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

" I love exploring cities. If I had the opportunity to live in every great American city for a year at a time, I would snatch it up. Short of that, I enjoy walking and biking around new cities whenever I can. Active streets are great because we interact with people we otherwise wouldn't be able to if traveling by car. I love Minnesota--feel free to contact me and I'll tell you all about it. …"

  • Latest Tweets

    Detroit has launched its new bike share system! 43 stations and 430 bikes across 10 neighborhoods. twitter.com/i/web/status/86705…

    Residents use a wheelchair & goggles simulating visual impairment to gain a better perspective of accessibility for… twitter.com/i/web/status/86703…

  • News + Events

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

        Alta Planning + Design is proud to sponsor the 2017  Velo-City conference, held in Arnhem-Nijmegen from June 13-16. Find us at Booth S13 to 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

    • Greater Yellowstone Trail Concept Plan Wins International Trails Award

      The Greater Yellowstone Trail Concept Plan was selected as the winner of the American Trails “Trail Planning & Design” (greater than $500,000) Award. Read More

    • 2017 International Trails Symposium

        This year, the American Trails International Trails Symposium is held in Dayton, Ohio, the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest.  Hundreds of attendees from Read More

    • Free Webinar 5/11: Advancing the Intersection of Health, Equity, and Transportation

          Join public health experts and Alta Planning + Design on Thursday, May 11 at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT for a discussion Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • 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

    • 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

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

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