Walk/RollLV: Active Transportation Plan for the Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley, PA

CLIENT

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
961 Marcon Blvd, Suite 310
Allentown, PA 18109

 

PROJECT COMPLETION DATE

Summer 2020

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Walk/RollLV is the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission’s first ever bicycle and pedestrian master plan.  The goals of the plan include enhanced safety for vulnerable road users, improved connectivity throughout the region and seamless multimodal integration for people walking, rolling, bicycling and riding transit. The project team worked with a Multimodal Working Group representing communities across the region to create a plan that takes best practices from around the country and adapts them to the unique local context of Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

As part of this plan, TPD worked with the project team to identify 10 priority bicycle community corridors throughout the region.  The corridors ranged from two (2) to five (5) miles in length and were selected based on their potential to connect people to jobs and their ability to overcome existing barriers to bicycling. TPD was responsible for conducting field assessments and developing design recommendations for each corridor.

TPD also provided field assessments and technical input on five (5) Catalytic Projects.  The Catalytic Projects have significant potential to spark interest and use of active transportation in the Lehigh Valley—not just for work trips but also for errands and social and recreational trips. The projects were developed and prioritized based on each project’s ability to:

- Address a known safety issue

- Improve pedestrian and bicycle network connectivity

- Facilitate access to transit

- Facilitate access to trails

- Produce a significant local and/or regional economic benefit

- Incorporate state-of-the-art design

- Serve historically disadvantaged communities

West Whiteland Township, Chester County, PA

Service(s): Multimodal, Complete Streets & Mobility Services & Construction Management & Inspection Services
Client(s): West Whiteland Township

Lehigh Valley, PA

Service(s): Multimodal, Complete Streets & Mobility Services
Client(s): Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Borough of Lewisburg, Union County, PA

Service(s): Multimodal, Complete Streets & Mobility Services
Client(s): Borough of Lewisburg