“There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”
--Frank Zappa, December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993
I have a friend in DOT. The friend always brings up the "seams" issue. Projects never gets unseamed shoulders because of cost. Thanks for sending the letter.
Excellent letter. I would sign onto any petition to change the practice of partial shoulder paving. I find riding in the shoulders and "bike lanes" around northern New Mexico practically impossible. When I do, I usually end up with a flat tire due to debris. After getting a few flat tires when commuting to work, my enthusiasm for bicycle commuting has abated.
Speaking of ridable streets, what's going on with Trinity? I guess I missed the decision on which option the county selected. Are we getting an asphalt strip so cars can go faster or is the county making the necessary changes for a complete street?
That is the State Dept. of Transportation doing the resurfacing. I don't think the County had much to say about this portion as that is under state jurisdiction. Could be wrong, though.
Please call, write, or e-mail Gov. Richardson and Sec. Giron to let them know you want them to stop partial paving. The only way to stop this unsafe practice is by telling them to stop! Diane, President BCNMThanks for posting, Khal.
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