by Scot So you’re cycling away on some of the wonderful bike infrastructure here in the Duke City, when, suddenly, you go from feeling all cozy and spice and everything nice, to staring immediate death in the face. That is, you approach an intersection. Let’s say an intersection like this: This is our good enemy,… Read More Addressing the Worst Curse Word in Roadway Design: Mixing Zone
We’re so busy at Better Burque these days we’re reduced to links to stories with headlines like this: Spokane woman is standing up to cyclist who yelled ‘Hot pizza!’ then smashed into her on trail Not only that, but we’re copy/pasting a “nut graph” from said story: “I hate to slow down,” the cyclist said… Read More Headless Body in Topless Bar: Cycling Edition
Rode several crossings of the roiling (yes, I get to use that word) Rio Grande River this past Sunday, and, in addition to medium to high roil, it appeared to be in a wash cycle: Does anyone know the source of this bubbling, detergent-meets-Styrofoam-esque material coating the River’s surface? It was a bit disconcerting to… Read More Anyone Find Out What Was/Caused This?
Just wondering. Why does Montoya Rd. N.W. end at these two unnecessary fences inches away from the I-40 multi-use path, when it could be a north/south connection from the “bike boulevard” that is Mountain Road to the path without riders having to go all the way to Gabaldon Drive? I’m also wondering if there’s an… Read More Today’s “Little Things I Wonder About”
by Scot This past Friday I finally got the highly informal, yet supremely official, Better Burque Cycling and Walking Count Program kicked off. I spent a half-hour at two locations. While these two intersections are only about mile apart, they just about cannot be more different. Site #1: Lead at I-25 Above is Lead looking… Read More Counting Cyclists and Walkers: Lead/I-25 & Yale/Silver
Gibson Blvd. awaits extension into Santolina, perhaps, at what is now the city’s far southwest side. I wonder what these neighbors think…
by Scot Where was I? Oh yes, yesterday I promised a second part to our look at the 2016 I-25 South Corridor Study and how it applies to Lead Avenue. Apologies that yesterday became today, which certainly sounds like a Beatles album title, the one with the greatest cover ever, but all that would be… Read More Lead Ave. & I-25: A Review of Its Bike/Ped Future in Two Parts: Part II