Ramblin’ Round Raton (RRR) is seeking volunteers to assess various walking routes in downtown Raton as part of a workshop to enhance and promote walking for both health and transportation.

The workshop is scheduled for 3-6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 16th at the Center for Sustainable Community, 130 Park Ave. in Raton. Drinks and snacks will be provided by the University of New Mexico’s Prevention Research Center, one of the stakeholders in the RRR walking coalition.

After a brief overview of best practices for making communities more walkable, workshop participants will divide into small groups to assess on foot several target areas in town. Potential sites might include:

  • Longfellow School
  • Raton Intermediate School
  • 2nd Street from Ripley Park to Sugarite Avenue
  • Apache Avenue from 2nd Street to the entrance of Climax Canyon Park
  • From the east end of Rio Grande Avenue across the rail yard to the Raton Regional Aquatic CenterThe assessments are expected to last about an hour, after which the small groups will reconvene to discuss their findings and various alternatives for improving conditions. All are welcome – volunteers do not need any specific skills. Please dress appropriately to be outdoors, including comfortable walking shoes.