I know we in the Land of Enchantment are all very tired of hearing about how Colorado does everything better than New Mexico. Sick of it. Personally, I’m also sick of those folks who claim pretty much everything that makes Colorado better is due to the state’s legalization of marijuana. But that’s a topic better… Read More Colorado Continues to Make New Mexico Sick
Hopefully you’re less busy that me, and can attend one of the two ABQ Ride public meetings today outlining proposed service changes, including establishment of a downtown “free zone.” Specifically, I’m interested in details on this: “…add a fare-free zone for all routes inbound ending at the Alvarado Transportation Center.” Having worked in downtown Seattle… Read More ABQ Ride Public Meetings Today on Changed/Expanded Service
by Scot Given my druthers, I’ll always take the bike ride that serves some sort of travel function over a mere “recreational ride.” It’s just a personal thing. There’s nothing wrong with riding a bike to ride a bike, it’s just that I far prefer riding to work, riding to the next town in a… Read More A Good Reason to Bike: Head to Tonight’s GABAC Meeting
Mayor Berry and ABQ Ride had a show-and-tell of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) electric bus earlier this week. Here’s a look from the CABQ webpage about it: Included in the unveiling was a hands-on demonstration of how cyclists can store bikes on the bus, and here’s a photo from area resident Dan Majewski showing… Read More A Look at ART’s On-Board Bike Rack
As you probably know, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has led an effort to establish a formal 50-mile activity loop around town that looks like this: Maybe you’ve seen one or more of the Loop signs depicted in the middle of the map above. Yes, you may have been on the 50-mile activity loop and not… Read More Building a Better 50-Mile Loop: Pat Hurley Park
Almost all positive reviews of bicycle infrastructure follow the tired and overly true model of “I love this new bike (X), now here is what’s wrong with it.” I will try to avoid use of this model is reacting to the work done so far on the long-awaited (first public meeting in 2012) Girard Boulevard… Read More Lovin’ That Girard “Complete Street” (Mostly)
Have had a few folks back here at home ask me what I did regarding the bicycle I bought in Lisbon and featured in roughly 2/3rds of the photos I shared here at Better Burque. A pretty bike, no? “Frankie Mitts” posing along with Gilles, who runs a fabulous country guest house outside Tarnos, France.… Read More Bike Tour: What About the Bike?