SANTA FE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS HIRING A NEW FULLTIME SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL COORDINATOR!
For more information see flyer below and go to https://go.sfps.info/SRSCoordinator
See information on Walk and Roll to School events under “Encouragement“!
Santa Fe Conservation Trust has pursued “Safe Routes to School” – the promotion of walking and bicycling to school – through a federally-funded contract with the City of Santa Fe, complemented by support from the state Outdoor Recreaion Division and the efforts of staff of the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization, Santa Fe Public Schools, and other partners.
Encouraging Santa Fe’s families to walk or ride a bicycle in the community is a natural extension of SFCT’s “community conservation” approach. Just like the natural-surface, recreational trails that SFCT has helped develop and maintain in public and private open space in practically every direction from town, the walkways and bikeways where we live, work, and go to school represent opportunities for healthier people, environment, and economy for Santa Fe.
The objective of Santa Fe Safe Routes to School (SRTS) since 2021 has been to establish a city-wide SRTS Action Plan founded on development of pilot activities in the areas of the “Four Es” – Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Engineering, along with additional emphasis on Equity and Evaluation.
The end result after two-and-a-half school years is a funded and sustainable community-wide SRTS program moving forward under the guidance of Santa Fe Public Schools in January 2024. We will know we are successful if more schoolchildren are walking and biking to school, which could signal a somewhat radical change in the mindset of our auto-centric community.
- Assessment of Routes and Recommendations for Engineering and Enforcement
- Action Plan – Santa Fe Safe Routes to School Action Plan passed by Metropolitan Tranportation Policy Board on Dec 14, 2023!
Resources from Safe Routes National Partnership
- What is Safe Routes to School? – Un manual sobre las rutas seguras a la escuela
- Key Messages and Discussion Points – Mensajes claves y puntos de discusión