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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" OK, I’ll admit it…I actually like cars. But I don’t want to be a slave to one; I want to be able to have a choice about how I move around, and the best places in the world offer those choices. Apparently many people want that choice as well, as we are seeing transportation networks in great places that are geared toward moving people, and not just cars. Complete Streets offer the ability for people to choose how they move around; they rebalance the various modes of travel and make for safe and efficient movement whether people are in a…"

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  • News + Events

    • 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

    • Steve Durrant Honored as Fellow of American Society of Landscape Architects

        Alta Principal Steve Durrant has been recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects with their greatest honor, being invited to the Council of Fellows, which was celebrated Read More

    • Mia Birk to Leave Alta Planning + Design

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 5, 2015 Portland, OR – After 16 years of leading Alta Planning + Design, helping grow the company from a small Read More

    • Alta Attends the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting

      More than five thousand landscape architects will be descending on the Windy City this November 6-9 for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and Read More

    • Everything You Need to Know About the Protected Intersection

      This webinar continues the discussion about this new concept in bikeway facilities, covering what has happened in the last year, from design elements to design Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • 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

    • “Bicycle Network and Facility Design and their role in supporting Complete Streets,” Toronto’s Complete Streets Forum

      Did you miss Gavin Davidson’s presentation at the Toronto Complete Streets Forum October 6th? Download it now! “Bicycle Network and Facility Design and their role in Read More

    • Safe Routes to School Best Practices White Paper

      This white paper by Alta Planning + Design documents education best practices in Safe Routes to School programs. Read More

    • Creating Walkable + Bikeable Communities: A user guide to developing pedestrian and bicycle master plans (2012, Alta, PSU/IBPI, Collin Chesston)

      This guidebook is intended to serve as a guide for planners, engineers and elected officials who will be producing a new or updated bicycle and/or Read More

    • FHWA Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned

      This report offers conclusions about the lessons learned in the development, construction, and operation of "rails-with-trails" so that railroad companies, trail developers, and others can Read More

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

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