37 thoughts on “Boulevard of Bicycle Dreams

  1. Nice pic and great colors. Not too long ago I found myself on a “bicycle boulevard” that had not been so designated the prior time I had been there. The speed limit was something like 14 mph and I was half way down the street before I realized it. Now I look for streets so designated when I’m anywhere in that area. I’m glad this city has “bicycle boulevards.”

    • Hi Susan. I’ve seen them at 18 mph, but 14 mph would not surprise me. Although, I’ve never seen a bicycle rider on the bicycle boulevards when I’ve driven on them.

      • “…something like 14 mph…” probaby was 18 mph. 😉 I’ve never seen a rider, either.

      • I suppose the bicycle boulevard can double for scooter boulevards now. They lowered the speed limit to 20 mph downtown when the scooters were introduced. I think they might have taken down the 18 mph bicycle boulevard speed limit signs on Silver. I don’t recall seeing them lately.

  2. In 1987 I was on a bicycle ride in Cleveland and I did not feel safe on the road with cars passing me so close 🙂

    • Hi Harry. Even with the bicycle boulevards, Albuquerque has the highest per capita bicycle fatalities in the USA. It’s become very dangerous to ride in Albuquerque; therefore, I don’t ride anymore.

  3. Wonderful picture, Tim! I love the way cities are adding colorful features and murals these day, I think it really makes a difference in the atmosphere.

    • Hi Tiffany. It’s a colorful fence, and a big out of shape at the moment. I don’t think it was meant to be permanent,but it’s been there about 10 years or so.

  4. The fence originally grabbed my attention, but then I noticed the subtle similarity between the bicycle wheels on the sign and the window decorations on the building.

    • Yes! Thank you for that. Good eye for the subtle details. We street photographers tend to notice the subtleties and the reasons why we noticed and take certain photos.

  5. The architecture there is very interesting for me to see. Very different from here. I love the colored fence. That just adds so much to that whole area. Looks like a lot of creative type folks reside there?

  6. I love the old architecture. I think that is why I get so excited when I visit the dr. in Santa Monica. All the modern mixed with old architecture is so beautiful and fascinating to me. I’m in awe when looking at them all! So beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos Timothy!❤️️

    • Hi Kelly we have a mix of old and new. In the late 60’s and 70’s a lot of nice old buildings were torn down in the name of urban renewal. Forty to fifty years later, the trend has been to build in similar styles to the buildings that were torn down.

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