Over the last couple of years, BB has periodically mentioned/photographed the 2nd Street improvements planned and implemented in tandem with the development of the new Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. Well, the County and Feds are just about done, and here’s a Before and After of that wickedly dangerous intersection of 2nd Street and… Read More Valle de Oro Project Cleans Up 2nd at Desert Rd. Really, Really Good
Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton’s proposed “Downtown Safe Zone” (20 mph) passed its first hurdle by vote of 5-0 at last night’s meeting of Council Land Use, Planning and Zoning (LUPZ) Committee. The resolution now moves to the full Council. No one spoke against the resolution in the brief period it was discussed prior to… Read More 20 mph Resolution Moves on; Mayor Keller Signals Possible Adoption of Vision Zero
Just a brief update on progress in our work to compile personal stories from the many, many cyclists who have crashed trying to cross the poorly angled train tracks on El Pueblo NE just south of Paseo del Norte: Several have already reported such incidents (thanks!). Better Burque and members of the Greater Albuquerque Bicycling… Read More Status of El Pueblo Train Track Crash Stories and Next Steps
Never a lover of trite expressions, “let’s not reinvent the wheel” has to be one of my least loved cliches, particularly in terms of researching the dangers of trying to walk our roadways. Still, the expression comes to mind when it comes to reporting on and making recommendations to fix Albuquerque’s #1 problem intersection: Central… Read More Required Reading on Central Ave. and San Mateo Blvd.
The Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee (GABAC) is one of those City boards/commissions, hearing, in our case, about and discussing cycling problems and solutions. Your humble blog poster currently sits, as it were, on the Committee. The Committee meets once a month, and at each and every one of our last, approximately, ∞ meetings the… Read More Wanted: Info on That Time You Crashed at the El Pueblo Train Tracks
Albuquerque City Council’s Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee (LUPZ) will begin the City’s formal consideration of Councilor Benton’s proposed “Downtown Safe Zone” resolution this Wednesday in a meeting at 5:00 p.m. The resolution calls for “replacement of existing speed limit signs, installation of new speed limit signs, and adjustment of traffic signal timing” toward achievement… Read More 20 is Proposed as Plenty Downtown with Vision Zero as Rationale
The work is evident along Zuni SE in the International District, including the patient weekend re-positioning of orange barrels along Zuni SE’s eastbound bike lane. About 40 were in the right place in the gutter this morning, but there was a straggler: No problem at all for the Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team (BBTUT). Moving… Read More BBTUT Helps Zuni SE Become 100% Bike Friendly