Santa Fe MPO news & updates
January 2022 happy new year!
Please enjoy the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization's Quarterly Newsletter! Each quarter we share developments in the programs, plans, and projects we're working on.
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It's a good time to be a transportation project!
Improvements of all types are advancing with full and partial funding
and more opportunities on the horizon.
Guadalupe Street (above) will be reconstructed to include wider sidewalks, bike lanes, and landscaping.
The Santa Fe transportation plans are coming to life with 19 roadway and trails projects fully or partially funded within the City of Santa Fe. The projects include:
  • 4 intersection improvements
  • 10 roadway improvements
  • 3 multi-use trails
  • 1 wayfinding signage project

Click for a list of the projects and more details as presented at the November 8th, 2021 Public Works and Utilities Committee.
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
will provide new funding opportunities
It may be old news (this newsletter is only quarterly, after all), but the MPO is still excited about the potential opportunities in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed in November. Some highlights include:
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is now eligible for more funding sources
  • More funding for the Transportation Alternatives Program which has funded design and construction of many local trails
  • Shared micromobility (think bike-share or scooter-share) can be funded with Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program funds
  • New Carbon Reduction Program to fund projects that reduce transportation emissions
  • New Healthy Streets Program to improve drainage and mitigate heat
  • More flexibility in Highway Safety Improvement Program funding to include Safe Routes to School programming, behavioral safety programs, traffic calming, and roadway safety improvements to include protected bike lanes.
Second pop-up protected bike lane
helped kids get to school safely!
On November 30th, the MPO teamed up with Santa Fe Safe Routes to School to provide a pop-up protected bike lane on Paseo del Sol from the Tierra Contenta Trail to Nina Otero Community School. Students regularly bike Paseo del Sol for Bike Train Tuesdays to get to school and with the after school bike club.
All smiles at the after school bike club
Braving the chilly morning to bike to burritos waiting at school
City Streets Team did a superb job with set up and take down
Find more pics and videos on our Instagram and Facebook!
Pop-up protected bike lanes
reduced illegal speeding
The MPO collected vehicle speed data with a handheld speed gun during pop-up protected bike lane demonstrations and in the same location during normal conditions.

As shown to the right, on Paseo de Peralta, speed limit compliance tripled with the protected bike lane and excessive speeding (5 mph over the speed limit) was reduced by 86% during a 2-hour window. More details here.
Plan and Program Updates
Safe Routes to School Program is underway!
The Santa Fe Conservation Trust is planning and programming for the Santa Fe Safe Routes to School Program! To get involved, contact coordinator Tim Rogers at
Fun stuff
Santa Fe Bike Month isn't until May, but the planning begins this week. Have an idea? Want to get involved? Email MPO staff member Leah Yngve.
The "Blue Bus" Mountain Trail route is now officially free! During winter service schedule, all passengers receive a $5 token valid at Ski Santa Fe.
The Santa Fe Conservation Trust is hiring a Community Engagement Specialist to support the Safe Routes to School program!
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