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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" A job taken fresh out of college has turned into a very rewarding career in accounting. I have found that I like the detail and accuracy required in accounting but I especially like taking the accounting processes and making them more efficient. I also really enjoy working with other people; problem solving and providing information that helps in understanding the business financials.…"

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  • News + Events

    • National SRTS Conference

      The 5th Safe Routes to School National Conference will take place in Columbus, Ohio, April 5-7, 2016. The theme this year is “Intersections: Where Transportation and Health Read More

    • Alta Planning + Design named Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

      Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized several of Alta Planning + Design’s offices with Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) designations, joining more than 1,100 visionary Read More

    • Creating Active Communities (year round)… Alta attends Winter Cycling Congress

      The Winter Cycling Congress will be held 2-4 February, 2016 in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. This is a three-day professional development event uniting a Read More

    • Young Professionals Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year Award

      Congratulations to Sam Piper and his team for winning the Young Professionals Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year Award! Read More

    • Jessica Roberts Elected to APBP Board of Directors

      Congratulations to Principal Jessica Roberts on her newly elected role as APBP Board Member! Her three-year term starts in 2016.  Read more here: Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • 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

    • Minneapolis Bicycle Benefits Assessment

      In 2015, the City of Minneapolis updated its Bicycle Master Plan with a list of 55 prioritized miles of potential protected bikeways. This short brief by Read More

    • Triple-Duty Streets: Expanding the Definition of What Our Streets Can Offer

      Alta’s Nora Daley-Peng champions triple-duty streets, keeping our cities lovable, in the current issue of ARCADE. Read the ARCADE article here Read More

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

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