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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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" Having grown up in the mountains of western North Carolina, my youth was full of outdoor activity. Camping, hiking, biking, kayaking...you name it, I’ve probably had the opportunity. Those wonderful experiences coupled with an interest in transportation and engineering have led me here to Alta. The benefits of infrastructure that incorporate bicycle and pedestrian facilities are numerous, and the need for such corridors is apparent. I have experienced this need first hand when attempting to maneuver through my own locality without a vehicle. Such trips often feel cumbersome and difficult to navigate. I am thrilled to be doing work to…"

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  • News + Events

    • Tom Tavella, National Design Leader, Joins Alta Planning + Design

      Alta is pleased to announce that Tom Tavella, Immediate Past President of the American Society for Landscape Architects, has joined Alta Planning + Design. Tom is Read More

    • Alta Planning + Design is Still Rolling STRONG!

      Alta Bicycle Share recently entered into an agreement to be acquired by Bike Share Holdings LLC. This pending sale does not affect Alta Planning + Read More

    • 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

    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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