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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" Yes, I’m a highway engineer but don’t let that scare you. I know that old school highway engineers can largely be blamed for creating roadways with the only purpose of moving vehicular traffic as fast and as efficient as possible with no regard to their setting or other modes of transportation. I like to consider myself a new age highway engineer and prefer to think of myself more of a designer than an engineer. I was heading towards the path of old school highway engineering principles before I started to be influenced by planners and landscape architects, one of which…"

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  • News + Events

    • Creating Active Communities (year round)… Alta attends Winter Cycling Congress

      The Winter Cycling Congress will be held 2-4 February, 2016 in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. This is a three-day professional development event uniting a Read More

    • Young Professionals Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year Award

      Congratulations to Sam Piper and his team for winning the Young Professionals Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year Award! Read More

    • 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

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • 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

    • Minneapolis Bicycle Benefits Assessment

      In 2015, the City of Minneapolis updated its Bicycle Master Plan with a list of 55 prioritized miles of potential protected bikeways. This short brief by Read More

    • 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

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

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