WALK [Santa Fe]
October 31 – November 30, 2013

WALK [Santa Fe] is a month long city prototyping project demonstrating simple, affordable, and practical solutions to increase walkability in Santa Fe. The goal of WALK [Santa Fe] is for Santa Fe residents, business owners, and visitors to experience the impact that clear signage and designated pathways can make for a more vibrant and connected downtown, and begin a discussion with city leaders to consider new wayfinding solutions for downtown Santa Fe.

Beginning October 31 and lasting the month of November, the project will feature a clearly defined path, a printed map, and temporary street signs pointing the way to museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, and parks. Each sign has an imbedded QR code with specific directions to get to each location through Google Maps technology. Partnering with other non-profit organizations, CrSF will host walking and biking events throughout the month. “WALK [Santa Fe] Ambassadors” will be on the streets to answer pedestrians’ questions, discuss the project, and demonstrate how to use the QR codes.

This project is in coordination with the national initiative WALK [Your City]. WALK [Santa Fe] has 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.”

 

WALK [Santa Fe]: PARTICIPANTS

Andiamo
Antique Warehouse
Axle Contemporary
Baca Street Arts District
Baca Street Railyard
Beestro
Bistro 315
Blue Corn Café
Bon Marche
Canyon Road Galleries
Casa Chimayo Restaurante
Casa Nova Gallery
CENTER
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art
Charlotte Shop
Collected Works Bookstore
Cowgirl BBQ
Daniella Clothing + More
David Richard Gallery
Design Center
Design Warehouse
DeVargas Park and Skatepark
Doubletake
El Museo Cultura
ElectroBiking
EVOKE Contemporary
Five and Dime
Flying Star Café
Goler Fine Imported Shoes
Georgia O’ Keeffe Museum
Il Piatto
Inn at Loretto
James Kelly Contemporary
J.Crew
Junction Restaurant
La Casa Sena
La Fonda Hotel
Lensic Theater
Maya, Mira!
MoCNA
Momo and Co. Bakery and Boba Tea Bar
Museum Hill
New Mexico History Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
New Mexico School for the Arts
Only Green Design
Palace of the Governors
Patina Gallery
POP Gallery
Rail Runner
Railyard Performance Center

 
Railyard Stewards
REI
Rooftop Pizzeria
Rio Chama
Sanbusco
SantaCafe
Santa Fe Artisans Market
Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Santa Fe Clay
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Santa Fe Culinary Academy
Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau
Santa Fe Farmer’s Market
Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Shops
Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation
Santa Fe Sage Inn
Santa Fe School of Cooking
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Santa Fe REP
Shiprock Santa Fe
Santuario de Guadalupe
Second Street Brewery
SITE
Taberna
Tierra Encantada Charter School
Tomasitas
Verve Gallery
Warehouse 21
Wade Wilson Art
William Siegal Gallery
Yares Art Projects
Youth Media Project
Zane Bennett Gallery
333 Montezuma Arts

WALK [Santa Fe]: PARTNERS

Chamber of Commerce
City of Santa Fe
Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
The Convergence Project with Story of Place Institute
     Master’s Program
Metropolitan Planning Organization
New Mexico School for the Arts
Only Green Design

Santa Fe County
Santa Fe Prep
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Surroundings Studio