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Comment by once banned twice shy on May 28, 2013 at 11:13am

Here's what I am confused about regarding the loop road at Jefferson:  apparently, APS does not bother to consult with the city with regard to how their traffic solutions might affect city traffic; in this case, traffic on Lomas--which is a freaking busy road at drop off times as it is.  APS just does what they want to do and screw the city, basically.  But Brad Winter is a city councilor as well as APS Chief Operations Manager.  Seems that he is working at cross purposes here.  This whole thing is completely jacked-up because once again, APS isn't addressing the root cause of the traffic mess:  parents who insist on driving their little monsters to school--which is magnified because APS allows parents to change districts so easily.  So you have people whose children should probably be going to school downtown, but don't want their children to go to those "bad" schools which are bad because they are abandoned.  Don't even get me started on the obese children conundrum.  Maybe they are obese because they are toted around in cars to school as well as every activity?  Gah.

Comment by Adelita on May 28, 2013 at 9:33pm

obts, as a mother I don't appreciate you referring to children as little monsters.   And harping on obese children is unlikely a result of being driven to school. Say what you want about APS, but don't criticize children. 

Comment by Dan M on May 29, 2013 at 8:15am

@OBTSI couldn't agree more.  I wrote a full length response to the Jefferson loop road proposal and why it's not good --> http://urbanabq.com/2013/05/24/why-dont-children-walk-to-school-any...

Apparently, APS has not done any sort of traffic or emissions study regarding this road.  Also, this road completely undermines the Girard Complete Streets Master Plan which calls for a larger emphasis on bike/ped infrastructure.  

The only thing the city can do is not give APS their curb cut on Lomas.  Call your city councilor and tell them not to give that curb cut.  

Comment by misterhinkydink on May 29, 2013 at 10:38am

Anyone else notice that 'gah' is 'hag' spelled backwards?

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