noted this, at the corner of Monroe and Central: That blocked sidewalk doesn’t seem to meet MUTCD! See. Click. Fixed! Big thanks to the City of Albuquerque staff (and contractors?) who responded so quickly to make this sidewalk accessible anew.
One of the key tools for approaching “vision zero” – reducing transportation fatalities to zero – is the separation of vulnerable transportation system users from big wheeled machines that can cause their death. This is using engineering – in this case transportation system design – to add layers of safety, rather than depending solely on… Read More What is the opposite of “Vision Zero”? “Vision Infinity”?
Albuquerque is not alone in its long, painful wait for federal transit dollars, according to Streetsblog’s Angie Schmitt: The Trump administration has slowed the release of federal transit grants to such a crawl that expansion projects in the works for years are now in jeopardy. Under U.S. DOT Commissioner Elaine Chao, the Federal Transit Administration… Read More A.R.T. funding: It’s not just Albuquerque
For bicyclists traveling in a conventional bike lane … the approach to an intersection with vehicular turn lanes can present a significant challenge. For this reason it is vital that bicyclists are provided with an opportunity to correctly position themselves to avoid conflicts with turning vehicles. – National Association of City Transportation Officials The Better Burque… Read More “Bike lane meets MUTCD standards”
The Greater Albuquerque Bicycle Advisory Committee will convene this afternoon (Monday 6/11/18) to talk about all the things, including: a debriefing on the fabulously successful Bike to Word Day (by “fabulously successful” I mean I got free fruit, hope to learn how much free fruit was distributed and other things) a discussion of what is… Read More Bicycle Advisory Committee today
There was so much to love about yesterday’s Albuquerque Pride Parade, turning Central from Girard to San Pedro for a morning into a festive reminder of love and diversity and wonderful rainbow-colored stuff. Lots of rainbow-colored stuff. It was wonderful to see the opportunity clearing out the cars for a morning presents. And the A.R.T.… Read More #ABQPride and repurposing our streets