As BB reinvigorates itself after a few months of job-induced slumber (employment is hugely over-rated), it’s time to reassess our blog “slogan,” which heretofore has been something along the lines of “Making Walking in Burque Safer Would Be Enchanting.” A fine sentiment, if a bit forced on the whole “Land of…” thing, the slogan has… Read More Better Burque’s New Slogan
“ART will be the most consistent way to travel along Central Avenue because of traffic signal prioritization, which gives buses green light priority.” – Albuquerque Rapid Transit “Ride Guide & Accessibility” webpage. Early, it’s only Day Five or so, reports we at Better Burque are hearing from those riding A.R.T. are: Cars are generally getting… Read More Collecting A.R.T. in Operation Stories: The Early Days
Five years ago, the city of Albuquerque retreated from one of its great urbanism experiments by closing the Fourth Street pedestrian mall, returning this quiet little street south of city hall to cars. It was frankly, as news reports at the time acknowledged, a clumsy policy response to the fact that the two block pedestrian… Read More On Albuquerque’s Fourth Street, a fake homeless camp
I didn’t make it out there on the single-busiest shopping day of the year, “Black Friday,” as it’s called, but rode the bike around Winrock Mall last Saturday between rides on the Inaugural Day for Albuquerque Rapid Transit. I wanted to see how crowded the 950-space underground parking lot adjacent to Winrock would be. As… Read More Your Tax Money Going to Unused Car Storage
I’m not much of a photographer, but if you take enough shots…blind pigs and such. I got lucky on this one, as this snap sums up what I see as the two most important things about Albuquerque Rapid Transit after having ridden it on its Opening Day on Saturday. The family crossing via this HAWK… Read More The Two Things About Albuquerque Rapid Transit
Citylab’s Laura Bliss, et. al., have put together a thorough statistical and visual look at how verbal-only implementation of “Vision Zero” pledges since Chicago in 2012 have largely not resulted in any discernible drop in roadway deaths. Expansively looking at early-adopter Vision Zero cities such as San Francisco and Washington, D.C., the piece is truly… Read More Vision Zero: All Safety Hat, No Safer Cattle to This Point
We’ve got some BIG news to share with you today! Tune in to our livestream on Facebook at 11:15 a.m. to find out what it is: https://t.co/WpJlfOQsvS Here’s a hint: 🚎#OneAlbuquerque #ABQRide @abqride — Mayor Tim Keller (@MayorKeller) November 8, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Might our long municipal transportation nightmare, a.k.a. the horrifically long gestation period of… Read More Could A.R.T.’s Long, Long, Long Birth Be Finally in the Delivery Room?