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Old 06-15-2007, 10:14 AM
 
Location: ABQ (Paradise Hills), NM
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Well, as harry o mentioned in another thread, it looks like the Paseo del Norte extension is poised to open next week.
Link: KOB.com - Paseo extension to open by next week

While I personally will use it only occasionally, it will definitely help with the volume of traffic moving on Golf Course. Particularly at the intersections with Paradise Blvd. and Irving. Thanks Marty!

Now if he would just stick a fork in those red light cameras...

Chap
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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Well, as harry o mentioned in another thread, it looks like the Paseo del Norte extension is poised to open next week.
Link: KOB.com - Paseo extension to open by next week

While I personally will use it only occasionally, it will definitely help with the volume of traffic moving on Golf Course. Particularly at the intersections with Paradise Blvd. and Irving. Thanks Marty!

Now if he would just stick a fork in those red light cameras...

Chap
Great news.....I will be using this road on a daily basis!
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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See, this is the type of stuff that Marty champions and is heroic in doing so that doesn't make me hate the guy's leadership. Great accomplishment for Marty, and a great accomplishment for the city and its progress.

(He is equally to be commended the way he fought for the Montano Bridge thing for years).

But man...those red light/speeding cameras, HEART Ordinance, etc., then he just becomes too big government. So I don't get the guy.

But as for this, kudos to this necessary development!
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I don't drive this part of town for a commute, but I'm curious
what you folks think the extension will do to the commute?

My assumption is that it will make it easier for some people
to get to Paseo, but all will be hung up at the I-25 bottleneck.

If you live East of Golf Course *and* commute early or late, it will
make your commute easier.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:16 PM
 
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I'm glad Marty fought for roads as i support Paseo Extension and Montano Bridge Widening etc.. and these are on the west side and not over here by Gibson Blvd yet i still support those roads but........He's tripping on these Red Light Cameras as 1/10th of a second thru and its ''Lets take your money ABQ'' so go Councilman Brad Winter or Sheriff Darren White for Next Mayor or next Governor if Rick Holmans doesn't run.........
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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This is great after years of lawsuits and protests. If it was not for the big battles over the Montano bridge and this, the westside would be hell to live on.
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Default Paseo Del Norte - East to Tramway

I've noticed during rush hour, although the speed limit is set to 55 mph,
traffic tends to move about 45 mph unless the block of traffic I'm in has
made it through a couple of lights without a red.

Inevitably, if someone is weaving in and out of traffic trying to maintain
55 mph, they get stopped at a light and the block of traffic will eventually
catch up.

This is unexpected in Albuquerque after my experience on Lead/Coal's
lights timed at 30 mph. There, you see traffic racing to be first at the
next light by weaving about - completely ignoring the signs stating that
the lights are timed for 30 mph. I've been gone for a while and have not
noticed if the signs are still there or if the lights are still timed, but I
usually found that going 28 kept me from hitting the brakes unless I was
at the tail of the cycle where I would need to go 33-35 for a while.

Back to Paseo, going downhill (to the West) in the morning, I still go about
40-45 and hit very few lights whilst the '55-ers' tend to be waiting for me
at almost every light.
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