“LHF” in our blogpost “headline” combines two horrid, horrid tendencies: trite expressions & making everything an acronym. Yes, “LHF” stands for “low-hanging fruit.” How many times have you been at a public meeting or dive bar, BSTWP (Brainstorming Solutions to World Problems), at which somebody will take a global problem, let’s hypothetically call it “bikeways… Read More LHF: Connecting Washington SE to Zuni/Lead/Coal
Better Burque knows some readers have grown a bit tired of our monthly looks at pedestrian fatalities statistics via UNM Traffic Research Unit. Well, if you’re tired of looking at them, how about we work together to truly do something about it other than simply blaming those killed? How about we actually address acknowledged, yet… Read More Blah, Blah, Blah: Another Month of Walkers/Cyclists Dying on NM Roads
Many of us in the Burque non-motorized, multi-modal, cycling/walking, call it what you will community, one that sees drivers as getting too much and those not in cars too little of the transportation infrastructure pie, were disheartened to read this tweet: Additional parking spaces, bike friendliness, new street striping, and free holiday parking were all… Read More Mayor Keller and “Bike Friendliness”
The $293 million Big-I reconstruction back in 2000-2002 was a smashing success. Completed before its scheduled date, the work has been generally applauded by “the public” since completion and continues to be gushed over throughout the road design, construction, promotion, and engineering industries. The work won an AASHTO “President’s Transportation Award” in 2002. What a… Read More Undoing an oxymoron: Cycling/Walking and the Big-I
Bombast and outrage generate more Internet “traffic” (so to speak), but it’s important for hugely important blogs, such as Better Burque, to also calmly point out when multi-modal transportation has been made better. Case in point: While the Better Burque Tacital Urbanism Team (BBTUT) has previously come across “bike lane closed ahead” signs smack-dab in… Read More Today’s Feel-Good Story in Roadway Signage
The sign and bike lane above are NMDOT’s contribution to nearly completed Coors/Blake reconstruction by BernCo. In other words, this sign went up only two or three weeks ago, offering cyclists the wonderful opportunity to “Share the Road” on a posted 45 mph (actual average speed 48-55 with many exceptions at higher speeds) stroad averaging… Read More C’mon Cyclists: Share the Coors Boulevard!
Plenty of good input and excellent questions have resulted from BB’s first look at a Top Ten list of Burque cycling infrastructure gaps, an exercise based on the fact the City will shortly have roughly one fed/local match million dollars to spend toward addressing at least one such gap. In addition to the great ideas,… Read More If You Had a Million Dollars What Cycling Gaps Would You Fix? Part II