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

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" As a child, biking and walking were things my parents made me do when they were too busy or didn't feel like chauffeuring me around town. I often bemoaned this, pleading for a ride, insisting that it was too hot or too far. "Your legs work just fine," they'd say, and off I'd slump.

Now, I cherish every trip I'm able to make by bike or on foot. I arrive at work feeling energized, instead of full of angst over the morning traffic. I chose a home close enough to walk to the grocery store, and love ambling…"

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    The draft California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan: Toward an Active California is open for public review!……

  • News + Events

    • Caltrans Releases Draft State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

        Caltrans has released for public review the draft State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which lays out the policies and actions Caltrans and its partner Read More

    • Winter Cycling Congress 2017

        Alta Planning + Design is headed to Winter Cycling Congress 2017 in Montréal, Québec, February 8-10. Our staff will share best practices for designing bikeways Read More

    • Alta Launches New Mobility Group: Managing Change in Our Cities

      In a world of fast-changing technology, Alta continues to lead the way in building active, healthy, and connected communities. Through robust civic engagement, new tools, Read More

    • Empire State Trail

        Alta is involved in one of the biggest projects in the nation: The Empire State Trail. The 750 mile, $200M initiative was announced by Read More

    • Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide Released

      Alta, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, is excited to announce the release of the new Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks guide. The Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • 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

    • 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

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

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