Advocacy

Commuting to Work Tips

Posted on Aug 27, 2015

Equipment – Choose a bike that’s safe and comfortable. – Carry a spare tube, tire levers, pump and a simple bike tool in a saddle bag.  Learn how to change a tire ahead of time.  Take a basic bike maintenance class to learn more. – Get a pannier to haul your gear.  A backpack will leave you with a sweaty and sore back! – Do the ABC Quick Check- Air: tire pressure at correct PSI. Brakes: functioning properly. Chain: clean, no kinks and lubed up. Quick release on wheel is closed. – Clean your bike regularly.  Take it in for a tune up once in a while.  ...

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Feb 2015 Community Meeting Results

Posted on Mar 4, 2015

  The BikeABQ Cycling in Albuquerque Community Discussion was held on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2pm at Sport Systems. One of the highlights of the meeting was the presentation of the results of the Community Survey which is available  in PDF format here: BikeABQ_survey_2015. More coverage on our meeting will be posted...

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Complete Streets Adopted!

Posted on Mar 4, 2015

( Feb. 20, 2015 ) It’s official: the Mayor has signed the Complete Streets ordinance! What does this mean? The most noticeable impacts will be seen on roads in poor condition which are already scheduled for repaving. Historically, when roads were repaved, they would be torn up and replaced with the exact same striping, lane widths, etc. Now, opportunities for wider bike lanes and narrower traffic lanes will be explored and in some cases implemented. This will generally occur in short segments because different segments of the same road are frequently in different states of...

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Complete Streets Ordinance

Posted on Jan 28, 2015

Last Step to Make Albuquerque’s Complete Streets Ordinance Real – Urge Mayor Berry to sign this legislation. City Council passing the Complete Streets Ordinance last Wednesday was a major step, but now the last step is Mayor Berry signing this piece of legislation. Please contact the Mayor urging him to sign the Complete Streets Ordinance (O-14-27) that was unanimously passed by City Council. E-mail Mayor Berry: mayorberry@cabq.gov or fill in the online form: http://www.cabq.gov/mayor/how-can-we-help Information on the Complete Streets Ordinance:...

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Old Town Farm – Support Bike In Zoning

Posted on Feb 8, 2013

Old Town Farm – Support Bike In Zoning

From OldTownFarm.com Picture this: You’re riding down the bike path away from the frenzied traffic and enjoying the great outdoors. But this isn’t a recreational ride. You’re conducting everyday business…crossing errands off your list, doing many of the things you’ve traditionally done in your car…on your bike. Along the trail you stop in at a farm shop, buy vegetables and jam and put them in one of your three baskets. Further down the path, you buy candy and flowers from a path-side vendor. Up ahead there’s a book store and a bike shop. And,...

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Exclusion Zones Explained

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Exclusion Zones Explained

Exclusion zones, developed by Dan Gutierrez, are one of the most important concepts for successful bicycling and designing facilities which support it. Bicyclists should not be directed, by law or by design, to operate in any of these exclusion...

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