Update, 10.17.18: A follow-up phone conversation with the victim of the incident outlined below reveals that her injuries were relatively minor and not long-lasting. It is also worth noting that she was not aware the incident had subsequently been deemed “pedestrian error” as the primary cause, and very much disagreed with that finding. Research through… Read More Blaming “Pedestrian Error” in a Case of Illegal Roadway/Sidewalk Design
After somewhat slowing in August, the rate of those killed trying to walk in/near New Mexico roadways shot back to record levels in September. The Land of Enchantment is now again on pace for an all-time annual record number (~81) of pedestrian fatalities, surpassing the 79 killed last year. A review of statistics in the… Read More Deaths of Those Walking NM Roads Reach Double Digits in September
One big reason you aren’t seeing quite as many posts from Better Burque these days is that we’ve fully entered the inevitable, yet perhaps worthwhile, time sink of 311/SeeClickFix. It’s like “Fortnite” or “Call of Duty” for nerds who prefer investing hours into reports on potholes, graffiti, and weeds over time spent virtually hacking and… Read More The Poetic Stylings of 311/SeeClickFix
You’ve doubtlessly read Better Burque’s report yesterday concerning construction work on the new Valle de Oro/2nd Street project that has “road closed” signs up near 2nd Street. A bit of follow-up contact with the friendly folks at Bernalillo County has confirmed that there will be an official closure and detour in place from now until… Read More Chavez Loop Closure/Detour Until November 10th
The gathering winds of Autumn led BBTUT south this past weekend, on what proved to be the good idea that we’d go against the wind early and benefit heavily coming back toward town. Our eventual route first followed the full and flowing Barr Canal, that bit of man-made waterway the mouth of which many users… Read More Smash the State: Tactical Urbanism Spreads on the Chavez Loop
Riding home on 43rd Ave last night, I thought about how much calmer and more confident I feel thanks to the new #protectedbikelanes. I guess haven’t tweeted much about my experiences on #SaferSkillman lately because I haven’t had anything to complain about! pic.twitter.com/KkyAIHaB4l — Laura Shepard (@LAShepard221) October 5, 2018 Look at the photo above… Read More Holidays are Coming: How About We Give Ourselves an Early Transportation Gift?
Good post this morning by Chris McKee at KRQE on the Keller Administration’s stated “push” for speeding up, so to speak, the City’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP). The Program is designed to have the City evaluate neighborhood streets (no arterials, no collectors) for possible “calming” (a word pretty much everybody hates by this point,… Read More Keller Administration Wants Faster Studies of Those Driving Too Fast