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

Hannah Hefner

" My interest in Alta grew with the formation of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Greenway, which runs through my hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Greenway allows the community to see their unique place more clearly by revealing an environmentally rich and historically significant corridor at the heart of the city. I am captivated by the rapid cultural shift toward non-motorized transport that Alta makes possible, and committed to the creation of these kinds of spaces through my position at Alta. …"

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  • News + Events

    • Celebrating 20 Years of Creating Active Communities

      Join us in the weeks leading up to Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place as we reflect on the past two decades of creating healthy, safe, vibrant, Read More

    • El Paso City Council Approves Comprehensive Bike Plan

      On August 9, 2016, El Paso City Council approved the City of El Paso’s new Comprehensive Bike Plan, which provides a roadmap for the city Read More

    • Alta Denver Happy Hour

      Alta’s Denver office is expanding! Supported by additional planning and engineering staff, our Denver office is working with communities throughout the Front Range and Western Read More

    • Alta Opens New Boise Office

      We have so much to celebrate lately! As a firm, Alta Planning + Design is celebrating our 20th anniversary. Our Salt Lake City office is Read More

    • Welcome Tom Doolittle, ASLA, PLA

      Tom Doolittle, ASLA, PLA has joined the Cambridge team. Tom is a landscape architect with more than thirty years of experience primarily focused on streetscape and 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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