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Creating 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 am passionate about creating vibrant, safe, and accessible urban places for all users and I strive to make this a more bikeable, walkable, and healthier world. Biking and my love for the outdoors has always been a part of my life. I grew up in a suburban community where my bike was my main mode of transport and the creek paths were my freeways that connected to adjacent neighborhoods and my schools. To me, my bike has always been my sense of freedom…and fun! However, I learned the challenges of conventional suburban design which generally treated the bike and…"

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  • News + Events

    • Walk Bike Columbia Master Plan wins 2015 NADO Innovation Award

      Congratulations to our clients at the Central Midlands Council of Governments for winning the National Association of Development Organizations 2015 Innovation Award for the Walk Bike Read More

    • City of St. Louis Stripes First Parking-Protected Bike Lane

      Today the City of St. Louis striped its first parking-protected bike lane!  ST. LOUIS — People who ride bicycles in Downtown St. Louis are getting Read More

    • CV Link video wins 1st place silver Telly award

      The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and Read More

    • The National Brotherhood of Cyclists 2015 Conference

      The National Brotherhood of Cyclists promotes personal health and community health benefits of cycling to communities disproportionately affected by health issues and supports athletes for the purpose of bringing Read More

    • Alta Planning + Design owner Steve Durrant to be named Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects

      Alta Planning + Design, the national leader in creating active communities, is very happy to announce that the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will name 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

    • Cycle Tracks: Lessons Learned, 2009

      Alta's Cycle Tracks: Lessons Learned document describes the lessons learned from the European experience with cycle tracks, including implementation, safety concerns and design features of 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

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

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