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Alta Planning + Design creates active communities where bicycling and walking are safe, healthy, fun, and normal daily activities.

Alta's Services

  • Planning

    Developing implementable plans for your active community

  • Design and Engineering

    Leading innovative bikeway and pedestrian facility design and construction

  • Complete Streets

    Safe, accessible, and green streets for all users

  • Greenways

    Creating trails, parks, and green spaces for recreation and transportation

  • Education and Encouragement

    Reaching people, transforming behavior

  • Bike Share

    Determining how bike share can work in your community

Our People Make the Difference

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" Bicycling can be the simple solution to so many complex problems; it sits at the nexus of economic development, public health, climate change, public safety, and quality of life. My passion for planning comes at the local level, providing the very building blocks of stronger, happier, healthier communities. Making it easier for everyone to walk or bicycle comfortably is a great (and fun!) way to achieve those goals. I'm also passionate about making the planning process accessible to a wide range of people. Getting more people excited about planning can only lead to better outcomes. This extends to…"

  • Latest Tweets

    Alta's Razorback Greenway Video=Grand Prize Winner in 2014 AASHTO Faces of Transportation contest! bit.ly/1DyaBDa

    Tonight Altoid Josh Mello will discuss the impacts of building streets for people of all ages! bit.ly/1FWyfNL

  • News + Events

    • AWARD: Razorback Greenway Video: Grand Prize Winner, 2014 Faces of Transportation

      Alta’s NW Arkansas Razorback Greenway Video is the Grand Prize Winner in the Professional Video Category in the 2014 Faces of Transportation contest sponsored by Read More

    • Mia Birk to speak at The Atlantic “Washington Ideas Forum”

      Alta President, Mia Birk, is a featured speaker at The Atlantic “Washington Ideas Forum” next week in Washington, DC, Oct 29-30. http://theatln.tc/1sQ3LGv Read More

    • Alta celebrates the launch of Pronto Cycle Share in Seattle!

      Pronto Cycle Share, Seattle’s first-ever bike share system, is officially open to the public today, bringing 500 bikes and 50 stations to neighborhoods across the Read More

    • Charlotte NC NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide Workshop

      The City of Charlotte, in partnership with the Knight Foundation and NACTO, are offering a full-day workshop focusing on innovative bikeway design. Registration closes on Friday, October 3, Read More

    • WalkBikeNC (statewide bike/walk plan) Wins NC-APA 2014 Comprehensive Planning Award

      The WalkBikeNC statewide bicycle and pedestrian master plan is a ground-breaking comprehensive plan with a vision for the future of bicycling and walking in North Carolina. Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • “Bicycle Network and Facility Design and their role in supporting Complete Streets,” Toronto’s Complete Streets Forum

      Did you miss Gavin Davidson’s presentation at the Toronto Complete Streets Forum October 6th? Download it now! “Bicycle Network and Facility Design and their role in Read More

    • Safe Routes to School Best Practices White Paper

      This white paper by Alta Planning + Design documents education best practices in Safe Routes to School programs. Read More

    • Cycle Tracks: Lessons Learned, 2009

      Alta's Cycle Tracks: Lessons Learned document describes the lessons learned from the European experience with cycle tracks, including implementation, safety concerns and design features of Read More

    • Creating Walkable + Bikeable Communities: A user guide to developing pedestrian and bicycle master plans (2012, Alta, PSU/IBPI, Collin Chesston)

      This guidebook is intended to serve as a guide for planners, engineers and elected officials who will be producing a new or updated bicycle and/or Read More

    • FHWA Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned

      This report offers conclusions about the lessons learned in the development, construction, and operation of "rails-with-trails" so that railroad companies, trail developers, and others can Read More

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