Making cycling safer for all of us, that’s what. It’s tough times here in the states, but somehow Albuquerque has found the money to invest in the future with a vast network of bicycle lanes throughout the city. Other cities should check out the City of Albuquerque’s website and read their comprehensive on-street bicycle plan.
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Ahh, smooth riding for as far as the eye can see.
Photo and commentary from stronglight‘sÃ‚Â flickr page:
“I am still impressed with the local bike route system. This city annually prints folding, pocket (or tool bag) sized maps showing new construction of dedicated off street bike routes and any clearly marked bike lanes which are painted onto the actual city streets.”
“Some of the routes intended for serious bicycle-commuter traffic are quite elaborate and include wide, well maintained, asphalt paved paths which are clearly painted to channel bike traffic and even posted with road signs of slightly reduced size just as one would find on roadways intended for motorists… and these routes are intended for only bicycles or an occasional pedestrian, with no motor traffic permitted!”
The city has also been installing bike boxes at many intersections and has even printed brochures about how to use them (for both cyclists and drivers).
Kudos to Albuquerque and their city council for finding the funds to invest in cycling infrastructure. We can only learn from them and work to get our own city councils to do the same thing!