Special Projects

MPO Special Projects

MPO Special Projects are lead by the MPO and address a variety of issues pertaining to our mission and understanding. 

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Street Design In an Evolving Context

We are all watching as our worlds change around us

We have all seen so much change in the cities we were born in, in the places we grew up. Some of us stayed there and watched the changes, some of us were part of those changes, some of us will be part of coming changes. 

In the City of Santa Fe,

many high-speed roads once designed and appropriate for a rural area now bisect neighborhoods. What was useful in a once rural context may be dangerous in the current residential context. How do we know where this has happened? Should we take action?  In 2023 the SFMPO released a report considering these questions. But the story isn't over yet...
Read the evolving story

Are Protected Bike lanes An Improvement?

Protected bike lanes

are bike lanes with a physical/vertical separation between the bike lane and vehicle lane. They have been installed in hundreds of cities across the US, but not yet in Santa Fe. This type of bike lane has been shown to improve safety and comfort for all road users and especially people biking.

Will We implement these?

The Santa Fe MPO, with funding support from AARP, conducts temporary pop-up protected bike lanes around the city for the community to try out this type of infrastructure. Read more about these efforts!
Read about these Demonstration Efforts

Learn about our 2021 outreach Efforts for the Acequia and River Trails

Fun stuff!

The “built environment” affects us. We live our lives among the bricks and mortar, under the streetlights and on the pavements. What is happening for you there? Please share with us!

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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.