As Jessica Dyer noted in the Albuquerque Journal Wednesday, Albuquerque Rapid Transit buses are set to start training runs on the Central Avenue corridor. The snazzy new diesels from New Flyer replace electric buses that, long story short, didn’t work: [T]he city late last year ordered 20 diesel buses from a separate vendor, New Flyer… Read More A.R.T. sighting in the wild
We commend city of Albuquerque spokesman Johnny Chandler for his frankness speaking with KUNM’s Bryce Dix about why the city isn’t writing a whole lot of parking tickets for cars blocking bike lanes: “With only five parking enforcement officers, we don’t have the ability to patrol the entire city and to enforce parking around the… Read More Albuquerque: prioritizing commerce over safety
In the absence of the requisite buses, BetterBurque endorses this alternate use of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit lanes.
The absurdity of the “school crossing guard” is a striking admission. We’ve built transportation systems that are unsafe for routine non-motorized use. But we’ve decided that one particular group of non-motorized users – our children – are worthy of special protection from this hazard we routinely accept, during a few narrow windows of time in… Read More The absurdity of the “school crossing guard”
Tuesday morning, I was riding my bicycle up Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., past Broadway toward the University of New Mexico, in the bicycle lane, when I felt the whoosh of a bus pass me. Its side mirror nearly bonked me, and looking down I could see its wheels well over in the bike lane.… Read More SeeClickKafka – that time I tried to report almost being hit by a bus, a saga in N acts