Editor’s Note: Below is a guest post from Charlie Otto, co-founder and former owner of Grand Teton Brewing in Wilson, Wyoming, and Victor, Idaho, now living and cycling during the cooler months in Albuquerque. Charlie has been a life long bike advocate and now, in retirement, spends part of each year bike touring in other countries with… Read More Saving Lives Through Protected Intersections
As requested, some folks went out early yesterday to ride/run/walk the North Diversion Channel to photograph the site of the brand-new concrete bridge just south of Osuna. Then the wind starting blowing about 817 kph. Thus entries were light for the Contest!!!, but the winning photos make up for quantity with quality. Margie Davis, noted… Read More Photo Contest Winners! New NDC Bridge South of Osuna
Plenty of joyous reports coming Better Burque’s way trumpeting completion of the replacement bridge on the North Diversion Channel just south of Osuna: (Insert Photo of New Bridge Here) Only problem is, I don’t have a photo of the completed bridge yet. As I’m sure you know, employment is extremely overrated as a concept. Thus,… Read More Photo Contest! New NDC Osuna Bridge is Ready to Ride
It’s a good sign (“signage” if you prefer) when there’s enough transportation news going on around the area to have an “odds and ends” post. Here’s a look at the latest developments in a delightfully non-ponderous-2500-word odds/ends format: Phase II Bridge Boulevard Improvements at 60%: A public meeting was held April 11th to get feedback… Read More Burque/NM Transportation News: Odds and Ends for 4.18.18
An astonishing communication kicks off D’Val Westphal’s latest Albuquerque Journal “Road Warrior” column: HITTING THE PEDESTRIAN HAVEN: Michael Coe says in an early April email that “there is a slab of concrete to ‘protect’ pedestrians located on the west side of the intersection of Second and Alameda that impedes traffic.” Michael says, “You can see it… Read More But I Might Have to Slow Down!
Today, Official BB Staff Photographer John Fleck and I took an exquisite bike ride through several serene, off-the-beaten track locations in the North Valley and Atrisco. And, in complete and utter contrast, we cycled the very beaten, and anything but serene, stroad that is Coors Boulevard from south of PdN to St. Joseph’s. Here’s what… Read More I Rode Coors Boulevard! And Lived!
Eight years is a long damn time. And it actually hasn’t quite been eight years yet. Funny that, seems infinitely longer. For almost eight years, New Mexicans have experienced the economic stagnation, environmental body blows, educational mind-warping, and 1950s transportation mindset of the Susana Martinez Administration. But if we can hold out for about eight… Read More Let’s Dream a Little: Some Day Susana Martinez Won’t Be Governor