I told my fellow cyclists this morning that I’d like to direct a still photo montage of A.R.T.’s dying construction set to Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind.” In retrospect, that’s perhaps a bit much, although the roadway-related death of Princess Diana, and the 1950s/60s heyday of both Marilyn Monroe and “Route 66” all seem… Read More Elegy For A.R.T. Construction: A Bike Ride 11.12.17
Hi, everybody! I’m the light at the intersection of Coors Blvd. and Las Estancias Dr. in the deep South Valley south of Rio Bravo… How ya doin? You might notice the covers over my lights and signals. They are there, and have been ever since I was born, way back in April of 2014: The… Read More The Personal History, Illustrated, of the Light at Coors and Las Estancias
After hearing from many, the City of Albuquerque has listened and its Department of Municipal Development (DMD) will, by all accounts, restripe the oft-discussed Girard Complete Street Project’s Lomas to Indian School segment in the dimensions outlined below: The reconfiguration above shaves a foot from each driving lane to widen the northbound bike lane to… Read More What’s Planned and What We’ve Learned Concerning Girard Boulevard
Usually we just post this at “our” Facebook page, then drone on and on about the issues included here at BB, but let’s skip a step, and some droning on and on, and simply plop the November agenda for the Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee (GABAC) here: If you’re interested in issues noted above, perhaps… Read More What Ya Doing Next Monday From 4:30 to 6:30 P.M.?
Election results around the country last night illustrate many things, including the possible unintended consequences of using “bogeymen” (the transgender community, immigrants, etc.) to the ultimate detriment of a campaign. Sometimes politicians, in their desperation to seek/keep office, go too far, and a majority of voters respond with the electoral version of what Army counsel… Read More Unintended Consequences Can Be Your Friend: The Rio Grande Blvd. “Road Diet”
I’ll be honest. My first reaction to news that the State of New Mexico is developing a statewide bicycle network plan is that Step One should be: Get New Governor. Then we’ll talk. Still, you have to start somewhere, and those among us who love to do long-distance tours will be particularly interested. So, let’s… Read More Visually Touring the New NM Statewide Bicycle Network Plan