It happened. As everybody knew it would, and now we get to have that collective “gotcha” laugh and the satisfaction of knowing that we are, once again, right about something, and will somebody only please listen to us because we know everything. Someone was busted for DWI in Albuquerque operating one of the new e-scooters.… Read More Another Way to Look at Burque’s Scooter DWI Arrest
An important, yet less well-known improvement in multi-modal equity is closer to happening in the historically transportation-trapped East San Jose and adjacent neighborhoods of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County. After years of environmental assessments, operational analyses, air/noise quality studies, public meetings, public hearings, and a revised (again) environmental assessment, the Sunport Boulevard Extension & Interchange Project looks to… Read More Sunport Extension Project Enables Far Easier Bike/Walk Bosque Path Access
Bicycle and walking counts collected from seven locations along popular multi-use paths around town can now be found at a Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) website. The long-awaited published data goes back monthly to October 2017, providing answers to that eternal question: How many are using this cycling/walking infrastructure? The short answer to the question… Read More Burque Cycling/Walking Counts Now Available Online
Yesterday, BB shared a photo of some lovely chalk art on the still bus-free A.R.T. lanes, a photo so nice we’re posting it twice. The photo was taken from the A.R.T. station at Gold and Sixth, across from Boese Brothers Brewing. Btw, the great artwork here is just another visual reason to sit in the… Read More Suddenly Ending A.R.T. Bus Lanes: Central at I-25
In the absence of the requisite buses, BetterBurque endorses this alternate use of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit lanes.
Note: As discussed earlier this week here at BB, Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton has proposed a renewal/revision of 2015’s “Complete Streets Ordinance.” It has been assigned to the “Land Use, Planning, and Zoning” (LUPZ) Council Subcommittee, to be discussed there before possibly moving on to the full Council. Below is a first draft of… Read More 1st Draft Toward Comments on Proposed Complete Streets Renewal/Revision
As you know, Mayor Keller announced and formally signed last week a City pledge to “work toward zero deaths from traffic crashes.” As readers also know, we here at Better Burque have been whiny advocating such a pledge for a while now. The pledge is a very good thing, but, like any pledge, “Pledge of Allegiance” included,… Read More Vision Zero: There’s Pledging and Then There’s Doing