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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

Fionnuala Quinn Headshot

" I love bicycling for the simplicity, the exhilaration, and the style. I suppose, I have just always considered the bicycle to be the perfect vehicle. I’m a subscriber to the Flann O’Brien philosophy of cycling: “People who spent their natural lives riding iron bicycles over the rocky roadsteads of this parish get their personalities mixed up with the personalities of their bicycle as a result of the interchanging of the atoms”. From a young age, I cycled all over Dublin, first to school and then throughout my college years. When I first came to live in…"

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    Beautiful new visualization tools developed for with input from Alta: tinyurl.com/k554e8e

    Excited for in Baltimore next week! Hope you can visit our parklet and meet Designer Melissa Miklus. ow.ly/HMfa4

  • News + Events

    • 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

    • Mia Birk and Bryan Jones to speak at Fort Ord Trails Symposium

      Alta President, Mia Birk, is the keynote speaker at the Fort Ord Trails Symposium next week at California State University Monterey Bay, January 22. Bryan Jones, Senior Engineer Read More

    • 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

    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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