Santa Fe MPO news & updates

October 2023 it's walk and roll to school week!

Please enjoy the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization's Quarterly Newsletter, where people-powered transportation planning happens! Each quarter we share developments in our programs, plans, and projects driven by the voice of the public.

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Public Comment is Open Through 10/13 on the

St. Francis - St. Michael's Interchange

Design Alternatives

The NMDOT is wrapping up Phase IB of the evaluation of design alternatives for the St. Francis - St. Michael's interchange. Phase IB resulted in selecting a preferred design alternative: a ramp reconfiguration. All the alternatives include adding bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout the area! Visit the project page for more information or to submit a comment by 10/13.

Guadalupe Reconstruction is a GO!

If you've been downtown recently, you may have noticed the Guadalupe bridge over the Santa Fe River is closed. This is the first phase of the Guadalupe reconstruction from Agua Fria north to Paseo de Peralta. The reconstruction will reduce Guadalupe from four lanes to three and add bike lanes and wider sidewalks. Several years ago the MPO worked with community partners and local businesses to create a video about the project, which you can watch here.

Estimated project completion is January 8th, 2025. Details including the construction plans are available on the project website, and current closures are reported on the Orange Barrel Report.

Progress on New Acequia Trail Connection!

Cross-town bike riders and neighborhood residents alike will be pleased to hear that progress is being made for a critical connection of the Acequia Trail between Maez Road and Los Hermanos Rodriguez Park! Local non-profit Homewise understood their unique position to make this connection possible via property acquisition, allowing them to work towards their affordable housing goals and provide a huge win for City residents.

Homewise purchased the property at 1268 Maez and is now working with the City to create a public connection. This connection will allow walkers and bikers to access the neighborhoods and resources on either side without having to use Agua Fria or Cerrillos.

Homewise also utilized staff time and resources to secure a public easement from PNM for the Acequia Trail from Gallegos to Maez. Many thanks to them for this fruitful partnership!

Survey break!

Share your opinion on biking in Santa Fe.

The City Bicycling and Pedestrian Advisory Committee recently submitted an application to the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community designation program.

Community members can weigh in via a survey open through October 20th. Take it today and share it with friends!

Join in on Walk & Roll to School Week!

Plan and Program Updates

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

As of October 1st, the FFY2024-2029 TIP is in place! The TIP includes a new project funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program to improve the safety of signalized intersections throughout the City of Santa Fe for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. View the City's presentation to HSIP to learn more.

The MTP and BMP are up for updates, again!

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) have proposed additions to the project lists. Public comment is open 10/1/23 - 10/30/23. Email Leah at to make a comment and click below to view the interactive BMP map.

Fun stuff

Homewise is bringing nationally renowned author Henry Grabar to Santa Fe TODAY, 10/4! Registration is free. There will be a group bike ride prior departing at 5:15pm from the Railyard ending with free bike valet by Bike Santa Fe.

The Santa Fe Neighborhood Street Safety Study was approved and adopted by the Santa Fe MPO Transportation Policy Board. If you haven't seen the storymap, check it out! It is a unique combination of data and public perceptions.

The Outdoor Economics Conference is coming up in Santa Fe! There is still time to register and to apply for the Adventure Pitch; an opportunity to amplify your message and compete for $10,000! Apply by 10/8.

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