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
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