The Farmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO) is engaged in planning the next generation of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure for the Farmington region. This project will help the Farmington MPO prioritize future bicycle and pedestrian improvements that will increase bicyclist and pedestrian safety, create accessible routes, connect communities, and promote the health and wellness of all residents.
Who is Leading This Project?
This project is being led by the staffs and stakeholders from the Cities of Aztec, Bloomfield, Farmington, Town of Kirtland, and San Juan County. Two consultants, Russell Engineering, based in Durango, CO, and Groundwork Studio, based in Albuquerque, have been hired to complete the plan.
Why is this Plan Important?
Investing in regional bicycle and pedestrian facilities has multiple benefits for both individuals and the community at large. These benefits include potential improvements to public health, safety, connectivity, and environmental well-being. In addition, there are multiple economic benefits associated with walking and bicycling, including tourism promotion and lower transportation costs for individuals.
Walking and biking are also some of the most accessible forms of physical activity, with health benefits including preventing chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes; helping to maintain a healthy weight; and improving mood and lowering stress levels. Research has shown that higher levels of walking and biking are correlated with lower obesity levels, lower diabetes rates, and improved health outcomes.
How Long Will This Plan Take to Complete?
This plan will be developed over the course of 8 months. During that time, the project team will be studying priority bicycle and pedestrian improvements through background research and field visits. Throughout the process, there will be become involved and share your ideas. See the project timeline page for more information.
How Can I Get Involved?
Community projects are most successful when more residents are involved in the planning process from the beginning. To ensure that this plan is successfully, implemented, we need your input. Please visit the Get Involved page to learn more about sharing your feedback and ideas.