Bike to Work Week: Ridera TMs 7-mile ...

Bike to Work Week: Ridera TMs 7-mile tour offers art, history, ...

There are 18 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from May 10, 2009, titled Bike to Work Week: Ridera TMs 7-mile tour offers art, history, .... In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

These days, when flowers are blooming, grass is greening up and the days are long, my daily bicycle commute seems like something one would savor on vacation.

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Intercultural

Santa Fe, NM

#1 May 11, 2009
So much description yet no map. Impossibly complicated this way. Yet it's quite simple actually.
Intercultural

Santa Fe, NM

#2 May 11, 2009
Wait, pastoral setting? Seriously, only in your imagination. And shouldn't "shady beer garden" be "shaded beer garden"? Unless it is actually criminally oriented.
Ms_Anne_Thrope

Leesburg, VA

#3 May 11, 2009
Intercultural wrote:
So much description yet no map. Impossibly complicated this way. Yet it's quite simple actually.
Good point.
Tom

Albuquerque, NM

#4 May 11, 2009
Here's the web link to the City's web site, the link to the bike map is on the left. It's a fat file, so it'll take some time to download. Be patient, take a look and get on your bike and ride!

http://www.santafenm.gov/DocumentView.asp...
Justice Day

United States

#5 May 11, 2009
Oh happy day! and happy trails! Great article about a great attribute in Santa Fe! Totally cool!!
Marsha in Florida

Saint Cloud, FL

#6 May 11, 2009
How wonderful and thoughtful of the city planners to think of
people that choose to leave their cars at home! While in Florida I have seen very few trails. I miss the mountains and advantages in Santa Fe

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe

#7 May 11, 2009
Tom wrote:
Here's the web link to the City's web site, the link to the bike map is on the left. It's a fat file, so it'll take some time to download. Be patient, take a look and get on your bike and ride!
http://www.santafenm.gov/DocumentView.asp...
Thank You
Barbara McIntyre

Santa Fe, NM

#8 May 11, 2009
Terrific!

More articles like this!!
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#9 May 11, 2009
Nice article. Not only does it point out paths but sights along the way and factors one might consider when riding such as the curb cuts. Things we may have missed. I would wait till the ride home to stop at 2nd St. Brewery however. And yes it is a Shady garden because not all of it is shaded. I'm also sure you can find some shady characters too.
eli

United States

#10 May 11, 2009
very cool...thanks!
Rusty Russell

Morgantown, WV

#11 May 11, 2009
This is great. I visit Sanat Fe several times a year,and it would be good to have bike trail maps that show interconnects. It would also be relly good to have bike renatls at hotels outside of the downtown area or a service that delivers the bike to hotels or other key spots--maybe also the railyard for thos arriving by train.
DLTorres

Santa Fe, NM

#12 May 11, 2009
Note to all bikers. Pedestrians use this rail trail and the trail from Santa Fe High to Sam's club. It is very dangerous for the pedestrians when bikes are speeding up on the walkers. It is just like a fast car speeding up on a biker. Putting a biker in danger. Same thing. Slow it down when pedestrians are walking on the trail. It is not only a biking trail. It is for all.
Myles Horton Lives

Albuquerque, NM

#13 May 11, 2009
Thanks for the excellent article! This town is well suited for cycling as transportation for almost the entire year. Folks need more education, such as this piece, so they can learn to ride our city (and drive while respecting cyclist.) Drivers should remember that cyclists are helping reduce greenhouse emissions, road wear and tear, and dependence on fossil fuels. Tip your hat to the cycle commuter!
Red Green

Raleigh, NC

#14 May 11, 2009
A great, informative, well-written article by an expert reporter. Thanks! Maybe it'll even get a few vehicles off the steets.
Khal Spencer

Los Alamos, NM

#15 May 11, 2009
Very good point, DL Torres. "Bike trails" are in practice multiuser trails and shared by a variety of people including pedestrians. Everyone on these trails needs to look out for each other, use the trails safely, and have fun. A good guide to trail etiquette should be available and I assume the trails are signed appropriately for shared use.

Tom makes some excellent points about safety and these should be taken to heart. We might want to actually post "dismount zones" at busy places such as the Santa Fe Depot. Otherwise, users need to remember that trails have traffic as well as their own hazards, and have to be ridden in a safe and sane manner.

Khal Spencer
Bicycling Coalition of New Mexico Board Member
DLTorres wrote:
Note to all bikers. Pedestrians use this rail trail and the trail from Santa Fe High to Sam's club. It is very dangerous for the pedestrians when bikes are speeding up on the walkers. It is just like a fast car speeding up on a biker. Putting a biker in danger. Same thing. Slow it down when pedestrians are walking on the trail. It is not only a biking trail. It is for all.
get a clue

Albuquerque, NM

#16 May 11, 2009
City of Santa Fe, one big hippie commune for those who never got out to the 60's - except for red light cameras and high taxes!
Margaret

Santa Fe, NM

#17 May 11, 2009
Here's another site that helps hikers and mountain bike riders, as well as commuters on bikes: http://trailsofsantafe.org/

So far Trails of Santa Fe has trained dozens of Santa Fe volunteers on how to maintain and upgrade sustainable mountain trails. You can also report problems you find on trails at the web site.
Tom

Albuquerque, NM

#18 May 11, 2009
get a clue wrote:
City of Santa Fe, one big hippie commune for those who never got out to the 60's - except for red light cameras and high taxes!
Oh, come on now! Red light cameras began in Albuquerque, and they're an effective traffic safety device, so I'm glad we have 'em here in Santa Fe. High taxes are everywhere and the '60s remark doesn't merit a reply!

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