Congratulations! It’s a bike lane! “Weighing” about 400 feet, the newborn bike lane on Copper NE below was conceived “in vitro” through reconstruction at the adjacent De Anza Motel. Below is what Copper looked like westbound at Washington before the De Anza was De Molished to put up apartments. Note the roadway was widened through… Read More A Bike Lane is Born on Copper
Like a macabre greatest hits act playing the same tired old tunes at a casino, the latest two deaths to those trying to walk Burque roadways happened, again, on Central Avenue and Coors Boulevard. More precisely, the death on Central a few days ago was at Central and Mesilla, in the boxed area below. The… Read More Two Stroads, Two More Walking Deaths
Last night’s meeting of the Greater Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee featured an alluring enticement to help spend some federal funds matched by a bit of CABQ money. In short (because the long version would either put you to sleep or make you head hurt, or both) “we” have right at a million bucks ready(ish) to… Read More If You Had a Million Dollars What Cycling Gaps Would You Fix? Part I
A Sunday country bike ride this morning by the Better Burque Tactical Urbanism Team (BBTUT) had us again head south to catch up on how things are progressing with the multi-million dollar Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge road/trail improvements done in coordination between Feds and BernCo. Here’s how it looks as of earlier today.… Read More Work Continues on Valle de Oro NWR Road/Trail Improvements
Above is a page from the 1950 “Traffic Survey” edition of Albuquerque Progress, a long-running publication of Albuquerque National Bank from 1934-1965. The magazine served to promote the city and provide open discussion of what could make it better. Sorta like Better Burque but with far more money. Each issue of Albuquerque Progress was devoted… Read More Fixing to Fix Central/Girard/Monte Vista Back in 1950
Want to see an amazing thing? Something utterly mind-blowing and absolutely life-altering? See it? See? No, it’s not the tiny ponderosa pine just west of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe (although it is a cute little thing). And it’s not the Bike Route sign (see title of blogpost). No, it’s the two words, eight simple… Read More Sign, Sign, Everywhere and Nowhere a Sign
FA0028950 EMAIL xxxxxxx BLEA-TORRES BY xxxxxx SISON was all they wrote (BB took some of the names out to help avoid others bothering folks with said names). And thus either World War III began or somebody put some roach motels around the tortilla maker. Or both. Not having an enigma machine handy, BB does not… Read More Today in 311/SeeClickKafka: Where’s that Enigma Machine?