Safe Routes to School

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 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014  Spring 2015  Fall 2015
Apache Apache Apache Animas  Animas  Animas
McKinley McKinley McKinley Apache  Apache  Apache
Mesa Verde Mesa Verde Mesa Verde McKinley  McKinley  McKinley
Ladera Ladera Ladera Mesa Verde  Mesa Verde  Mesa Verde
Ladera  Ladera Ladera

Spring 2016 Fall 2016  Spring 2017
Animas Animas  
Apache Apache  
McKinley McKinley  
Mesa Verde Mesa Verde  
Ladera Ladera  

SRTS Committee Meeting Minutes
2013 2014 2015  2016  2017
January 8
February 12
March 19
April 9
May 9
July 18
August 22
September 12
October 10
November 12
December 12
February 13
March 20
April 10
May 8
June 12
August 7
September 11
October 9
November 13
February 12
March 19
April 9
May 14
July 9
August 20
September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10
February 11
March 10
April 21
June 9
August 11
September 8
December 8
February 17 Agenda
​March 8 Agenda

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