If you’ve driven/ridden/walked along 4th St. between Downtown and Bridge Blvd. recently, you’ve noticed the new, ongoing paving and striping job. Riding yesterday, BB came upon what might be final striping. I didn’t stop to precisely measure, but that pair of skinny white stripes is roughly 2.5 feet wide if you count each and every… Read More 4th Street S.W. Striping: What the Hell is That?
Proposed revision to the City’s Complete Streets Ordinance moved “without recommendation” last Wednesday from City Council’s Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) Committee to a full Council vote scheduled for its August 5th session. Brought by LUPZ chair Isaac Benton, the proposal failed to receive recommendation for three reasons: 1. Concerns about its ramifications of… Read More Thoughts on Complete Streets City Council Vote Scheduled for August 5th
The excellent ABQ Journal reporter Elise Kaplan dutifully reported what over-worked/compensated APD Officer Simon Drobik said in response to this crash (and Ms.Kaplan/Journal uses the word “crash” instead of “accident”) scene photographed by Journal photographer Adolph Pierre-Louis: The ubiquitous “*Mr. Overtime” Drobik was paraphrased thus: He said alcohol and speed are not factors for either… Read More Person Walking Our Streets Killed, But Speed “Not a Factor”
After attending the monthly Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee meeting last afternoon/evening, I went to a far, far, far, ( multiplied by ∞) more meaningful and important event, the June Slow Roll bicycle (and e-scooter and roller skate) ride hosted by the remarkable community organizing team at Slow Roll 505. How wonderful was this event?… Read More Slow Rollin’ on Avenida Cesar Chavez, and Lovin’ It
As you know, Mayor Keller recently announced installation of a rainbow striped crosswalk at the corner of Central Avenue and Morningside. It’s #PrideMonth and we’re proud to stand with the LGBTQ+ community. Check out the pride crosswalk located at Central and Morningside along the Albuquerque Pride parade march happening this weekend. Join the #OneAlbuquerque team… Read More Burque’s Rainbow Striped Intersection and Walking Equality
Remember this road sign? Remember six months ago, devoted BB reader, when John and I made the ill-informed decision to ride the “bike route” up Coors Speedway Boulevard through Paseo del Norte and saw this sign? Remember that KRQE subsequently did a story on what BB called the “Stupidest Road Sign in Town”? Well, the… Read More City Takes Dumb Sign Down at Coors and Paseo