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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 would venture to guess that for most people, their first true feeling of limitless freedom was when they rode a bicycle for the first time. That feeling stayed with me through life every time I ride by bike and somehow I've turned it into my career. Being part of a movement that reminds people of this freedom and develops the resources and facilities to spread this feeling around to many more is extremely rewarding. Being part of Alta is being on the leading edge of bicycle and pedestrian innovation, I can see into the future, and the future is…"

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    Looking forward to sharing lessons learned on Integrating Bike and Car Share Programs with Transit. 9:00am 10/17 .

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  • News + Events

    • 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

    • IBPI: Trail Design, 1.5-Day Workshop

      Portland State University’s IBPI program is excited to announce an upcoming professional development workshop with an exclusive focus on designing bicycle and pedestrian multi-use trails. Read More

    • Toronto Centre for Active Transportation – Complete Streets Forum

      Join Alta on October 6th for the Toronto Complete Streets Forum, an influential event that brings together hundreds of professionals, decision-makers and community members. Alta Principal, Read More

    • Jeff Olson Receives APBP Lifetime Achievement Award

      Jeff Olson, leader in the active transportation movement for more than 30 years, has been given this industry’s top honor: the 2014 Association of Pedestrian and 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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