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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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" Whether exploring a city or roaming the countryside, I love to move at bicycle pace. Fast enough to get me to work or out of town, but slow enough to allow me to see, smell and feel the place around me. As we create space for bicycling and walking, we are really building the space where community happens. It’s this kind of transformation that I look forward to in my work at Alta.…"

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  • News + Events

    • Sept 9: 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

    • Sept 8: NACTO Guide Workshop – Designing Urban Bikeways

      Attending Pro Walk/Pro Bike in Pittsburgh in September? Join Alta Senior Associate Josh Mello and other experts for a full-day training on the NACTO Urban Bikeway Read More

    • August 9, 2014 – Mia Birk presenting at the Active Transportation and Health Summit, Salt Lake City

      Join Alta President, Mia Birk at the Active Transportation and Health Summit in Salt Lake City on August 19. Rice-Eccles Stadium 451 S. 1400 East Salt Read More

    • Blog Alert – The murky truth behind sidewalk bicycle laws

      Alta Planner Chris Kidd enlightens us on the murky truth behind sidewalk bicycle laws http://bit.ly/1o6j243 Read More

    • Florida House Backs Senate’s Coast-To-Coast Bike Trail Plan

      Alta’s Florida Coast-to-Coast Connector project is on the verge of getting $15.5M in next year’s state budget! Read more: http://cbsloc.al/1f8rvCq  Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • 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

    • NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

      The purpose of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide (part of the Cities for Cycling initiative) is to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can Read More

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

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