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

" I grew up surrounded by the natural beauty of North Carolina. My mom is from the coast, and my dad was raised in the mountains, so my childhood was filled with trips all over the state to see family and friends. We hiked the mountains, ran on the beach, and explored the piedmont forests. My family was also big on educational trips to zoos, museums, and aquariums, so I had ample opportunities to learn about the world and the animals I love so much.

When I need inspiration, I look out the window. There’s always…"

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  • News + Events

    • 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

    • Happy New Year!

      From our offices across the country, we wish you a healthy, happy, and hopeful new year! Read More

    • Coast to Coast Trail Urban-Rural Overlay Study Wins NADO Innovation Award

      Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council and East Central Florida Regional Planning Council for being recognized by the National Association  of Development Organizations for the Coast Read More

    • Active Transportation Count Project

        Why collect better bicycle and pedestrian data? Historically, collecting active transportation data has been both time and resource intensive, and counts have been limited Read More

    • Tom Doolittle Elected to the ASLA Council of Fellows

      We are proud to announce that Tom Doolittle, landscape architect in Alta’s Cambridge office, has been elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows. He received his 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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