Project Seattle Broadway Cycle Track

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

Catrine Machi Headshot

" I find inspiration in streets and on trails. I can find it on a run, riding my bike or walking my dog. I am inspired because these places are where the speed of travel allows me to smell the freshly cut grass, where there is flexibility to linger over a beautiful sunset and where a workout invigorates. There is a human scale to this interaction, and possibilities arise to meet neighbors or have a shared experience among strangers.

Building the streets and paths that invite these experiences and interactions is my passion and I am fortunate my work…"

  • Latest Tweets

    2015 International Trails Symposium in PDX, OR (5/17-20). Excited to have everyone in our headquarter city.

    8 Facts bout Biking/Walking #7 Few federal $ go to bicycling/walking compared to trips taken&fatality rates @bikewalk

  • News + Events

    • Seattle Bicycle Master Plan Update Unanimously Approved

      While many people in Seattle currently ride bicycles, the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan Update aspires to encourage and accommodate even more people to ride a Read More

    • Illinois Bike Transportation Plan Released

      The first-ever Illinois Bike Plan has been released! This is the first state-wide bicycle plan in Illinois history and provides the Department with policies, best Read More

    • Join us April 25th for the Utah Bike Summit

      Alta is a proud sponsor of the Utah Bike Summit. The Sixth Annual Utah Bike Summit brings together bicycle users, bicycle and trail advocates, representatives Read More

    • See you 4/11-4/12 at the Georgia Trails Conference!

      Planners Oliver Seabolt and Brad Davis will be speaking – see you there! Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • 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 Roughton)

      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

    • TRB 2014, Chicago Make Way for Play Infographic Poster

      The Make Way for Play Guide was developed to help provide all Chicagoans with safe and convenient opportunities for active transportation and recreation. Read More

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

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