The City’s unfinished A.R.T. bus stop instrumental in a 2020 death is finally being completed. BB readers may remember our recent piece on the death of Mark Rivera, killed as he attempted to cross Central Avenue in December 2020. In that incidence, Mr. Rivera was crossing through the unfinished Albuquerque Rapid Transit stop west of… Read More City Finally Finishing A.R.T. Stop that Helped Kill a Man
The BB Sunday Bike Ride (expensive branding campaign pending) this morning took in both the delightful blustery weather and an assortment of roadway infrastructure improvements. It’s like the City’s Road Striping Machine showed up just the other day and caught up on a bunch of things. To wit: Two or three blustery Autumns ago, the… Read More 2021’s Autumnal Cornucopia of Roadwork
City/County/State persistent non-compliance with MUTCD regulations in placing road signs on bike lanes bugs (and endangers) me, but what really irritates is the sheer laziness and stupidity involved. Just put the sign in the raised median. If you think the corners of the diamond shape stick out too far, just use a MUTCD-compliant rectangular one.… Read More Non-compliant road signs in bike lanes, Chapter Infinity
Originally posted on Better Burque:
As countless UNM students have known for years, the best non-motorized way to reach campus from Central Ave. and points south is through a notch at Buena Vista. It’s so popular that, with a bit of advocacy, the notch was formalized as part of the median work for A.R.T. So…
Having examined many pedestrian fatality police crash and investigation reports in the past few years, one extremely common thread is the strong tendency to blame the victim, regardless of other facts. Phrases such as “the victim was wearing dark clothing,” “had drug paraphernalia in a backpack,” and “was not crossing in a designated crosswalk” are… Read More Unfinished Albuquerque Rapid Transit Stop Contributes to Death on East Central
The Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team Sunday Bike Ride (BBTUTSBR)™ took us this morning to Inspiration Peak/Apex™, the latest Pulte Homes subdivision between the sports fields at Community Stadium and Petroglyph National Monument. In other words, way the fuck. Among many interesting aspects of this new construction, there’s realization of just how close pavement is… Read More Eight Bedrooms and 4-Car Garage at Edge of Civilization: Perfect!