Creating healthy, active 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 had been talking about it for years; I had a rare window of time; and Ellen said, "go". So, I went. For 5 weeks, I rode my bike through the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. Using online resources and local knowledge picked up along the way, I planned and organized the trip with the goal of experiencing some of the best bicycle, pedestrian and public transportation facilities in the world. I rode my bike from urban centers to rural villages, transitioned from bike to public transportation, and navigated by using local wayfinding systems and maps. Along the way, I…"

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  • News + Events

    • Active Transportation Count Project

        Why collect better bicycle and pedestrian data? Historically, collecting active transportation data has been both time and resource intensive, and counts have been limited Read More

    • Tom Doolittle Elected to the ASLA Council of Fellows

      We are proud to announce that Tom Doolittle, landscape architect in Alta’s Cambridge office, has been elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows. He received his Read More

    • Deven Young Honored by ASLA Oregon

      We are pleased to announce that Deven Young, ASLA, Designer in our Portland office, was honored by the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Read More

    • Cathy Cibor Receives ACT 40 Under 40 Award

      Cathy Cibor, Programs Associate, was honored with the Alliance for Commuter Transportation 40 Under 40 Award. This honor is awarded to ambitious leaders that are working to find creative Read More

    • Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place

      The Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference connects walking, biking and placemaking professionals, with the belief that greater access to walking and bicycling will create healthier individuals, Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • Electric Bicycle Share Feasibility Study

      Bicycle sharing programs are becoming a major part of the urban transportation fabric in cities worldwide. Funded by the New York State Energy Research and Read More

    • How to Create a Bicycle Network Map

      Alta has created many stellar map examples, and we have shared a few of our favorite tips and tricks to help you create your own Read More

    • Alta White Paper: Innovation in Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts, March 2016

      This paper outlines the challenges that communities face with conventional pen and paper count programs. It then identifies many new technologies that can automate, simplify, Read More

    • Oregon Safe Routes to School 2015 Annual Snapshot Report

      Alta provided pro bono assistance to the Oregon SRTS Network’s Leadership Committee to collect data and design this first-ever statewide snapshot report. The Committee will use the Read More

    • Lessons Learned: Evolution of the Protected Intersection

      The evolution of North American bikeway design has progressed to protected intersections. During our work on the development of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Read More

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

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