I’ve been feeling bad about the whole Girard bicycle lane debacle, like it’s somehow my fault, or at the very least that I don’t have much standing to complain about the results. (Because we at Better Burque can’t help ourselves, let us remind you of the results.) Here’s the root of my guilt. I’m a… Read More “Stealth Democracy*” and the Girard bicycle lane
I’ve been telling this joke lately about my policy proposal to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety in Albuquerque. The joke is this: I believe construction on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project – A.R.T. – should be continued indefinitely. I don’t think it should ever end. Did I mention that this is a joke. And yet….… Read More Someday A.R.T. construction’s gonna end
My sister, Lisa, and I were puzzling a question Saturday – why isn’t there an Albuquerque “Summerfest” event on East Central? We were eating our usual Saturday breakfast at Kap’s Diner, at the corner of Alvarado and Central a couple of blocks east of San Mateo. To the west is the Tewa Lodge, one of the… Read More What are Albuquerque’s public spaces for, and for whom?
One of the great joys of bicycling socially is route sharing. Albuquerque is a great bicycling city. We’ve got a nice network of trails that are completely separated from streets, including one along the Rio Grande that runs the whole length of the metro area. We’re seeing more and more facilities on the streets as… Read More “I just found this route a couple weeks ago….”
Better Burque proprietor Scot and I, on a leisurely Sunday bike ride, ended up this morning at a forlorn dead end street on the fringe of Mesa del Sol, the ambitious mixed use development on Albuquerque’s south side. Like much about this project, Stryker Road SE begins with enthusiasm (“I’m a street to somewhere!”) and ends… Read More Mesa del Sol and Albuquerque’s road to nowhere