Catching up on our look at how traffic patterns have changed due to Albuquerque Rapid Transit (A.R.T.) construction and its, temporarily, aborted grand opening, we’ve looked at Central Avenue and Lead/Coal/Zuni. The general findings there are that driving is down significantly on Central and up only somewhat on Lead/Coal/Zuni (although if you read the comments… Read More A.R.T., Traffic Counts on Lomas, and Why we Need to Embrace “Big Data”
What legal penalty should be paid by drivers who “gun” their vehicle speeding to beat a red light and end up killing somebody? As explained below, in New Mexico you might be charged/convicted of “Careless Driving,” a misdemeanor including up to a possible 90 days in jail. And that 90 days may end up being… Read More “Careless Driving” and the Killing of Chris Gallegos
Fearing pretty close to the worst, I was unfortunately not surprised riding yesterday on Atrisco NW from Central Ave. to its ongoing water/road project: As readers know, the BB tendency has been to move such out-of-compliance signs and take “Before” and “After” photos. But as you see here from yesterday, that’s obviously not leading to… Read More Is Litigation the Only Way to Stop the City From Doing This?
“Detective, I have to warn you before you go in. This looks like a bake gone horribly wrong.” “Those brioche. They are so innocent. Like a irritatingly perky school girl: sweet, light, full of smiles. They don’t deserve to be tortured this way.” Lead investigator Pierre Culinaire looked over the top of his glasses at… Read More Breadder Burque Ch. XI: Culinary Detective Coquere & Case of the Dead Fungi
Update: I wrote the rant below before coming to understand Governor Lujan Grisham actually excludes “exercising” from the list of activities requiring face protection. I leave the following unchanged after learning this, as excluding exercising is a really stupid fucking idea, particularly when most “exercising” in the Bosque Path mentions below were those walking no… Read More To Tell/Not to Tell & Rio Grande Blvd. Update
Editor’s Note: We’ve had backlash, and “bikelash,” now it’s “bakelash.” So much lashing; think I’ll go listen to the Pogues now. The Paris Review piece called Fuck the Bread, The Bread is Over. made multi appearances on my Facebook page, posted twice in my grad school MFA in Creative Nonfiction group, so I assumed it… Read More Breadder Burque Ch. X: They Will Love it Anyway
The widely noted reduction in driving due to the COVID crisis might have contributed to a slight drop in New Mexico traffic fatalities last month: But the number of those killed trying to walk our roadways continues to climb: 38 deaths through April 2020 puts us on a pace for 114 pedestrian fatalities this year,… Read More Fewer NM Drivers in April, yet Even Higher Record Levels of Walking Deaths