The MPO works with the NCDOT, local governments, and advocacy groups to identify and implement projects and programs to improve bicycling and walking in the three counties. There are currently several sidewalk, greenway, and bicycle projects funded for implementation in the near future, either as stand-alone projects, or as a part of a larger road improvement project.

For more information about bicycle and pedestrian projects in the GCLMPO area, please contact Arthur Cashwell IV at (704) 854-6663 or [email protected].

Locally Administered Projects Program (LAP)

The Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP) is used by the MPO to prioritize and program local transportation projects in the region that utilize federal funding such as Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). These projects are funded using federal funding sources directly attributed to the region with a minimum 20% local match.

Member jurisdictions of the GCLMPO region with Locally Administered Projects (LAP) should be utilizing the “North Carolina Department of Transportation Local Project System.”

The Local Project System is a simple electronic system that provides a single point for project communication, storage and status when delivering a local administered project. Please follow the steps and tutorials in the above link to receive your username, password, and overview of the software utilization. Ensuring proper usage and regular updating of the system is essential to receiving funds for your local projects. The MPO submits quarterly reports to NCDOT, including all Locally Administered Projects within our region.

Please use the links below to access all prior year presentations and materials related to trainings.

If you have any questions, please contact Arthur Cashwell IV at 704-854-6663 or [email protected].

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)

This committee formed in June 2015 to oversee bicycle and pedestrian planning issues within the Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO area, and to elevate non-motorized transportation planning within the MPO process. BPAC makes recommendations to the GCLMPO Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) and MPO Board. Functions of the BPAC include, but are not limited to:

1. Evaluate bicycle and pedestrian projects for the MPO Project Ranking Process (SPOT).

2. Identify locations for placement of bicycle and pedestrian counting equipment as part of the MPO’s ongoing counting program.

3. Oversee the development of an official bicycle conditions and routing map for the MPO area.

4. Assist in the review of traditional highway and bridge plans and provide recommendations on the incorporation of bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

5. Review and comment on NCDOT’s Highway Maintenance Improvement Program (HMIP) for resurfacings to ensure appropriate on-street bicycle accommodations.

6. Provide technical assistance to communities developing non-motorized plans and projects.

7. Provide bicycle and pedestrian input as needed for any technical planning studies.

8. Develop community outreach programs, including safety education, in the region that promote bicycle and pedestrian transportation.

9. Provide review and recommendations on legislative matters concerning non-motorized transportation.

10. Provide input and support as needed on NCDOT Work Program activities within the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation.

11. Research and identify potential funding opportunities for bicycle and pedestrian programs and projects.

12. Assist in the completion of grant application activities aimed at obtaining funding for bicycle and pedestrian plans and projects.


The first meeting of the calendar year will be in January. Meetings shall be held bi-monthly on the third Monday of each month.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Arthur Cashwell IV at 704-854-6663 or [email protected].