NM Walking Deaths Continue Record Pace through August 2019

The first eight months of 2019 have New Mexico on a pace for 90 pedestrian fatalities this year, according to preliminary data provided by the the Traffic Research Unit at UNM. The sixty deaths so far this year are accompanied by five “pedalcyclists” deaths, the rate of which has also increased recently. Thus continues a… Read More NM Walking Deaths Continue Record Pace through August 2019

BBTUT at the New Rio Grande/Candelaria Roundabout

The new roundabout is up and circling at Rio Grande Blvd. and Candelaria. The oft-warned roadway apocalypse, screamed about by those opposed to the project for years and years, did not appear to be taking place this quiet Sunday morning. No devils we’re seen flying through the center of the roundabout, for example. No lightning… Read More BBTUT at the New Rio Grande/Candelaria Roundabout

City Council Unanimously Passes Complete Streets Update

Deliberating past midnight this morning through a lengthy agenda, Albuquerque City Council got around to Councilor Ike Benton’s proposed overhaul of the City’s 2015 Complete Streets Ordinance about 11:30 p.m., six and one-half hours after the meeting began and beginning right at 5 Hours and 48 minutes into this videotaping of the session. As part… Read More City Council Unanimously Passes Complete Streets Update

Today in Road Striping “What the Hell is That?” Mountain Road at/near 19th

Your humble blogposter has begun a new job (a case, literally, of The Who’s new boss/old boss idea), and has not had sufficient time this week to ride repeatedly to see updates on the various road striping jobs in progress around town. If only riding a bike to observe road striping paid well and included… Read More Today in Road Striping “What the Hell is That?” Mountain Road at/near 19th

Protected Bike Lane on 5th Killed Because Parking + Curb = ‘Merica

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller’s purported “Vision Zero” pledge remains “Vision Taxpayer-Subsidized Car Storage.” The City’s first parking-protected (passenger-side door zone buffer included) is dead. Bizarrely, yet appropriate given the congregation size at the Holy Church of Car Storage, KRQE’s focus on this development is about the “problematic ‘floating’ parking spots” removed so that the anointed… Read More Protected Bike Lane on 5th Killed Because Parking + Curb = ‘Merica