What is a Multi-Modal Plan?

The multi-modal transition study will develop strategies to increase access to the City of Santa Fe via public transit, walking, bicycling, and parking management. It will help the City of Santa Fe reach equity, environmental, social, and health goals. 

The strategy includes a broad public outreach that aims to collect input from the people who may benefit from changes to our transportation system, those whose access to city assets may be improved, and those whose business may gain from increased visitation or an increase in employee access. 

There are multiple events happening.

Bike Month is in May of 2021, this is a chance to get involved with the bicycle community in Santa Fe, and try out the bike infrastructure already in place so you know exactly where improvements should be made. See the Bike Month website for details. 

Remember too to take our survey

If you have students in the Santa Fe Public School system, make sure to look out for our student survey, which will likely be followed up with Safe Routes To School Events such as walk and roll to school day. This gives you an opportunity to try out pedestrian infrastructure near your school locations, which will give you insight on some of the issues.

Keep your eye out for a soon to be released parking survey as well.

And if you want to stay abreast of transportation announcements in Santa Fe, sign up for the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Newsletter.

The general survey (LINK) is out now,  or access la encuesta en español (ENLACE).  

There have been multiple efforts in the recent past that have also garnered feedback. These were reviewed and are summarized here.

A recent survey of nearly 4,000 visitors to the area found that most walked to get around Santa Fe, this in addition to or in lieu of a private automobile. Still, 415 of these used a city provided bus or shuttle, and many road a bike during their stay. Convenience and travel time of buses seems to be a large factor in visitor travel choice, and nearly half of those surveyed would be willing to take a bus if the public transit service was improved. However, sidewalks may also need to be improved to encourage more visitors to walk. Read the visitor survey summary.

These areas were selected because they contain representative transportation-based issues that are seen all over Santa Fe. Ultimately, the plan aims to address a multi-modal transition everywhere in the city, but uses these locations for specific planning examples. 


Your input is essential!

Please take our survey for the chance to win a $50 grocery card,

or contact us with any additional comments or questions addressing these to

Leah Yngve, SFMPO planner:

Phone: (505) 955-6614

[email protected]

review documents

Read the Project Purpose, Goals and Objectives

The plan purpose, goals and objectives provide the foundation for the project team and public to analyze existing transportation infrastructure, policies, and programs.

Read the Existing Conditions Report on Transit

Transit Schedule Review

In our documents, you will see a review of the state of transit affairs. Now the team is looking at the transit schedule in order to improve it.
Read the doc

Read the Existing Conditions Report on Parking

Parking availability varies both spatially and temporally. The team is looking at linking assets creatively and in new ways
read about the assets
National Center for Safe Routes to School


What is SFTS and how do these efforts have synergy?

Safe Routes to school

This national effort to increase the number of students who can safely walk or roll to schools is just getting started in Santa Fe
Learn More about SRTS

Understanding the current patterns

data collection

The Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning organization is collecting pedestrian and bicycle counts now throughout 2021 using 3 different methods. Contact the SFMP for more information.
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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.