"With the construction of the 400-space underground parking garage beginning at the Railyard and the many summer events planned for the different locations around its perimeter, parking will be more difficult on Saturdays. Particularly challenging will be finding parking at the Farmers Market. To alleviate some of the hassles en route to the market, the city of Santa Fe, the New Mexico Department of Transportation and Santa Fe Trails has a possible parking solution, according to Joyce Bond, Public Works Marketing Manager.
"On June 24, July 1 and July 8 city staff will be giving out tote bags and free bus rides if market goers park at the NMDOT parking lot at 1120 Cerrillos Road beginning at 8:30 a.m. until noon. Adult riders will be given one free shopping bag and a free bus ride. Then on subsequent trips to the Saturday Farmers Market, if the person parks at the same lot and shows his or her bag to the driver, that ride is free too. 'This is a trial promotion and we hope to make it an annual event, at least until some of the parking structures are built,' said Bond.
Many shows and exhibitions are planned for El Museo Cultural, SITE Santa Fe, and Warehouse 21, located near the Farmers Market, throughout the summer weekends, and there will be parking attendants directing traffic to parking spaces at these events. For more information contact Joyce Bond at 505/470-0933; Laura Banish at 955-6046 or Sandi Duran at 955-6556."