ABQ’s Street Car and That Hill East From Downtown

Recent thoughts about cycling/e-cycling up the hill from Downtown to I-25 and points east have me looking back through some research I’ve been doing on the Albuquerque Street Car/Trolley 1905-1928. My favorite newspaper find so far is a February 16, 1911 Albuquerque Morning Journal depiction of the very first run of the “Highlands” line. While… Read More ABQ’s Street Car and That Hill East From Downtown

ABQ Rail Trail Gets its Bag o’ Cash

Here’s something you don’t see every day in non-motorized transportation advocacy: As reported/photographed in the Downtown Albuquerque News (DAN) yesterday, above are NM Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, ABQ Mayor Tim Keller, ABQ City Councilor Klarissa Peña, and Fusion Theater Executive Director Dennis Gromelski holding up/standing behind a big-ass ceremonial check from the State o’ New… Read More ABQ Rail Trail Gets its Bag o’ Cash

NMDOT’s Planned I-25/Montgomery Cycling Nightmare

I’ve generally avoided information regarding the long-awaited I-25/Montgomery-Montano interchange project, as my capacity to be irritated beyond all belief is limited. Nevertheless, this morning I decided to drop by NMDOT’s “i25improved.com” project website thinking I could handle at least a very quick look at what is currently planned. That was a mistake. Here’s your cycling… Read More NMDOT’s Planned I-25/Montgomery Cycling Nightmare

NM Most Deadly State for Walkers; ABQ 2nd Most Deadly Metro

The 2022 “Dangerous by Design” annual compilation of pedestrian fatality data has been released by the non-profit advocacy group Smart Growth America. That data continues to illustrate the spike in walking deaths nationwide, with our state and city at the gruesome forefront of that spike. New Mexico not only leads in annual walking deaths per… Read More NM Most Deadly State for Walkers; ABQ 2nd Most Deadly Metro