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Safe Routes to School

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is a federally funded program that promotes safe conditions for students to walk or bike to and from school.  Safe routes can be achieved through new infrastructure improvements, educational activities, and enforcement of existing rules and regulations.


In the summer of 2008, a Safe Routes to School Committee was established.  Several organizations partnered together to create the Farmington Walk and Roll Program.  These groups include staff from the City of Farmington Traffic Engineering, the Farmington Police Department, the Farmington MPO, San Juan College, principals, teachers, and parent volunteers.

Participating elementary schools currently include Mesa Verde, McKinley, Apache, and Ladera schools.  In March 2009, the SRTS Committee received a SRTS Phase 1 grant which provided $15,000 in federal funds for developing SRTS Action Plans for these schools and for other safe routes activities.  In August 2011, the City of Farmington received $25,000 for a SRTS Phase 2 grant for non-infrastructure activities and $250,000 for Infrastructure projects.

Safe Routes to School Demographic Cimposition

The MPO has also worked with the City of Bloomfield.  Student arrival counts were taken at Central Primary during the 2010-2011 school year.  The MPO hopes SRTS activities can occur at schools in Aztec and Bloomfield.

Student Arrival Counts

As a way to evaluate how the SRTS programs are progressing, student arrival counts are taken in the spring and fall.  Volunteers track the number of students arriving by vehicle, by school bus, or by walking/biking.


Spring 2011
Fall 2011
Spring 2012
 Fall 2012
 Mesa Verde






Spring 2013
 Fall 2013 Spring 2014   Fall 2014
 Apache Apache    Animas
 McKinley McKinley    Apache
 Mesa Verde Mesa Verde  McKinley 
 Ladera Ladera  Mesa Verde 

Spring 2015 
 Fall 2015  
Animas Animas     
Mesa Verde  

SRTS Committee Meeting Minutes
 2014 2015 
 February 13
March 20
April 10
May 8
June 12
August 7
     September 11
October 9
November 13

Other SRTS Links

City of Farmington
800 Municipal Drive
Farmington, NM 87401
Ph: 505-327-7701