In my first career as a civil engineer, my focus was on the design and construction of individual buildings. I realized while doing this work that the environment surrounding these buildings – the communities, natural spaces, infrastructure, and cultural fabric – was what truly fascinated me. The design and creation of spaces that weave together the components of a community and help it to articulate its identity is what drew me to working at Alta/Greenways. I believe that greenways, open spaces, and bike facilities play this role in a uniquely effective way, and I love working with communities as they work to incorporate these elements.
Anne Eshleman is a Planner in Alta-Greenways’ Durham office with an emphasis on GIS mapping and analysis. Anne has a background in engineering and in land use and environmental planning, with an interest in the connections between land use and transportation patterns. She specializes in open space and greenway planning using spatial analysis and ecological prioritization.
Southwest Wake County Greenprint, NC
Alta/Greenways performed a Greenprint analysis of Southwest Wake County as part of a comprehensive transportation study of the area. The Greenprint incorporated natural resource, recreation, and working land elements to prioritize land conservation efforts. Anne led the data collection and GIS analysis, and helped to develop the prioritization approach through academic research and a compilation of existing plans and policies.
Chapel Hill Greenways Plan Update, NC
As part of a Parks and Recreation comprehensive planning effort, Alta/Greenways updated the Chapel Hill Greenways Plan to reflect current conditions and opportunities. Anne performed data collection and GIS mapping, and assisted in field data collection for the update.
Croatan Regional Bike & Trails Plans, NC
Alta/Greenways worked with Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico counties to develop a regional bicycle and trails plan for eastern North Carolina. The project planned for trails in the Croatan National Forest, as well as a corridor alignment for the Mountains-To-Sea Trail running through the region. Anne assisted with field data collection and public workshops, as well as GIS services for the project.
North Carolina Local Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans
Anne has assisted in data collection and mapping of existing conditions for several local bicycle and pedestrian plans throughout North Carolina. These include Creedmoor, Holly Springs, Burlington, Boone, Rocky Mount, and Swansboro.