By John Fleck We’ve a new entrant in Better Burque’s search for the least pedestrian-friendly intersection in Albuquerque. We give you the intersection of Coors and Paseo del Norte NE, which has a really nice sidewalk. Until it doesn’t. Someone actually designed that little inset curb area you see, complete with Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant… Read More Someone actually designed this
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
A group of local pedestrian/bicycle advocates last night on Twitter engaged in a cathartic group rant, with pictures included, of places where Albuquerque’s pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure is terrible. It was accompanied by a running commentary of a common form: “Why don’t they just do X?”, where X is the obvious thing, like including a… Read More “Why don’t they just do X?”
My sister, Lisa, and I were puzzling a question Saturday – why isn’t there an Albuquerque “Summerfest” event on East Central? We were eating our usual Saturday breakfast at Kap’s Diner, at the corner of Alvarado and Central a couple of blocks east of San Mateo. To the west is the Tewa Lodge, one of the… Read More What are Albuquerque’s public spaces for, and for whom?
The above graphic was one of many interesting observations and ideas expressed at the #Moveequity Tweetchat held this past Wednesday. Issues of environmental and health justice are important everywhere, Burque included. One can’t help but see the figures on sidewalks and street lighting above and tie it into our discussion this week on the intersection of… Read More Solving Bike/Ped Safety Equity: Zuni Rd. S.E. as Example
Two days ago, Better Burque started a closer look at the scheduled improvements for the intersection of Coors & Blake in the South Valley. Before we wade further into the matter, readers might want to catch up with those earlier posts, but one quick way to sum up the proposed project is that it does a good-to-great… Read More Better Solutions at Coors & Blake, Finale: Fitting a New Reality