Being & Time & “It’s an orange construction sign.”

Yesterday we ranted calmly discussed the issue of improperly-placed (as in violating federal regulations) road construction signs. Work toward remedying this unrelenting problem has also been taken up by Better Burque’s more militant roadway safety arm, the Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team (BBTUT). No, there are no BBTUT badges or other insignia yet. We could… Read More Being & Time & “It’s an orange construction sign.”

Drivers on Our Shared-Use Paths: A Personal Reflection

Cycling yesterday afternoon to get to a hard-to-reach cycling *“tile” near Candelaria and University, I came across a guy driving a moped (“mo” as in “motorized”) on the North Diversion Channel Trail. After asking aloud “Really?” as I passed, the moped driver turned around and chased me up the NDC for a bit. Fortunately, I… Read More Drivers on Our Shared-Use Paths: A Personal Reflection

ABQ Street Car Advertisement, 1915

In continuing to research history of Albuquerque’s electric trolley/street car 1905-1928, perhaps the biggest “aha” aside from the obvious “cars killed it” angle is the very, very non-public ownership of the street car. Above is a fairly typical ad of the street car period from the ad/newspaper-prolific George Roslington and folks from “City Electric.” “City… Read More ABQ Street Car Advertisement, 1915