One of my favorite bits of Albuquerqiana… Arenal Road just west of Isleta Boulevard, New Year’s Day, 2018 Excerpt from 1960 USGS Albuquerque map Sunset wasn’t the only drive-in, of course. Same 1960 map, with drive-in along Broadway/NM-47 just east of the train tracks. But that one is gone by 1990, while… Read More Vanishing or Vanished America: South Valley Drive-In Movies
Yes, at present Albuquerque Rapid Transit is nothing more than a very large metaphorical cat litter box. It stinks, and we’re all looking at each other to change it, many of us saying we didn’t want cats to begin with. There is much smell, and much shaming and blaming. Particularly of those who moved out… Read More Now is the Winter of A.R.T. Discontent
This past Sunday John and I rode out to Arenal Road Southwest, site of an upcoming City of Albuquerque road project. For those who don’t make it out there much, here’s Arenal Road (look for the red) in context: Yeah, we’re talking way down South to most Burqueans’ way of thinking. Arenal Rd. is in… Read More I Got Them Unincorporated Meets Incorporation Road Engineering Blues
Heading Westbound on Arenal Road S.W., Between Coors and Unser Boulevards, 1.7.18. Look for more about this suddenly terminating bike lane in the next post here at Better Burque. And yeah, those massive roadway cracks you see above will be discussed, as well.
Editor’s Note: Dan Majewski, Albuquerque urban planner, multi-modal advocate, and current member of the Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee, wrote the essay below for Urban ABQ back in 2013. It is a piece always worth “reprinting,” but the recent reallocation of capital funds to do, perhaps, something quite like Dan’s proposal below is a good,… Read More Example of Potentially Successful Bicycle Advocacy: A 2013 Look at Indian School NE
With its lack of I-25 access (as shown above), Odelia/Indian School’s overpass crossing of the Interstate already makes this route a favorite of cyclists. Now it looks like we’re a step closer to making Odelia/Indian School NE even safer by addressing its speedway engineering. In what was a very short City Council meeting Wednesday, Councilor… Read More Making Odelia/Indian School Safer
To finish up our look at the 50-Mile Activity Loop, after having ridden it on New Year’s Day and having posted about it here and here, let’s toss around a few tentative ideas that address an overarching Loop question: Is this anything close to the best possible 50-mile Loop in/around Albuquerque? Our rules are pretty… Read More Re-Routing the 50-Mile Activity Loop