Everything We Knew is Now Wrong: Looking Back/Forward at the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Long, long ago in a truly different era, around 30 of us sat in a room at the Mesa Verde Community Center discussing the area’s draft 2040 Long Range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). That was January 30, 2020. So very long ago. I recall repeatedly thinking during the session: “This draft is largely worthless, because… Read More Everything We Knew is Now Wrong: Looking Back/Forward at the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

“Tree Holes” Fixed, to a Point, Along Union Square Downtown

Need some good news this morning, Burque? BB regulars and others obsessed with reading ABQ 311/SeeClickFix (SCF) reports might remember the saga of the ADA-violating “tree holes,” for lack of a better word along/outside the BernCo-owned Union Square building Downtown: These unsafe and a bad idea all-around tree holes were evidently installed as part of… Read More “Tree Holes” Fixed, to a Point, Along Union Square Downtown

Breadder Burque Chapter III: Catching All this Damn Rye Bread

by Emily Esterson The idea for today’s blog post has been poking around in my head for a few days now, and it’s turned out different from what I originally thought I would write about—that one was going to be called “The Trouble with Tribbles” or, alternately, “Don’t be a Slave to Your Levain.” But… Read More Breadder Burque Chapter III: Catching All this Damn Rye Bread

Ask Your Political Representatives to Take the “Walking Tour Challenge”

Ending a week in which someone was killed trying to cross an Albuquerque intersection while properly using the crosswalk, someone asked me yesterday if I had any ideas on how to educate those who usually don’t try to walk our roadways on just how dangerous it is. Here’s my idea. Let’s say we have a… Read More Ask Your Political Representatives to Take the “Walking Tour Challenge”

APD Underreports Speed as Factor in Pedestrian Fatality Crashes

“You can’t tackle our rising epidemic of roadway deaths without tackling speeding.” – Robert L. Sumwalt, Chairman, United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Everyone agrees with Chairman Sumwalt; however, the central importance of speed in roadway deaths is inadequately reflected in crash reporting and investigations by the Albuquerque Police Department. Mirroring underreporting nationwide, APD… Read More APD Underreports Speed as Factor in Pedestrian Fatality Crashes

Breadder Burque Chapter Two: Precision, or Lack Thereof

Editor’s Note: If you missed our new weekend diversion, Breadder Burque, here’s Chapter One. We’ll be back to all things non-motorized roadway transportation in ABQ next week. Enjoy the following and happy weekend. by Emily Esterson I follow a few bread blogs, and one thing I’ve noticed about bread bakers—at least amateur bakers—is that they… Read More Breadder Burque Chapter Two: Precision, or Lack Thereof