Active Transportation

transportation decarbonization

September 20, 2023


LVTS Meeting

September 27, 2023


Environment Committee Meeting

September 28, 2023


Transportation Committee Meeting

Transportation Training

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission has received $1 million in planning grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) funding program. This CPRG funding opportunity provides resources to eligible Metropolitan Planning Organizations to develop and implement plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollutants. The $1 million will be used over a four-year period, with the first step focused on developing a Priority Climate Action Plan for the Lehigh Valley, which will be due on March 1, 2024, and will focus on Transportation Decarbonization.

The focus on emissions associated with transportation is an important focus due to an increasingly large portion of our regional greenhouse gas emissions are from this sector. Please join us for our upcoming WorkshopLV: Environment – Transportation Decarbonization (Priority Climate Action Plan) series. This workshop series will be held within LVTS, Environment Committee, and Transportation Committee virtual monthly meetings to provide further information on the CPRG grant, present an updated greenhouse gas inventory for the transportation sector, discuss the priority climate plan focused on transportation decarbonization as well as hear your input about the plan.

pedestrian safety

April 21, 2023

12PM - 1PM

Virtual Meeting

With aggressive driving on the rise and pedestrian safety at risk, the LVPC and Lehigh Valley Transportation Study are scheduling a special WorkshopLV: Multimodal virtual session to give our municipal partners and communities leaders the latest on what’s being done right now to improve pedestrian safety and where to find grants to help make all of our communities safer and more walkable.

WorkshopLV Multimodal: Pedestrian Safety will cover the funding focus of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, a new Walk Audit program about to start regionwide and several grants opportunities that can benefit every community.

The LVPC and LVTS has adopted the plan that coordinates transit, trail, sidewalk, bikeway and roadway systems to create a robust regional transportation network that is safe, convenient and efficiently accommodates bicycle and pedestrian transportation. The interconnection of these transportation systems for a seamless walking, bicycling, safe routes to transit system that combines the on- and off-road network supports larger regional goals of sustainability, resiliency and enhanced livability.

Community Design Projects

Sidewalk Inventory

Trails Inventory

This 2013 update, in addition to incorporating updated trail information, includes two new components: identifying priority trail gaps and providing guidelines to designing safe road crossings for trails. These two new components are part of a statewide effort by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to help organizations and municipalities to implement trail initiatives. There is a lot of interest in trails in the Lehigh Valley, and hopefully this compilation of current trail efforts will provide municipalities, counties, and conservation partners a tool in advancing the development of the Lehigh Valley trail network.


Lehigh Valley Trails Inventory PDF


Street Connectivity Guidance Document

Connectivity is an analysis of the number and variety of connections serving origins such as residential

neighborhoods and destinations like schools and shopping areas. Connectivity relates to the number of intersections

along a segment of streets and how the entire area is connected to the system. Good street

connectivity means providing a variety of ways to get from Point A to B, from using the car to walking. The

recommendations in this report are geared toward improving the efficiency of mobility (i.e. ease of movement)

and accessibility (i.e. the ability to go from an origin to a desired destination). The benefits of better

connectivity go beyond improved mobility and accessibility and can include less traffic congestion, safer

streets, municipal cost savings in the provision of services, and reduced need to improve arterial streets.


Street Connectivity Document PDF



The LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSPORTATION STUDY (MPO) is committed to compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of

civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations and policies applicable to the programs and activities it administers.

Accordingly, the MPO is dedicated to ensuring that program beneficiaries receive public participation opportunities without

regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic status. Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with

disabilities and the location is reachable by public transit. The MPO will provide auxiliary services for individuals with

language, speech, sight or hearing impediments provided the request for assistance is made 14 days prior to the meeting.

The MPO will attempt to satisfy other requests, as it is able. Please make your request for auxiliary services to 610-264-4544. If you believe you have been denied participation opportunities, or otherwise discriminated against in relation to the programs or activities administered by the MPO, you may file a complaint using the procedures provided in our complaint process document or by contacting or 610-264-4544.



El ESTUDIO DE TRANSPORTE DE LEHIGH VALLEY (Organización Metropolitana de Planificación [MPO, Metropolitan

Planning Organization]) está comprometido con el cumplimiento de los requisitos de no discriminación de las leyes de

derechos civiles, los decretos ejecutivos, los reglamentos y las políticas correspondientes a los programas y las actividades

que administra. Por ende, la MPO se dedica a garantizar que los beneficiarios de un programa reciban oportunidades de

participación pública sin tener en cuenta su raza, color, país de origen, sexo, edad, discapacidad o situación económica. Las

instalaciones para reuniones son accesibles para las personas con discapacidades y se puede llegar a su ubicación usando

el transporte público. La MPO brindará servicios auxiliares para personas con impedimentos lingüísticos o problemas de

habla, vista o audición, siempre y cuando la solicitud de asistencia se haga 14 días antes de la reunión. La MPO intentará

responder a otras solicitudes, según sus posibilidades. Solicite servicios auxiliares llamando a o al

610-264-4544. Si cree que le negaron oportunidades de participación o que lo discriminaron de otra manera en relación con

los programas o las actividades que administra la MPO, puede presentar una queja siguiendo los procedimientos que figuran en nuestro documento de proceso de queja o comunicándose con or 610-264-4544.

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard - Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-4544

Toll Free: (888) 627-8808