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Santa Fe’s Street Stories

Because our transportation network plays a role in our Stories

  • You or your parents must have an active email account in order to enter this contest.
  • Submissions will be accepted from Santa Fe Youth (older than 12 and younger than 19) until November 30, 2020. 
  • All submissions MUST be associated with a signed parental consent form.
    • Please email the image or copy of the signed consent form to the email provided in the form.
    • The photographer’s email address provided on the consent form must match the email provided during the submission of the photographs so that parental consent may be linked correctly with the photographer. 
  • Each participant can submit up to 3 photos: submit these sequentially, not all at once. 
  • Make sure to read and follow the terms and conditions (these are located under the “Add Photo” button in the submission box above)! 
Can’t see the submission form in the box above? Try following this link.
  • All participating youth must associate a parental consent form with their photos (each submission can include up to 3 photos).
  • Please email this consent form to [email protected] 

 Download the parental consent form.

First Place $500.00

Second Place $350.00

Third Place $250.00

Fourth Place $100.00

Contact Erick Aune with all issues and questions via email.

 [email protected]

Activity Book!

Follow Francis as she has a busy day in Santa Fe with her family! The pdf holds fun transportation-related activities and games,  and is interactive when you download it

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Santa Fe Street Stories
Below the activity book

Rose's Story

My husband had taken me to Joseph’s to celebrate my birthday a couple of summers ago. We were in town to explore moving here. I remember I looked out the window and noticed bicyclists whizzing past. I thought, “Oh, this is a town where people get around on bikes!” We moved here and were riding our bikes past Joseph’s and my husband recalled our dinner. He said "now you’re one of those people here who gets around by bike."

Carlos's Story

Streets and the right-of-way have a lot of unused space. Last year, I started spreading tons of native wildflower seeds and, this year, I've been seeing a lot of them blossoming where I walk.

We want to hear your story too!!

Sarah's Story

The street in front of my house reminds me of an egg with all of its cracks. There are also patterns of weeds growing inbetween the asphalt.

Melissa's Story

My favorite streets in Santa Fe are the ones that termed "Bike friendly". They have the Sharrows and a side bike lane. I live on Don Gaspar Ave and to me, this is a lovely street. It is only missing curb cuts that would support the large beautfiul trees. I feel sad to see all that stormwaster resource flowing away.

here are ways to Reach us

You can message us, or post it on our page

Use our survey monkey link, and we can post it on this page after review

email Leah or Hannah, anytime, about anything. Title it "street story" if you hope to see it on this page!

Jennifer's Story

Guadalupe Street is bustling with stores, restaurants, and entertainment...as well stories....This is my neighborhood and we walk and drive Guadalupe Street daily. I love it and love the historic and growing sense of community in our neighborhood.
Jennifer included a non-SFMPO community Link!

Erick's story

For several years my commute was with my young daughters along Aqua Fria Street, which brought us past a weird castle looking apartment. The Tower house and the fabled Princess awaiting the Prince on the horse to rescue her. Five years later, they still reflect on her fate each time we pass.

Anonymous

My street is narrow, which forces all of us to pass slowly and interact with each other.

Daniel's Story

First, I have to say that our investments in trail infrastructure have changed the community for the better. I ride a bike to work and find the new trails amazing. So many more people out and about. This is what is at the core of community. But I also have been walking a baby with a stroller regularly over the last year and am pretty alarmed about the condition of sidewalks, access, obstructions etc. If people with stroller or people in wheelchairs can't get to the trails, it's like not having them.

Melinda's Story

One beautiful autumn day I grabbed my watercolors and bicycled down the Santa River Walk-Bike Trail. The mountains were glowing, with bits of snow at the top, so I stopped to paint the scene. Suddenly, I felt a tap on my shoulder. A friend was running along the trail and wanted to buy my painting.

Leah's Story

Once I was biking on the rail-trail and I ran into a girl who had the same bike as me! We stopped and chatted a bit, and when she introduced herself, She said "hi my name is Leah.” That’s my name!

Hannah's Story

The first time I spent the night in Santa Fe was over Christmas. My friends that I was visiting took me caroling up canyon road. I later found out that my future husband was also there, though we didn’t meet that night. Now I always think of possibilities when they string the lights on Canyon.

Thanks to 

Frank Buffalo Hyde

for the use of his mural used at the top of this page,

and visable in-person at the IAIA campus in Santa Fe.

Click on his name above to go to his website

Ah... the glorious cars

“While crossing today, at Alta Vista and St. Francis with the crossing sign for pedestrians I was challenged by two large pickup trucks who came at speed to the crosswalk, one from the east and one from the west. I was not sure they would stop for me or the woman crossing in the opposite direction. For a moment I stood still and raised both arms. They both stopped. I gestured toward the woman to indicate the driver should look for her. Am I wrong? Do cars Yield to Pedestrians or challenge them? This threatening behavior of drivers is endemic in Santa Fe and more so on these "in town highways" like St. Francis Dr. I cannot comment on the phrase "Glorious cars" of this photo taken at Cerrillos near Zafarano Dr. I am too abashed by the poor driving habits of too many Santa Fe drivers.”
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After mapping, projects can be prioritized for funding and implementation. The highest priority projects will be accessible for review with member governments so they can be included into the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). . Based on concentrations of high priority projects, high priority pedestrian improvement zones can be designated to complete improvements by geographic area.