Monthly Meeting of “The Bicycle Committee” Today

It’s Monday the 13th. The first day of school for many around the area; the first day of just another work week for most. And it’s also time for the monthly meeting of the unfortunately named “Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee,” or “GABAC.” Neither acronym nor entire title of the body is particularly appealing. One… Read More Monthly Meeting of “The Bicycle Committee” Today

The Strange Case of “Pedestrian Error” at Columbia SE and Santa Clara

Conducting some further research on Yale Boulevard, site of Monday’s hit-and-run crash that has left cyclist Ronald Brinkey on life-support, I was directed to recently conducted traffic/crime studies of Yale and surrounding streets for the active, very active, Victory Hills Neighborhood Association. Those studies make very interesting reading and are an important part of ongoing… Read More The Strange Case of “Pedestrian Error” at Columbia SE and Santa Clara

$5,500 Offered to Help Apprehend Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck Cyclist

As you probably read elsewhere, Crimestoppers is offering (thanks in large part to an anonymous business donation) $5,500 to anyone with information on the driver who struck and critically injured a cyclist on Yale Blvd. north of Gibson Blvd. Monday. We mention it here at Better Burque as well because: We’re mad as hell about… Read More $5,500 Offered to Help Apprehend Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck Cyclist

BernCo’s Remarkable Summer of Roadway Death Rolls On

The July 2018 monthly traffic fatality reportĀ is out from the Traffic Research Unit, and Bernalillo County roadway deaths have truly spiked in the past two months. Overall, statewide roadway fatalities in July totaled 38, bringing the 2018 total to 210, precisely what they were last year at this juncture. Relatively speaking, those are the, unfortunately,… Read More BernCo’s Remarkable Summer of Roadway Death Rolls On

City Council Update: Downtown Walkability Resolution Passes

Earlier today we mentioned tonight’s City Council meeting would include discussion/vote on changes in how urban planner Jeff Speck’s “Downtown Walkability Analysis” for Burque would be implemented by the City and Council. That resolution, sponsored by Councilor Isaac Benton just passed unanimously. Prior to the final vote, a new amendment was introduced on the Council… Read More City Council Update: Downtown Walkability Resolution Passes