“Sidewalk Closed Cross Here” and Those A.R.T. HAWKs

Last night, the Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team (BBTUT) came across this sign blocking the eastbound sidewalk on Central Avenue at Laguna: A quick ride east on Central revealed the only sidewalk work in-process was some distance east, beyond the Laguna (“WeDo”) Albuquerque Rapid Transit (A.R.T.) Station, so BBTUT performed the necessary service: A bird’s-eye… Read More “Sidewalk Closed Cross Here” and Those A.R.T. HAWKs

Quick History of Burque Transportation in Six Maps

You can learn and/or remember a lot regarding the last half-century of Albuquerque transportation from looking at the New Mexico Region of Governments (MRCOG) repository of “Traffic Flow Maps” from 1968-2018. Every year, a map of traffic counts is put together, and the site collects these maps in an easy-to-view, fast-loading list/folder. One imagines that… Read More Quick History of Burque Transportation in Six Maps

Further Reflections on Long-Range Transportation Plan Draft

Given BB’s small, select audience of public policy nerds, I’m guessing the sight of the “DRAFT” watermark below engenders a flurry of emotions, including ennui, sleepiness, and panic: As noted here last week, we’re currently in public/email comment phase regarding the draft of “Connections 2040,” the area’s update to its long-range transportation plan. As such,… Read More Further Reflections on Long-Range Transportation Plan Draft

Two More Looks at BernCo/NM Traffic Fatalities

Following up on our look at Bernalillo County traffic fatality figures earlier this week, here are two vastly different presentations of data, one overly complex and the other perhaps too simple. Working backwards, we’ll start with a challenging visual and conclude with an easier set of facts. Notably, both elicit questions with no easy answers.… Read More Two More Looks at BernCo/NM Traffic Fatalities