Five years ago, the city of Albuquerque retreated from one of its great urbanism experiments by closing the Fourth Street pedestrian mall, returning this quiet little street south of city hall to cars. It was frankly, as news reports at the time acknowledged, a clumsy policy response to the fact that the two block pedestrian… Read More On Albuquerque’s Fourth Street, a fake homeless camp
On its morning ride yesterday, the Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team’s UNM Neighborhood Squad noted this, at the corner of Monroe and Central: That blocked sidewalk doesn’t seem to meet MUTCD! See. Click. Fixed! Big thanks to the City of Albuquerque staff (and contractors?) who responded so quickly to make this sidewalk accessible anew.
One of the key tools for approaching “vision zero” – reducing transportation fatalities to zero – is the separation of vulnerable transportation system users from big wheeled machines that can cause their death. This is using engineering – in this case transportation system design – to add layers of safety, rather than depending solely on… Read More What is the opposite of “Vision Zero”? “Vision Infinity”?
For bicyclists traveling in a conventional bike lane … the approach to an intersection with vehicular turn lanes can present a significant challenge. For this reason it is vital that bicyclists are provided with an opportunity to correctly position themselves to avoid conflicts with turning vehicles. – National Association of City Transportation Officials The Better Burque… Read More “Bike lane meets MUTCD standards”