2021 NM Walking Deaths Smash Into New Record Territory

It isn’t the public health crisis on everybody’s mind, but the epidemic that is pedestrian roadway fatalities spiked, again, to unprecedented levels last year in New Mexico, particularly in the second half of 2021. Even exceeding the national trend higher, 2021 New Mexico’ 99 walking deaths were almost 20% higher than the previous annual record… Read More 2021 NM Walking Deaths Smash Into New Record Territory

Feel Better About Your Day in Three Photos

If you’re like me, nothing makes you feel better than seeing some new roadway infrastructure that helps non-motorized travelers. As I’m feeling a bit under the weather (probably not THAT, but thanks for asking) today, I’ll lift all our spirits with some photos taken during lunchtime yesterday at my place of employment, Washington Middle School.… Read More Feel Better About Your Day in Three Photos

History and Complications: The New Track Crossing at Marquette

The Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team (BBTUT) recently biked along, close-to, and sorta close to the proposed route for the Albuquerque Rail Trail, still unimaginatively named “Albuquerque Rail Trail,” from the Rail Yards at 1st Avenue up to Lomas and 1st Avenue. Of most immediate importance, we got to see the current state of construction… Read More History and Complications: The New Track Crossing at Marquette

Sincerely Best Pedestrian Fatality Crash Report We’ve Ever Seen

Better Burque guesses we’ve reviewed almost 200 Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) pedestrian fatality crash supplemental investigation reports over the last few years. This week we ran across, hands-down, the most complete and illuminating such report. The investigation by APD Officer M. Trahan (I only name the officer to laud… Read More Sincerely Best Pedestrian Fatality Crash Report We’ve Ever Seen