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'WHO WE ARE:' LEHIGH VALLEY DATA TROVE BROKEN DOWN BY NEIGHBORHOOD, ROADS AND MORE

Lehighvalleylive.com, December 6, 2018

Want to know how many more people use Main Street in Tatamy following the opening of the Route 33 Chrin Interchange? How about the factors that might spell success in each Lehigh Valley neighborhood? Or maybe the percentage of trucks in Route 22 traffic?

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission on Wednesday unveiled an interactive analysis of a trove of data looking at these factors and much more. DataLV, available on the lvpc.org website, is focused on Lehigh Valley trends in development, traffic, commuting and social equity.

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HOW TO GET YOUR SHARE OF $2.8 BILLION IN TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

Over the next two decades, an estimated $2.8 billion will be invested to maintain and enhance the Lehigh Valley’s transportation network, but if your community wants a share of that pie, the time to act is now.

Lehigh Valley Transportation Study, part of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission,

Wednesday sent out an Open Call for Plans and Projects that could be added to the updated Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

Getting on the LRTP is the only way a project, study or plan can get the kind of federal and state money that is currently being used to fund such projects as widening Route 22, rebuilding the Cementon Bridge or replacing a fleet of LANta buses.

The current call for plans and projects will remain open until 4 p.m., January 25, 2019, but then the window closes until the next Open Call in 2023.

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'MOVING WOMEN FORWARD' TOWN HALL ENCOURAGES STEM FIELDS

WFMZ 69 NEWS, November 27, 2018

"Women really need to be encouraged to go into sciences if that's something that they truly enjoy. And they have to understand what type of careers await for them," said Leslie Richards, Department of Transportation Secretary.

And that's exactly what was happening Tuesday at the Moving Women Forward town hall hosted at Lehigh University along with the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

Richards launched this with First Lady Frances Wolf in 2017 to encourage young women to study in STEM fields -- that's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

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INTRODUCING THE LINK

It is 125 miles of multimodal trails that snake into most every corner of the Lehigh Valley, serving as recreation for some and commuting corridors for other, and another 100 miles of trails waiting to be added soon.

To this point, it’s been called the Lehigh Valley trail network, but now it is simply known as THE LINK.

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  • Green Drinks

    5:30 - 7:00PM

    at Bethlehem Brew Works

     

    hosted by

    The Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network

  • LVPC Meetings

     

    December 18, 2018

    Executive Committee

     

    December 19, 2018

    Environment Committee

    Comprehensive Planning Committee

     

    December 20, 2018

    LVPC Commission

     

    The following is the schedule of regular monthly meetings and all Committee meetings of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. All Commission and Committee meetings will be held unless otherwise noted at:

     

    Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

    961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310

    Allentown, PA 18109

     

    LVPC – meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM. Except December.

    Executive Committee – meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 1:00 PM.

    Comprehensive Planning Committee – meets on the Tuesday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 12:00 PM.

    Environment Committee – meets on the Tuesday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 11:00 AM

    Transportation Committee – meets on the Thursday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 5:30 PM.

     

    <<Link to LVPC meetings page>>

    <<Link to PDF listing of meetings>>

  • LVTS Meetings

     

    December 20, 2018

    Transportation Committee

     

    LEHIGH VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION/LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSPORTATION STUDY –  DECEMBER 2018 LOCATION CHANGE

     

    The LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSPORTATION STUDY (LVTS) Joint Technical and Coordinating Committee meeting originally scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and Freight Advisory Committee meeting originally scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. on December 5, 2018 at Penn State Lehigh Valley have been moved to 9:00 a.m. at the Catasauqua Municipal Building, 90 Bridge Street, Catasauqua, PA 18032.

     

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    <<Link to PDF listing of meetings>>

TWEETS

NEW SAFETY FOCUS TAKES AIM AT TRAFFIC DEATHS, INJURIES

Every year more than 50 people are killed in traffic accidents in the Lehigh Valley and another 150 are seriously injured, but regional leaders are now increasing efforts to bring both of those numbers down.

Some of that new safety push will involve state-of-the-art designs to make the road, trail and transit infrastructure safer, but the biggest impact can be made by changing dangerous behaviors that leave drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and children at risk.

That was the message from traffic safety experts in Lehigh and Northampton counties last week during the LVPC’s Multimodal Working Group meeting.

“Transportation safety is an enormous issue in the Lehigh Valley,” said LVPC Executive Director Becky Bradley. “When people think about traffic, they think of only cars, but pedestrians and cyclists are part of traffic, so if we’re going to tackle this issue, we need to consider safety globally.”

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Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

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Phone: (610) 264-4544

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