Bernalillo County Complete Streets Initiative

Bernalillo County is sponsoring work on Complete Streets through the Healthy Here: Communities Leading Healthy Change Initiative, funded in part by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC as well as many national advocacy groups have identified active transportation policies and design approaches as an effective intervention for reducing obesity and chronic disease. This initiative is intended to provide Complete Streets tools and resources to expand the local knowledge base around Complete Streets and emphasize the health and social benefits of integrating a variety of transportation modes.

Bernalillo County Pedestrian & Bicycle Crash Data Analysis 2010 to 2014

To provide additional detail about pedestrian and bicycle crashes in Bernalillo County, the MRMPO analyzed information collected by New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Bureau and in September 2016 completed the Bernalillo County Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Data Analysis 2010 to 2014 (PDF). Findings in the report are based on the best information available about the quantity and severity of crashes along with the details such as location, time, date and basic information about the people involved in the crash the report provides. To the best extent possible, details underlying the cause of the crash are also provided by the reported top contributing factor to the crash.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Travel Monitoring Report September 2016

Monitoring pedestrian and bicycle travel is a key step to planning, designing and implementing better active transportation systems at the neighborhood level. It provides baseline data needed to evaluate and understand how our built environment supports, doesn’t support or in the worst case is a barrier to walking and bicycling.

Report Results

This report provides preliminary findings at seven count locations; 3 in the International District and 4 in the South Valley. It includes the numbers of people walking and bicycling along the roadway, their volume fluctuation during the day, their direction of travel and their use of travel lanes, bike lanes and/or sidewalks.

The count locations were chosen to illuminate potential contributing factors influencing non-motorized user volumes and behaviors. In some count locations data was collected both before and after the implementation of roadway improvement and in other count locations data was collected as a baseline for planned future improvements.


Read the Pedestrian and Bicycle Travel Monitoring Report September 2016 (PDF).

Pedestrian & Bicyclist Crash Report

This report provides more detail about the 744 pedestrian crashes and 690 bicyclist crashes that occurred between the years of 2008-2011. The report also includes a presentation and an interactive mapping tool that allows viewers to zoom in and see more details as well as select various layers to view such as transit ridership and intersection safety measures.

Some overall highlights from this report include that 50 percent of fatal pedestrian crashes involve an impaired pedestrian and 62 percent of bicycle crashes occur on roadways with no bicycle facilities.

The purpose of this report is to use current data to better understand issues in order to better address pedestrian and bicycle safety.


Read the Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crash Report (PDF)

Story Map Presentation
Interactive Map

Public Health & Transportation Literature Review

The purpose of this literature review is to provide quick access to some of the plentiful research in this area. It contains an annotated bibliography of 22 articles. Each article lists the author(s) and title, then an abstract. This is followed by direct quotes from text covering various aspects of active transportation and health.

Read the Literature Review (PDF).

Comparison of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)

Below are two links to comparison matrices of various MPOs. Included are the MPOs in New Mexico and El Paso, Denver, Tucson and Phoenix areas along with MPOs with highly rated policies from the National Complete Streets Coalition. Data collected for this comparison comes from adopted, published documents.

Summary MPO Comparison – This document can be printed out on 8.5” x 11” paper and used as a handout. It includes the MPOs plans, the policy type, its unique features and design standards if any.

MPO Comparison Full Document – Although not printer friendly, this document also includes much more information from implementation to promotion.

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