You might have seen news that Albuquerque’s bike share effort is expanding from 75 bikes/15 stations to 250 and 50 respectively. The expanded service, part of a new bike share model from MRCOG-approved vendors Zagster called “Pace,” also offers a “dockless” option to return bikes to public bike racks around town. While riding all those… Read More Desperately Wish You Could Vote Today? Now You Can!
November roadway fatality figures from the Traffic Research Unit (TRU) at the University of New Mexico are out (thanks for the quick report this month, TRU!), and while the rate of pedestrian deaths has fortunately slowed from October, and will likely not reach 2016’s recent year record of 77, the percentage of such deaths relative… Read More NM November Pedestrian Fatalities and Note on “Pedalcyclist” Deaths 2017
When you’re riding a bike on Edith Blvd. waiting for the light to change at MLK, you get a *long, long, long time to take in the view. Especially when there are no cars around. You have time to notice things, such as how worn and faded the “kermit” has gotten in the little green… Read More Having Time to Think About “The White Album” and Much Else at Edith and MLK
Concerning the photograph above, please answer the following to possibly win absolutely zero prizes whatsoever: Where is this? How many vehicles a day, on average, ignore the “Do Not Enter” sign and drive the wrong way here? A good caption for this photo would be: ____________________________________ Bonus Question: Do you think the driver with the… Read More BB’s Ridiculously Easy Photo Mystery/Caption Contest #1
It’s a good sign when a community is well on its way to creating a contiguous set of bike boulevards so long the whole route shows up really, really small when illustrated. Albuquerque is getting darn close to being such a community: Big apologies for the lack of graphics skill, but I’ve taken the 2017… Read More Connecting the Bike Boulevard Dots to “Valhalla”
How would you like to do your part to make Burque Better, while also helping BB readers avoid seeing woeful videos such as that still-framed above? Scot could lie and tell you he shot the video stilled above intentionally, desiring to show interested readers the new San Pedro median cycle track “up-close and personal,” but… Read More Stop Bad Video: Call For BB Contributors
Any mention of “the need for education” on any topic almost always results in a solid collective groan of weary disapproval from just about everybody. I’ve worked in K-12 education for more than two decades. I know. So get your groan on this morning, as I mention the need for education when it comes to… Read More Educating Roadway Users: A.R.T. and Everywhere Else