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Pedestrian Facility Improvement Project

Pedestrian Facility Improvement Program

GOAl: to develop a list of high priority (ranked) pedestrian Improvement proects under 50k for construction based on objective criteia

Bus Stops

In December of 2018, Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization (SFMPO) and the City of Santa Fe (City) hired Sites Southwest (SSW) to help prioritize the pedestrian improvement projects identified in three of Santa Fe’s previous planning efforts. They examined bus stops, curb ramps, sidewalks, and intersections.

Curb Ramps
Sidewalks identified in the Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP)

The Sites Southwest team developed scoring criteria and an evaluation matrix based on improvements identified in the City of Santa Fe’s Transition Public Right-of-Way Update (PROW, 2017), The Santa Fe Metropolitan Bus Stop and Sidewalk Connectivity Assessment (2016), and the Santa Fe Metropolitan Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) 2015-2040 (2015).

Sidewalks

As more pedestrian improvement projects are identified they can be added to the GIS data, which then can be used to rate them based on the same criteria identified in the previous task. The map can then be updated to reflect any new or completed projects. 

Intersections
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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. 

Scoring Criteria

The supporting documents listed in the description of the project each scored the facilities initially according to this summary table.

The Sites Southwest team then used this criteria to further refine their initial score. This ultimately created an index which is able to prioritize pedestrian improvements. The results are that

  1. Bus Stops: Most bus stop projects scored 24 or below. Projects scored between 27 and 7. One scored 27, two scored 26 and five scored 25. None scored the possible high score of 28.
  2. Curb Ramps: Most curb ramps scored 26 or below. Projects scored between 28 and 2. Three scored 28 and five scored 27. None scored the possible high score of 29.
  3. Sidewalks: Most projects scored below 25. Projects scored between 28 and 2. Three sidewalks scored 28, 33 scored 26, and 51 scored 25. None scored the possible high score of 29.
  4. PMP Sidewalks: Most projects scored below 25. Projects scored between 26 and 2. Four scored 26 and 35 scored 25. None scored the possible high score of 29.
  5. Intersections: Most projects scored below 27. Projects scored between 28 and 2. Five scored 28 and nine scored 27. None scored the possible high score of 29.