Monday, July 27, 2009

Bicycling Coalition of New Mexico letter to Gov on partial paving of road shoulders

This letter was just sent to Gov. Richardson.

Also being covered in the Santa Fe New Mexican and Albuquerque Journal.


Anonymous said...

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.

Lisa said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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?

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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 BCNM

Thanks for posting, Khal.