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Complete Streets
Introduction & Overview
Complete Streets is a process of planning, designing, and constructing roads that all safe and accommodating for all modes of travel, whether it is by vehicle, transit, or walking and biking.  Complete Streets include sidewalks, bicycle lanes, multi-use trails, on-street parking, and medians.  At intersections, Complete Streets can include bulb-outs, crosswalks, pedestrian refuge islands within medians, and zones for transit shelters.  Complete Streets are flexible in form and can be found in urban, suburban, and rural settings.  Complete Streets are often implemented during construction of new projects or during retrofitting of existing roads.

In October 2012, with assistance from an Advisory Group, the FMPO began the process of developing Complete Streets guidelines and policies.  These approved guidelines and policies would be used by entities when constructing new roads or reconstructing existing roads.


Local Examples
Here are a few examples of Complete Streets in the MPO region.

North Dustin  -   Kingsway

Southside River Road  -  Main Ave

Visual Preference Survey
The Farmington MPO is putting together design guidelines that will influence the development of street & road projects as they apply to retrofits, re-builds and new facilities. By gaining public input on an array of complete street designs as they apply to urban to rural areas, MPO staff will be able to better prioritize a menu of options that are context sensitive to both the road typology and the corresponding land use.

    Complete Streets Framework
MPO staff gave overview presentations of Complete Streets to city/county councils and to clubs and associations from November 2012 to March 2013.  Beginning in April, the Advisory Group developed a vision statement, values, and goals for the program.  These created the overall framework for why this area needs Complete Streets.  On August 7, the Policy Committee approved the vision statement, values, and goals for Complete Streets.


Land Use Context Areas & Road Types
The Advisory Group has developed context areas and road types for this area.  These context areas and road types work as overlays to the traditional land uses and road classifications used in city and transportation planning.  They give a better representation of the built environment and the Complete Streets amenities that would be expected for a given area.

The Advisory Group recommended preliminary approval of the context areas and road types on January 22.  The Technical Committee recommended preliminary approval on February 27.  The Policy Committee gave preliminary approval on March 20.


Complete Streets Advisory Group
The Advisory Group, consisting of various transportation stakeholders, is assisting throughout the Complete Streets process

October 23, 2012  Agenda Minutes
 February 12, 2013  Agenda  Minutes
 April 3, 2013   Agenda Minutes
 May 6, 2013   Agenda  Minutes
 June 5, 2013   Agenda  Minutes
 July 9, 2013   Agenda  Minutes
 September 16, 2013   Agenda Minutes 
 October 16, 2013   Agenda  Minutes
 November 20, 2013  Agenda Minutes
 January 22, 2014 Agenda Minutes
 February 19, 2014  Agenda Minutes
 March 19, 2014 Agenda Minutes
 April 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 12, 2014 - Complete Streets Workshop Agenda  Notes 
 June 18 2014 Agenda  Minutes


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