I’m on a trip “Back East” for some family business, one that will allow for a break to go into New York City (Manhattan) and try out the Citibike bikeshare (now in limited operation as it shovels its way out of “Snowzilla”). I’ve ridden in NYC before, during one of my Summer bike tours, and… Read More Motorists and Freud, Revised
In the ever-changing attempt to provide cyclists with more safety, traffic engineers have come up with the “sharrow” road stencil. A study conducted in Chicago indicates that sharrow signs aren’t increasing safety or ridership, at least not on any thing close to the level provided by bike lane striping. Why? Education would seem to be… Read More Bike “Sharrows” and Road User Education
Somehow, for some reason, a motorist plowed into a line of three cyclists on Coors Blvd. yesterday, hitting two. According to day old press reports, the younger victim is in “critical but stable condition” and the older rider has non-life threatening injuries. Fortunately, both in terms of safety and reporting, the third cyclist was not… Read More Cyclists Struck Along Coors at Los Padillas
I’ve finally given up on Silver. A half-ass “bike boulevard” can sometimes be worse than no accommodations for bike riders at all. I used to ride it often, Cornell to Prez/I-25, back when it was part of my commute home to the South Valley. Even then I preferred going up MLK on the way to work.… Read More Burque’s Silver Avenue: A Failed “Bike Boulevard”
A bit of WordPress renovation here. Don’t worry, Petunia the Goat is staying front and center. Let me know what you think, if you have a thought on the matter. Even half a thought.
While waiting to read others who will surely rise to the eternal bait offered to us poor fish who wander the streams of New Mexico education… Three quick news items from the past week: In a neat judicial-meets-political trick, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) finagled the courts to allow appeal of the preliminary… Read More NM Educational Miscellany, 1.10.16
Yes, K-12 education policy is EXACTLY like the mafia cliché, thanks for asking… Not to get dragged back into it or anything, but I’d be remiss and derelict in my “duties” as blogger if I didn’t follow-up and close the twisting saga of the New Mexico Public Education Department “School Grades” and PARCC participation rates.… Read More 2014-2015 New Mexico School Grades, #5: Postscript