Vision Zero: comparing Australia and the United States

Much of the discussion of “Vision Zero” – a transportation safety way of thinking being discussed in Albuquerque and across the United States – has focused on its European origins. Sweden, where Vision Zero began, is most often discussed, as are the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. But that leaves us vulnerable to the “but… Read More Vision Zero: comparing Australia and the United States

Bicycle, transit advisory meetings this week

Albuquerque doesn’t have a Pedestrian Advisory Board (yet) but you’ve got a chance this week to bring up the issue of pedestrian safety, accessibility, and stuff at meetings of the Greater Albuquerque Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting (today) and the Transit Advisory Board (Thursday). The charmingly chairless GABAC will talk Vision Zero, the late, deeply lamented… Read More Bicycle, transit advisory meetings this week

Solving Bike/Ped Safety Equity: Zuni Rd. S.E. as Example

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

Build Yourself a Mother of a Road: Central at Tulane

Note: BB wrote yesterday that our next post would be one offering solutions on the currently problematic plans to “improve” the intersection of Coors Blvd. & Blake Rd. S.W., and its immediate roadway environs. We’ll get to that one, using today’s post as a bit of a pedagogical springboard. Apologies for the misdirection, but check this… Read More Build Yourself a Mother of a Road: Central at Tulane

Front Line Report: Trying to ride a bicycle at Blake and Coors

As mentioned previously here, a public meeting was held last night to discuss the upcoming project to improve the intersection of Coors Blvd. and Blake Rd. in the South Valley, and its immediate environs. Despite living only about a mile, as the crow flies, from the intersection, it’s a place I don’t come across much,… Read More Front Line Report: Trying to ride a bicycle at Blake and Coors