Remember the 2017 Albuquerque Mayor’s race, the one with all those candidates and the 40, count ’em, 40 public forums? Here’s the BB look somewhere amid all that veritable overflow of democracy four years ago. Uh, that’s not gonna happen four years later. Instead, at least on its Wiki page, the race has four declared… Read More 2021 Mayor’s Race and Active Transportation
They and Rod Stewart say every picture tells….you know the rest. And the screengrab above very much tells a story, one with many twists, turns, and what-have-you’s (to quote the immortal bard) in terms of many things, including current and future non-motorized transportation in the SW Mesa. But like The Dude, I’m struggling to tie… Read More Santolina Picture: Now What’s the Story?
One of Albuquerque’s “Top Ten Most Unwanted” cycling adventures has been captured transformed through a delicious “road buffet” of restriping. Up to now, cycling west of the very nice roundabout at merge of Menaul and Indian School Blvds. to Rio Grande Blvd. has been a harrowing trip of speeding drivers hot-rodding on what amounted to… Read More City Gets Indian School Restriping Right
Few single words raise more ire in our beloved Middle Rio Grande Valley than “Santolina.” For many, particularly down in my neck of the South Valley woods, it’s a curse word, an expletive that locally replaces all seven of the words George Carlin discussed way back when. But let’s talk Santolina. Yeah, I’ll even use… Read More Santolina 1.0 Already Happened: 1999-2018
Last week we mentioned efforts to bring automated speed enforcement to ABQ, but until that happens we’re seeing more and more of these: Speed trailers have popped up all over town, both City and County. Anecdotally, it’s great fun to grab some popcorn and spend an hour near a speed trailer/sign observing driver reaction as… Read More Summer of Speed Trailers
The Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team (BBTUT) spent quite a bit of our weekly Sunday bike ride yesterday moving these freshly placed signs from sidewalks surrounding Expo NM: We knew they were freshly placed because along the way we had the chance to chat with the crew placing them, cheerfully informing them that placing signs… Read More BBTUT Helps Move Traffic Signs Off Sidewalks