I’m firmly convinced that the biggest difference between major cities and second/third-tier towns that never quite made it was/has been/is the existence, or lack thereof, of underregulated avarice, leading a few among us to become billionaires. While thousands, if not millions of workers, were trod (and sometimes literally shot) upon in the processing of creating… Read More What This Town Wouldn’t Give For a Few Robber Barons
There is a saying that is, like most sayings, true most, but irritatingly not all, of the time. This one goes: “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.” This saying is usually uttered in colder/wetter outdoors situations (hiking, biking, skiing, sitting in the outside bar at Marble Brewery) by those with better clothing than… Read More The Cat Days of Winter: That Anti-Frank Sinatra Wind
By Burque McBikeface It’s official: Alvarado Drive NE, between Constitution and Copper, is the most bike- friendly street in the city! Have you been on it recently? There’s a bike-related sign every few feet: Bike Route Bike Boulevard 18 MPH Bike Boulevard Bike Boulevard Wayfinding Bikes May Use Full Lane (my favorite sign) 50-Mile Loop 50-Mile… Read More Third Time’s the Charm: The Legend of Alvarado Dr. NE
By Scot In case you missed it yesterday, John posted a few words and some fabulous photos reviewing our adventurous traverse of Albuquerque’s “Southeast Passage,” i.e., the South Diversion Channel from Rio Bravo north and northeast under I-25 and Gibson Blvd., across Cesar Chavez Blvd., and, ultimately, to the “headwaters” of the SDC at the south… Read More Further Reflections on the “Inevitable” South Diversion Channel Extension
Bud Light. It’s uncanny, so to speak. Middle of Commercial St. S.E. just west of Broadway/NM-47.
An interesting KRQE story by Chris McKee on Kirtland AFB’s idea to use some of its unused land to provide a “Gibson Flyover,” changing the route of Gibson Blvd. at Louisiana northeast to Eubank in a route haphazardly shown in red below: No, if built, the road will probably not be quite this meandering (blog poster… Read More A Closer Look at the Latest, of Many, Plans for Gibson Boulevard
With actual precipitation falling this morning from the sky in a part of the water cycle we in New Mexico had almost forgotten, it gives us a chance to, once again, point out how lousy the NM Roads website is: Me and my weather/traffic nerd friends aren’t claiming that this pathetic excuse for a weather/traffic… Read More Yeah! Precipitation! Boo! NMRoads.com!