Monday, April 27, 2009

ABQ's "Burgeoning Bike Scene"

Albuquerque has been named as one of the top cities for burgeoning bike scenes! A quick rundown of the top cities and their statistics shows that we definitely have the infrastructure - nearly 400 miles worth. But we lag in percentage of commuters. Hopefully the new I-40 ped/bike bridge will help us close the gap with peer cities. The article.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Urban Design Fail - Lomas & Broadway

The corner of Lomas and Broadway now includes a gas station, drive through restaurants, and a dirt detention pond with surrounding chain link fence. How's that for a gateway into our revitalizing downtown? *shakes head*
KOB story link.

Thursday, April 02, 2009


I am ecstatic about the bike boulevard and ped/bike bridge over the river as seen here and here. Soon we'll be talking about separated bike lanes like these. I'm thinking of Carlisle, parts of Central, parts of Lomas, 4th, and Rio Grande. Perhaps the Great Streets Facility Plan would be a perfect place to implement a test case? I find it incredible that people question the use of $7.5 million for a pedestrian/bike bridge when hundreds of millions of dollars are spent annually to subsidize oversized roadways throughout the city and particularly at the fringe. But then again, Marty isn't looking to set the record straight, he has another term to run for in the meantime. A nifty video about separated bike lanes...