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
We here at Better Burque (well, at least some of us) were happy to see the City of Albuquerque’s attempt to catalog the safety of our community’s school-related pedestrian crossings. But there’s a sad underlying reality to the need for this – a tacit acceptance of the reality that some substantial fraction of the drivers… Read More School crosswalk safety in Albuquerque
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.