20 mph Resolution Moves on; Mayor Keller Signals Possible Adoption of Vision Zero

Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton’s proposed “Downtown Safe Zone” (20 mph) passed its first hurdle by vote of 5-0 at last night’s meeting of Council Land Use, Planning and Zoning (LUPZ) Committee. The resolution now moves to the full Council. No one spoke against the resolution in the brief period it was discussed prior to… Read More 20 mph Resolution Moves on; Mayor Keller Signals Possible Adoption of Vision Zero

Status of El Pueblo Train Track Crash Stories and Next Steps

Just a brief update on progress in our work to compile personal stories from the many, many cyclists who have crashed trying to cross the poorly angled train tracks on El Pueblo NE just south of Paseo del Norte: Several have already reported such incidents (thanks!). Better Burque and members of the Greater Albuquerque Bicycling… Read More Status of El Pueblo Train Track Crash Stories and Next Steps

Required Reading on Central Ave. and San Mateo Blvd.

Never a lover of trite expressions, “let’s not reinvent the wheel” has to be one of my least loved cliches, particularly in terms of researching the dangers of trying to walk our roadways. Still, the expression comes to mind when it comes to reporting on and making recommendations to fix Albuquerque’s #1 problem intersection: Central… Read More Required Reading on Central Ave. and San Mateo Blvd.

Wanted: Info on That Time You Crashed at the El Pueblo Train Tracks

  The Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee (GABAC) is one of those City boards/commissions, hearing, in our case, about and discussing cycling problems and solutions. Your humble blog poster currently sits, as it were, on the Committee. The Committee meets once a month, and at each and every one of our last, approximately, ∞ meetings the… Read More Wanted: Info on That Time You Crashed at the El Pueblo Train Tracks

20 is Proposed as Plenty Downtown with Vision Zero as Rationale

Albuquerque City Council’s Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee (LUPZ) will begin the City’s formal consideration of Councilor Benton’s proposed “Downtown Safe Zone” resolution this Wednesday in a meeting at 5:00 p.m. The resolution calls for “replacement of existing speed limit signs, installation of new speed limit signs, and adjustment of traffic signal timing” toward achievement… Read More 20 is Proposed as Plenty Downtown with Vision Zero as Rationale

NM Walking Deaths Soared, Again, in January

Latest unofficial statistics from UNM’s Traffic Research Unit indicate the following happened on New Mexico roads last month: The thirteen deaths of those trying to walk our roadways last month shatters more records, continuing a violent trend unmatched in recorded NM transportation history. Those 13 deaths out of 34 traffic fatalities overall is a staggering 38.2%,… Read More NM Walking Deaths Soared, Again, in January