Reader Dan Majewski rode this weekend by BB’s oft-portrayed lo-fi diverter at El Vado (Central & New York) and found this: Yes that’s right, the planter previously pulverized has exited, leaving drivers free to motor where no motorized traffic is supposed to go, and free to store their car freely along the neighboring residences before… Read More Drivers 1 (Again), Active Transport 0: El Vado “Diverter” Disappears
After seeing John’s BB post yesterday, I checked out Streetview to get some historical perspective and views of other pedestrian crossings at Coors & Paseo del Norte. The intersection’s northwest quadrant caught my eye. Yup, same lousy “ADA” crossing with small concrete box with curbs on three sides plopped amid sand as shown here in… Read More Another look, another Coors @ Paseo crosswalk flub
Had the chance to Zoom by yesterday’s monthly meeting of the Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee (GABAC). Amid all the horribleness of the pandemic, one thing I will miss is the Zoom public meeting: so easy, so accessible, and so exquisitely designed for the introverted (muted, camera most definitely off). Maybe we could just lose… Read More How do we address transportation dangers on East Central?
We at Better Burque have long followed the saga of the ceramic planters of various size, weight, and number which have been placed in the middle/sides of the gap between parking at El Vado and what is supposed to be bike/walk-only access to/from New York Ave., just south of Central Ave. What has been a… Read More Latest in Case of Mysterious El Vado Planter(s): The Smashing
The way I see it, our State, with help of City and County, owe us folks down here in the Southwest Mesa/South Valley four walk/bike bridges over Coors Blvd. (NM-45; it’s a State road). Why, you ask? Well, I got to thinking this morning after reading this interesting story out of Santa Fe. Seems the… Read More State of NM: You Owe Us Four Walk/Bike Bridges
You may not be excited to learn that NMDOT has released its draft Pedestrian Safety Plan. This possible lack of excitement is quite understandable, even if you actually do care about walking safety, perhaps to the point of reading this blog. Given the opportunity to read a “State plan,” one almost immediately considers a nap,… Read More Your Chance to Comment on State’s New Walking Safety Plan