City of Santa Fe Safe Routes to School Program
|Level of Government:||State & Local|
|Posted Date:||Sep 9, 2020|
|Due Date:||Oct 5, 2020|
See Bid/RFP documents for additional submission details.
A. DETAILED SCOPE OF WORK
The selected consulting team will provide technical support, coordination and documentation/plan formatting services and federal, state transportation planning requirements included in the FHWA’s Transportation Alternatives program, by assisting with development and integration of the following SRTS strategic goals and objectives:
1. Develop a sustainable SRTS program for Kindergarten through 8 th grade schools within the Santa Fe Public School District that focuses on the core values of SRTS including education, encouragement, equity, engineering/design, and evaluation. The program shall include but is not limited to the following:
A. an educational component that develops and/or utilizes engaging and age appropriate materials and curricula around pedestrian & bicycle safety, health and wellness benefits from walking and bicycling, the broad range of transportation choices available in the community, driver responsibility and awareness, and other relevant information to address specific local needs as identified;
B. an encouragement component that includes school specific Walk and Bike to School maps, regular activities and events, such as Walk and Roll to school day, Walking Wednesdays, Two-wheel Tuesdays, and other events and programs as developed by the individual schools, such as a Walking School Bus and/or Bicycle Train program, to incorporate SRTS into each school's unique culture;
C. an equity component to ensure underserved and vulnerable populations are engaged and empowered, and unique barriers that underserved populations face are identified, analyzed, and addressed;
D. an engineering component to evaluate walking and biking routes to schools and make recommendations to city traffic engineers and Santa Fe School District leadership for infrastructure projects to make the streets, sidewalks and walkways safe for students and the community;
E. an evaluation component to assess, review and analyze program effectiveness, monitor outcomes, conduct parent and student survey's, and employ the assistance (via stipends) of teachers and school administrators to assist in data gathering and monitoring of transportation patterns at each school; and
F. an enforcement component that is respectful to community values and public engagement revelations so as to coordinate and facilitate traffic safety, relationship building with local law enforcement, crossing guards, school administrators and the general public.
2. Establish a local SRTS Team/Coalition to guide the development of the Action Plan and implementation strategies identified in the local SRTS Action Plan and program as a whole.
3. Develop a SRTS Action Plan within the first year. The Action plan shall, at a minimum include the following:
A. SRTS Overview including why the program is important and demonstrate benefits as evidenced from existing programs
B. Existing conditions inventory of select school, entry ways, parking lots, ingress, egress, surrounding roadway design, pedestrian and bicycle facilities and nearby pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
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i. Policies and Programs
ii. Arrivals and Departures
iii. Roadway infrastructure and any land use contributing factors within ½ mile of each school
iv. Base Maps
4. Public Engagement Initiatives (with consideration of safe COVID-19 practices)
Physical Improvements including School Improvement Maps
Core Value Recommendations
B. Action Steps – Based on recommendations specific actional objectives with associated time frames and cost estimates
C. Resources and Recommendations
5. Pursue any relevant and appropriate training opportunities for the consulting team and program coordinator, local champions, and school representatives.
5. Assist the City and the MPO with the development of a refined scope of work that details an agreed upon strategy for the development of a Safe Routes to School Program. Please note the initial proposal and subsequent scope of work was developed pre-COVID-19 era. We recognize that substantive changes in public engagement, travel and training and other such project elements are going to require innovative, safe and approaches. We look forward to working with a team to develop creative solutions and opportunities during this time.
A. Incorporate relevant existing public input data and recent public input efforts conducted by the City, Schools and MPO to inform additional public engagement efforts.
B. Incorporate any existing relevant planning initiatives that may leverage and inform SRTS planning and programing.
C. Please note it is intended via the grant agreement with the City that there will be additional expenditures outside of the consultant contract such as local stipends for SFPS Staff and training expenditures for key stakeholders and other items and will be derived from the development of the Action Plan.
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