Vanishing or Vanished America: South Valley Drive-In Movies

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

I Got Them Unincorporated Meets Incorporation Road Engineering Blues

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

Example of Potentially Successful Bicycle Advocacy: A 2013 Look at Indian School NE

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