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

" Movement has always fascinated me. I have always enjoyed watching and participating in activities that involve movement. Relocating to Portland and parking my car only increased this enjoyment. Whether it's walking home in the rain, or paddling on the river, I love the time I spend outdoors everyday. I feel extremely lucky that I have found a profession that allows me to make it easier for people everywhere to fall in love with motion.…"

News + Events

  • 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

  • Georgia Trails Summit 2017

      Alta Planning + Design is a proud sponsor of the Georgia Trails Summit on April 20-22, 2017 in Columbus, GA. Alta Trail Specialist Britt 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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