Demonstration Projects

Demonstration Projects

Testing possibilities 

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. 

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.

The MPO was awarded funding from the

to conduct pop-up protected bike lane demonstrations around Santa Fe!
Sponsored by AARP, the Santa Fe MPO, and City of Santa Fe with collaboration from Santa Fe Safe Routes to School

2022 Bike-in Movie

At this event participants were able to ride their bike to an out-door screen and watched Mean Girls

2022 Art-By-Bike!

At this event participants experienced live music and interactive art activities connected by the River Trail and a protected bike lane on Agua Fria.

2024 pop-up protected bike lane: June 1st, 2024 on Second Street for Art by Bike!

2023 pop-up protected bike lane: May 27-29, 2023, Avenida de las Campanas and Rodeo for Santa Fe 2023 Bike Month

Read the Pop-up protected Bike lane report covering our first two events

 The first demonstration in the report was from

8am, Saturday, October 9th
4pm, Sunday, October 10th
on Paseo de Peralta from Cerrillos to Old Santa Fe Trail,
in the outer eastbound lane.
Yes this was the weekend of the 2021 Santa Fe Century and part of the route!
The second 
demonstration in the report was 
November 30th 7 AM to 5 PM,
North and southbound Paseo del Sol from Nina Otero Community school to the Tierra Contenta trail north of Jaguar.

Kids ride this road every week to school! 

Help us get the information we need!

Let us know what you think!

  • Are protected bike lanes necessary?
  • Where do we absolutely need one?
  • Are they confusing to riders or drivers? 
  • Would having one make you want to ride your bike more?

Feel free to give us your thoughts via email ([email protected])




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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.