Ideas that reach beyond a single project and become full programs offer rich rewards, but also dramatically increase the complexity of the planning and execution. Good program design demands big-picture thinking, smooth coordination of multiple elements, and unrelenting attention to detail.
We’ve had the privilege to be involved in many different sustainable transportation and recreation programs, ranging from broad public involvement and training programs to specifically-targeted travel encouragement and programs for safer routes to schools. We’ve gained valuable knowledge in fitting together all the pieces in pursuit of an overarching goal. We can oversee every element of a larger program, including investigation, analysis, design, engineering, implementation, and long-term evaluation.
Perhaps our best skill in developing programs is finding innovative ways to involve all the possible stakeholders. We design each program to be inclusive and to positively impact as many people as possible.
Individualized marketing programs like Portland's SmartTrips program have, year after year, resulted in a 10% reduction in driving alone at a cost of approximately $20/household. Participants report similar gains in walking, bicycling and transit use. Alta is bringing this model to communities around the nation, including Marin County, California, Columbia, Missouri, and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, and finding the same results.
Safe Routes to Schools
Our toolbox of solutions includes signal timing modifications, curb extensions and median islands, traffic calming, markings and signage, bicycle lanes, crosswalks, educational safety curriculums, and outreach programs to encourage safe driving.Learn More > Neighbors on the Go! (Forum/Chapel Hill) Columbia, Missouri
The Neighbors on the Go program has delivered customized bicycling and walking materials to over 600 households in Columbia and provided engaging events.Learn More >
Way to Go! Sausalito
The Way to Go! program is part of the Marin County WalkBikeMarin effort (a Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program), a $25 million demonstration program funded by Congress.Learn More >
Way to Go! Marin County
This three-year individualized marketing program is a key part of WalkBikeMarin (Marin County's implementation of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program). The program uses proven methods to increase walking, bicycling, and transit use in Marin County.Learn More >