Albuquerque motorists have been urged via public service campaigns “Share the Road” and “Look for Me” for decades. Yet an uptick in pedestrian fatalities over the past year seems to indicate that many drivers haven’t gotten the message.
“It’s a car culture,” says Lee Ann Ratzlaff, organizer of BikeBurque. “One that insulates people from others once they get on the road.”
Ratzlaff has recently started bringing together cycling organizations, neighborhood associations, transportation planners and anyone else who will listen to urge the city to develop and enact a Vision Zero plan.
“We are aiming to develop strong support to let everyone in the community know that we will not tolerate fatals,” she said.
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