Much of the discussion of “Vision Zero” – a transportation safety way of thinking being discussed in Albuquerque and across the United States – has focused on its European origins. Sweden, where Vision Zero began, is most often discussed, as are the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. But that leaves us vulnerable to the “but… Read More Vision Zero: comparing Australia and the United States
The folks working toward a “Vision Zero” transportation safety agenda for Albuquerque are meeting Monday, 4/16/18: Please join us on April 16th, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm to talk about implementing vision zero in Albuquerque as a traffic safety policy that takes an ethical approach toward achieving safety for all road users, setting the… Read More Vision Zero Meeting Monday, April 16, 2018
Albuquerque doesn’t have a Pedestrian Advisory Board (yet) but you’ve got a chance this week to bring up the issue of pedestrian safety, accessibility, and stuff at meetings of the Greater Albuquerque Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting (today) and the Transit Advisory Board (Thursday). The charmingly chairless GABAC will talk Vision Zero, the late, deeply lamented… Read More Bicycle, transit advisory meetings this week
KOB has aired the City of Albuquerque’s explanation for the removal of the flexposts and other effluvia on Fourth Street that, for a bright and shining moment, represented the vanguard of protected bicycle lanes in Albuquerque: They say there are already signs on the light post banning parking in the bike lane there so it… Read More On the redundancy of bike lane protection
It is with great sadness that Better Burque shares the news that Albuquerque’s first fully protected bike lane is no more. Erected with little fanfare or discussion, the lane’s barricades – the one spot in all of Albuquerque where we had an entire glorious block of street set aside emphatically for safe cycling –… Read More In Memoriam: Albuquerque’s Protected Bike Lane
We’re having a moment of sorts as we anguish over the death of a woman last night in Tempe, a pedestrian apparently struck by an autonomous car. But in the midst of a legitimate societal discussion about how to incorporate this new technology into our lives without killing one another, can we spare a bit… Read More Is now a good time to talk about pedestrian safety?
The folks at Urban ABQ have a thoughtful post up this morning on the role of transit in moving Albuquerque’s economy forward, with some well thought out, concrete proposals for next steps: From Houston to Denver to Phoenix to Los Angeles, cities in our region and across the country, cities with fast growing economies, are… Read More Transit and Albuquerque’s economic future