What ABQ Complete Streets & Vision Zero Really Need and Currently Lack

Note: The following “Guest Column” appeared in slightly different form in the Op/Ed section of Sunday’s Albuquerque Journal. —————– In 2017, an elderly woman assisted by a metal walker tries to cross Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. at Oak Street but is unable to walk fast enough before the light changes. She is run over… Read More What ABQ Complete Streets & Vision Zero Really Need and Currently Lack

Record High NM Pedestrian Deaths Now Just the “New Normal”

With somber regularity, the number of those killed trying to walk anywhere near New Mexico roads continues to rise. UNM’s Geospatial and Population Studies Traffic Research Unit released its New Mexico Monthly Traffic Fatality Report for June 2019, and we’re on an rate of death that would eclipse last year’s record of 82. Looking back… Read More Record High NM Pedestrian Deaths Now Just the “New Normal”

Bad Striping Job Leaves Comanche NE Dangerous and SEBLed

Good story from KRQE’s Marissa Lucero on the treacherously dangerous restriping on Comanche NE, here shown with fascinatingly hovering silhouetted cyclist approaching San Pedro eastbound: In addition to pointing out the just plain inaccurate striping done on driving/left-turn lanes along the stretch, the piece also interviews cyclists (that doesn’t always happen) and gets into the… Read More Bad Striping Job Leaves Comanche NE Dangerous and SEBLed

Federal “Complete Streets Act of 2019” Proposed

While Albuquerque City Council prepares to discuss an update to the City’s Complete Streets Ordinance, and amid all the insanity and horror of a reality show presidency, U.S. Senator Ed Markey (MA) and Representative Steve Cohen (TN) yesterday introduced the “Complete Streets Act of 2019” as a federal attempt to do the following: States would be… Read More Federal “Complete Streets Act of 2019” Proposed

Today’s Three Minutes of Your Life You’ll Never Get Back

I think the statute of limitations for bad narrating has now expired. Your humble blogger participated in the following series of 60-second videos entitled “Walking in ABQ” back in April. I have now finally been able to stomach watching them, and as the joke goes: “We’ve suffered for our art, now it’s your turn.” Huge… Read More Today’s Three Minutes of Your Life You’ll Never Get Back

How/Why That HAWK Signal is Being Installed at Central Ave. and Texas St.

Yesterday it was a contest, but, more importantly, pretty soon it will be in place. Having recently heard some information about installation of a HAWK signal at Central Avenue and Texas Street, BB held a “guess the location” game yesterday. Big thanks to those who participated here and via FB/Twitter, and congrats on the “winners”… Read More How/Why That HAWK Signal is Being Installed at Central Ave. and Texas St.