I’ve begun one of those projects for which the number of case studies might approach infinity. How many sidewalks adjacent to Albuquerque public elementary schools are out of ADA compliance? The question comes up based on an understanding and an aspiration. Understanding: Property owners are directly responsible for “maintenance, repair, and liability of the sidewalk… Read More Our Elementary Schools and ADA Compliance
Emailed comments on the draft “Connections 2040 MTP” long-range transportation plan update mentioned frequently here at BB in recent weeks are due by 5:00 PM today, Thursday, February 6th. Here’s that email address. For those interested, and there might not be very many, below are the comments passed along by your humble blogger earlier this… Read More Deep Dive: Formal Comments on 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan Update
Someone trying to cross Central Avenue at Buena Vista was struck and injured by an A.R.T. bus last week. Here’s KRQE’s Jackie Kent reporting on the incident pointing at the median notch which helps make this a very popular walking/rolling crossing to get to/from University of New Mexico. And here’s a bird’s eye look at… Read More When is a Crosswalk a Crosswalk?
If you, like me, live “down here” in the far South Valley, you know all about the in-progress three-week closure of eastbound Rio Bravo Blvd. at Isleta Blvd. as work is done on supports for its Rio Grande River Bridge. From what I hear, the situation crossing the River at Bridge/Cesar Chavez up north is… Read More Night Duty: Tactical Urbanism on Rio Bravo
Reminder that the third/last in a series of public meetings regarding the area’s 2040 Long Range Transportation update happens this evening. Here’s the info: If you’re like me, it’s a great excuse for a fairly long bike ride, one made up of trying to stay focused on drivers and the road while primarily consumed with… Read More Making it Through a Transportation Public Meeting
A few days back, John wrote on his observation/experience in trying to cycle southbound Carlisle from Mackland to Lomas, captured via photo thus: We are happy to report that, as of yesterday, large diamond-shaped signs are now not endangering cyclists and walkers on this busy street. There’s even a lower construction zone speed limit (although… Read More City Improves Construction Signage on Carlisle
Through IPRA records request, BB has begun examining crash reports/investigations involving the 2019 death of someone trying to walk Burque’s streets, stroads, and highways. This is, of course, a somewhat gruesome enterprise, yet what most lingers in the mind reviewing such reports are the witness statements. There are more directly grisly mentions, anything involving physical… Read More Psychological Impact of Dangerous Roads