Case Study: Las Cruces, New Mexico

Before Congress passed the SAFETEA-LU transportation legislation in 2005, the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in Las Cruces, NM, adopted Safe Routes to School (SRTS) policies into its transportation plan. "We actually started on the SRTS project prior to the state's SRTS program getting started," said Andy Hume, associate planner for the MPO. "We wrote one of the first action plans in the state."

As of 2008, the MPO has worked with two elementary schools and one middle school in Las Cruces to help establish SRTS Action Plans for future programs. These Action Plans require travel data collection and analysis, identify areas of concern regarding bicycle and pedestrian safety and recommend solutions to these issues.....

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School