Guadalupe Street - Walkability
In 2013, Creative Santa Fe launched the WALK [Santa Fe] project,
which was a month-long city prototyping project demonstrating simple,
affordable, and practical solutions to increase walkability in Santa Fe.
"WHAT IS WALKABILITY? A walkable downtown provides economic stimulus, attracts tourism, provides additional amenities for residents, promotes public health and public safety, and contributes to the environmental sustainability of the city." CreativeSantaFe.org
WALK [Santa Fe] was a month long city prototyping project demonstrating simple, affordable, and practical solutions to increase walkability in Santa Fe.
The project featured a clearly defined path, printed maps, and temporary street signs pointing the way to museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, and parks.
Each sign had an embedded QR code with specific directions
to get to each location through Google Maps technology.
Partnering with other non-profit organizations, CrSF hosted walking and biking events. “WALK [Santa Fe] Ambassadors” were on the streets to answer pedestrians’ questions, discuss the project, and demonstrate how to use the QR codes.
This project was in coordination with the national initiative WALK [Your City].
WALK [Santa Fe] had 81 program partners making WALK [Santa Fe]
the largest WALK [Your City] initiative project to date,
proof of Santa Fe’s commitment to becoming a more walkable and vibrant community.
Walkability directly impacts they vibrancy, energy, health, and prosperity of communities. As urban planner Jeff Speck, author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, describes, “The walkable city is not just a nice, idealistic notion. Rather, it is a simple, practical-minded solution to a host of complex problems
we face as a society.”
Why the Future belongs to Walkable Cities
Tues, August 13, 2013 @ 5:30 pm
Walkable Bikeable Communities
Wed, May 14, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Get To Know Santa Fe On Foot - 2013-2014
‘Bike Yoga - "Walking Santa Fe’
by Mark Aasmundstad
MARCH 30, 2015
SantaFe.com - Walk [Santa Fe] Promotes Foot Traffic, Addresses City’s Walkability’
OCTOBER 16, 2013
Albuquerque Journal - "Plan to make SF a more walkable city’
by Jackie Jadrnak
OCTOBER 20, 2013
‘SantaFe.com - Cyndi Conn of Creative Santa Fe talks about author Jeff Speck’s lecture tomorrow night’
by Honey Harris
AUGUST 12, 2013
Santa Fe New Mexican - "Urban planner to talk about boosting city’s walkability’
by Julie Anne Grimm
AUGUST 10, 2013