Under ODOT, Alta collaborated with CH2M Hill and Angelo Planning to develop bicycle and downtown plans for the town of Burns in Eastern Oregon. Burns is largely defined by Highway 395 and improvements were sought that would balance the needs of through traffic with bicycle and pedestrian considerations. Downtown recommendations included curb extensions, visible crosswalks, accessible ramps, a way-finding system, and site furnishings reflective of Burns’ rural identity.
Working in tandem with the downtown improvements, the bicycle plan seeks to safely connect major destinations through a system of bicycle boulevards and street crossing improvements. Bike use is prevalent thoughout the city, and an organized system will serve both local riders and cyclists touring through scenic Harney County.