Success with the NEW New Mexico Driver's Manual
New Mexico Driver’s Manual – “We finally have more than one sentence about bicycles in theNew Mexico Drivers Manual!” - Cat Downing, LCI #3182, Santa Fe, NM, June 16, 2011
Thanks to the diligent work of folks in Santa Fe we now have more than a single sentence in the New Mexico Driver’s Manual about how motorist and cyclists can share the road with each other. Check out the revised Manual (click here), specifically pages 25 & 25. There are also new test questions on the Driver’s Test based on the new information in the NM Driver’s Manual. Many thanks to Cat Downing, Lisa Miles, Shelley Robinson, Gretchen Grogan of theSanta Fe BTAC; Tom Trowbridge NMDOT Bike Pedestrian & Equestrian Coordinator; and Raul Alvarez and Mac Lewis of the NM Motor Vehicle Dept.
The Summer 2011 Edition of NEW MEXICO BICYCLIST!
We hope you enjoy this edition of the new and improved New Mexico Bicyclist. Thanks to editor Christopher Marsh for his outstanding work! Click here to download: Downloadable PDF.
“Partial Paving:” BCNM’s effort to stop the systematic destruction of bicycle facilities on New Mexico’s state highways
Prepared for National Bike Summit, Washington DC, March 8-11, 2011
ISSUE: In the past decade, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has institutionalized the practice of applying partial overlays on New Mexico’s state highways. Today it is difficult to find a highway shoulder in New Mexico that does not have one or more seams posing a significant hazard and inconvenience to bicyclists and other highway users. These seams, along with the failure to maintain shoulders and the frequent use of “rumble strips” that fail to leave sufficient space for use by bicyclists, are a violation of NMDOT’s requirement to provide for multi-modal transportation along highways under state and federal law.
ACTION Item! Highway Funding for bicycle facilities being cut!
Our partners in D.C. are looking out for us. They send us this Action Alert about AASHTO recommending lower priority of bicycle facilites! Who's side are they on anyway?? See here to link to the League's Action page:
BCNM Calls For Tabling Volunteers
Hello BCNM members:
BCNM appreciate help from its members tabling at the BikeABQ Bike Swap Saturday April 16 from 10-4 at Sports Systems – see www.BikeABQ.org for more info.
Rio Rancho Bike and Hike is hosting a ride starting at Haines Park across from Intel on Saturday May 21 – time TBD and we’d appreciate any help tabling for that too!
I have membership postcards and swag and a very nice tent and table and chairs that can be used.
Let me know directly if you can help BCNM – e-mail or call me – see signature below for info.
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