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

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" I grew up in a small town where your status in high school depended on the car you drove. Kids who still walked or biked to school were nerdy. I think most people in the US had a similar experience. When I went to the University of Oregon in Eugene I met the man who would become my husband. He had been one of those nerdy kids who walked or biked everywhere and was vehemently opposed to the notion that everyone over the age of 18 should own a car. He introduced me to the amazing system of bike paths…"

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  • News + Events

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

      Join Alta Planning + Design as we host a discussion on how to make bicycle and pedestrian facility implementation a reality in small towns 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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