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Active Transportation Local Technical Assistance Program
December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Nationwide and particularly in the Lehigh Valley, people are increasingly seeking more transportation options that would make it easier to get around by foot, by bicycle or by some other non-motorized vehicle. The newest LTAP class, Active Transportation, can help every community improve transportation options and safety by providing the latest research on bike paths, trails, greenways and sidewalks. The course will discuss basic design and give students a base to help them develop an active transportation plan designed to enable people to get around without their car, and to build a transportation network where pedestrians and bicyclists can co-exist with drivers. The class is the first of its kind in the state and is part of a pilot project offering one class in the Lehigh Valley, one in Central Pennsylvania and one in Western Pennsylvania.
This is a free half-day course. You can register here.
The intended audience for the is municipal managers, elected officials, publics works directors, roadmasters, code enforcement officers and any municipal official responsible for bike paths, greenways or trails.
The addition of more transportation options is a key component of FutureLV: The Regional Plan, which was adopted by the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study and Lehigh Valley Planning Commission in October. In addition to setting policies that make communities more usable for pedestrians, bicyclists and people with disabilities, FutureLV allocates more transportation money toward active transportation projects.