Creating active, healthy communities.

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

" While urban design and city planning form the foundation of my professional experience, it is only part of my story. Bicycle advocacy goes way back for me...1981 to be precise, when I started a petition drive in my Middle School to push the City of Keene, NH to build a BMX track (sadly, still not implemented!). Later, after architecture school and a 5-year stint in NYC, I moved to Portland OR to attend graduate school. In Portland, I enveloped myself in the world of transportation planning and advocacy and was active with City's Bike Advisory Committee for 7 years. Though…"

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  • News + Events

    • Free Webinar 07/13: Small Town and Rural Design Guide: Case Studies Lessons Learned

      Alta hopes this free and open-to-the-public webinar will be informative and beneficial for other small towns and rural communities as they become more active and Read More

    • Webinar June 15, 2017: Using Pop-Ups to Promote Safe Routes to School

      Where the Duct Tape Meets the Road: Using Pop-Ups to Promote Safe Routes to School Pop-up Safe Routes to School projects are temporary installations that Read More

    • White Paper: Preparing for New Mobility

      Preparing for New Mobility: Writing Effective Resolutions Communities of all sizes realize disruptive transportation technology is not coming—it is here. Communities can prepare now to Read More

    • Velo-City 2017, The Netherlands, June 13-16

        Alta Planning + Design is proud to be part of the 2017  Velo-City conference, held in Arnhem-Nijmegen from June 13-16. Find us at Booth Read More

    • Global Grid list of Top 20 Active Transportation Websites

      Alta Planning + Design makes Global Grid’s inaugural ranking of Top 20 Active Transportation Websites The Global Grid announced the release of its inaugural ranking Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • Preparing for New Mobility: Writing Effective Resolutions

      Alta’s new resource, Preparing for New Mobility: Writing Effective Resolutions, is intended to help communities of all sizes prepare for technology such as shared-use mobility, Read More

    • Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation

      This Strategic Agenda will inform the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) pedestrian and bicycle activities in the next 3 to 5 years and is being organized Read More

    • Noteworthy Local Policies That Support Safe and Complete Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks

      While much of the focus on bicycle and pedestrian travel is on building new infrastructure, policy (laws, regulations, ordinances, and procedures) plays a critical role Read More

    • Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide

      Alta, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, developed The Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide. The Read More

    • White Center Traffic Garden

      Alta Planning + Design provided pro bono design services for two traffic gardens for Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor Project. The Major Taylor Project provides Read More

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

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