Update: Can report that as of this afternoon, 5/26/2020, Advantage Barricades has added a temporary protected bike lane down the left side of this bridge to separate bicyclists from oncoming cars. By John Fleck This is the heavily used and normally quite safe bike trail underpass beneath Carlisle NE, at the end of Cutler. On… Read More Day 13: detouring bikes the wrong way down a one way street
By John Fleck For some time, Google Maps has offered a mystery – out in the West Mesa sand flats of Petroglyph National Monument, the Mystique Food Truck: This is an unlikely place for a food truck. For one thing, it would be hard to get a food truck there. In addition, it would be… Read More In search of the Mystique Food Truck
By John Fleck The Better Burque Commission on Public Art (BBCOPA) needs your help. We hope to map the location of The Birds, as seen above. We have found four, including the one above, seen in January on the side of an old industrial building along the railroad tracks near the intersection of Haines and… Read More In search of The Birds
By John Fleck Six days ago a member of the Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team filed a report with the City of Albuquerque regarding signage failure through a construction zone on Atrisco NE. The construction, as the above BBTUT photo illustrates, collapses the northbound care lane into the normally luxuriously safe bike lane. This turns… Read More Albuquerque road sign failures endanger non-motorized people. Again.
By John Fleck The Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team (BBTUT) needs your help. The traffic sign above seems to be telling the driver of the big bus on the left, “At some point in the near future, you’re going to have to slide over into this bicycle lane.” It seems to be telling the bicyclist… Read More Albuquerque traffic engineering to cyclists: “@#$%&!”
Five years ago, the city of Albuquerque retreated from one of its great urbanism experiments by closing the Fourth Street pedestrian mall, returning this quiet little street south of city hall to cars. It was frankly, as news reports at the time acknowledged, a clumsy policy response to the fact that the two block pedestrian… Read More On Albuquerque’s Fourth Street, a fake homeless camp