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Metropolitan Planning Organization Partners with Local Organizations on Creating Safe Routes to Southside Parks
The Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which manages transportation planning for the Santa Fe region, found a natural partner in the Railyard Park Conservancy to seek funding for creating Safe Routes to Parks. In January 2021, the Railyard Park Conservancy was one of seven organizations nationwide to be awarded a Safe Routes to Parks grant. This grant will aid in identifying connectivity solutions between parks, green spaces, neighborhoods, schools, and trails on Santa Fe’s south side.
The grant funding will be used to strengthen public outreach in the local community and begin implementation of the action plan aimed at improving safe and equitable connectivity between parks and trails for Southside communities.
This effort also provides the opportunity for synergy with several other planning efforts the MPO is involved in: creating a Safe Routes to Schools program, the City’s Multimodal Transition Plan, and technical assistance provided by the National Parks Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program to examine the existing and future trail network.
Together, these efforts seek to collaborate and engage with Southside residents to improve the transportation environment with the goal of making it safe and pleasant for all.
The Railyard Park Conservancy, MPO, and partner organizations are actively soliciting community collaboration with groups, individuals, and organizations that serve the south side of Santa Fe and encourage interested parties to reach out.
To get involved or learn more contact Leah Yngve, MPO Transportation Planner, Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization; (505) 955-6614; [bot protected email address]