Saturday, April 14, 2012
Route Segments (Described from West to East)
Segment 1: Arizona border to Gallup (including Gallup). The route follows NM 118. 22 miles.
Segment 2: Gallup to Grants (scenic route). The route follows NM 602 and NM 53. Includes Zuni and Ramah Navajo Indian Reservations, El Morro and El Malpais National Monuments. 97 miles.
Segment 3: Grants to the intersection of NM 6 and I-40. The route follows NM 117, NM 124 and the shoulder of I-40. Communities include Acoma and Laguna Indian reservations. 46 miles.
Segment 4: Intersection of NM 6 and I-40 to Tijeras. The route follows I-40 (shoulder), local streets in Albuquerque and NM 333. 53 miles.
Segment 5: Tijeras to Santa Fe (including Santa Fe). The route follows NM 14 and local streets in Santa Fe. Communities include Tijeras, Madrid and Santa Fe. 56 miles.
Segment 6: Santa Fe to the intersection of I-25 and US 84. The route follows I-25 service roads, I-25 (Glorieta Pass) NM 50 and NM 63. Communities include Pecos. Also includes Glorieta Battlefield and Pecos National Historical Park. 60 miles.
Segment 7: Intersection of I-25 and US 84 to the intersection of I-40 and US 84. The route follows US 84. 42 miles.
Segment 8: Intersection of I-40 and US 84 to the Texas border. The route follows I-40 (shoulder) and I-40 service roads. Communities include Santa Rosa and Tucumcari. 123 miles.
Alternate 1: Gallup to Grants (express route). The route follows NM 118, I-40, County 27 (to Thoreau) and NM 122. 66 miles.
Alternate 2: Tijeras to the intersection of I-40 and US 84 (express route). The route follows NM 333 and the shoulder of I-40. Communities include Edgewood, Moriarty and Clines Corners. 100 miles.
Spur 1: Los Lunas to Albuquerque. The route follows NM 314. Communities include Isleta Pueblo and Los Lunas. If the road surface of NM 6 improves, this may become an alternate route since it follows the pre 1937 US 66. 23 miles.
Spur 2: Intersection of I-25 and US 84 to Las Vegas. The route follows the I-25 service road and local streets in Las Vegas. Communities include Las Vegas. 6 miles.
Friday, April 13, 2012
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In the spirit of our “Give Me 3” poster campaign, LACBC’s City of Lights program, in conjunction with the LA Department of Transportation and R.E.I., have debuted LA’s first-ever Spanish-language bike safety campaign. Perhaps you’ve seen some of the posters around town, as they’ll be appearing at a bus shelter near you.
Designed by artist and LACBC volunteer Aaron Kuehn (he of bicycle typogram fame) with the guidance of day laborers and City of Lights volunteers over several months, the PSA used colorful reds, blues, and yellows to really make the message pop out to motorists. It reads “PRECAUCIÓN: Tu familia también usa la bicicleta” (in English: “CAUTION: Your family also rides bicycles”) to remind everyone that people who ride bikes are your family (sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively), and family comes first. Your actions can put your family in danger, so be careful out there and share the road.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
|City||Population||Total Workers||Estimated Bike Commuters||Percentage||Bicycle Commuters (Margin of Error)|
|Santa Barbara, Calif.||88,579||42,253||2,695||6.4%||+/-1,046|
|Iowa City, Iowa||68,027||37,616||2,093||5.6%||+/-1,062|
[see the interactive map at Governing]