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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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" I got my first bike when I was 7 years old. Despite growing up in the sprawl of South Florida, biking and walking were integral to my childhood; I was always able to walk or bike to school and to meet friends. Later, biking to and from college and jobs, I realized just how lucky I had been growing up with the ability to use my bike so fully. I began to see the complexities of getting around without a car and see the influence that the built environment could have on my willingness to ride instead of drive.

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  • News + Events

    • TRB Conference: Moving Active Transportation to Higher Ground, Health Impact Assessments

      Join Alta Planner Mike Sellinger at the Transportation Research Board program, Moving Active Transportation to Higher Ground: Opportunities for Accelerating the Assessment of Health Impacts Read More

    • American Trails webinar: “Trail Wayfinding Systems: A Practical Guide to Principles, Best Practices, and Deployment”

      Alta Wayfinding Designer Karen Vitkay joins a national group of experts for this American Trails webinar on March 9. The program will provide trail and greenway Read More

    • Creating Great Communities through Transportation – ICMA

      Alta engineer, Bryan Jones, PE, weighs in on a new planning paradigm with Zaki Mustafa, PE, a past International President of the Institute of Transportation Read More

    • Alta is proud to sponsor the 2015 Colorado Bike Summit

      Join our team from Denver, including Josh Mehlem and Alicia Zimmerman, at the Colorado Bike Summit on Feb 9th. Read More

    • Alta Bicycle Share has new name: Motivate!

      Following the acquisition of Alta Bicycle Share, the bike share company has been renamed “Motivate.” Motivate will continue to bring unparalleled experience in building and Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • Triple-Duty Streets: Expanding the Definition of What Our Streets Can Offer

      Alta’s Nora Daley-Peng champions triple-duty streets, keeping our cities lovable, in the current issue of ARCADE. Read the ARCADE article here Read More

    • “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

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