Complete Streets accommodate all users—from vehicles to transit, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Complete Streets can also improve safety, stimulate business, improve access, and beautify a corridor. Alta has been at the forefront of this field since its inception, working with the public and agencies in finding the best solution for their communities.
Complete Street projects range from one-block segments in smaller cities and towns, to six lane arterials in large cities, to freeway interchanges, to new cycle tracks or bike boulevard treatments, to integrated light rail transit-bicycle-pedestrian design.
Complete Streets and related projects (multi-modal corridor, Main Street, and streetscape) require a strong blend of expertise. Alta’s integrated services bring the required expertise including transportation planning and traffic engineering, urban design, a fully-integrated public outreach process, safety, parking, transit, ADA, and bicycle/pedestrian facility design.
Alta’s urban designers, landscape architects, and planners work to create a holistic solution to a transportation corridor, which may include landscaping, public art, plazas, new mixes of land use, changes in setbacks and density, and changes to parking. Our traffic engineers and transportation planners help make sure that all modes are considered, using the latest models and methods, and seek to maximize capacity and service quality for all modes.
Montana Complete Streets Toolkit
This guidebook was funded through a CPPW grant through the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, and the Montana Nutrition and Physical Activity Program. This Toolkit is a Montana-specific resource for communities as they strive to improve healthy and safe transportation and recreation options. Download the document.
North Carolina Department of Transportation Complete Streets Design Manual
Alta is currently developing a Complete Streets Design Manual for the NCDOT.
Kanan Road/Thousand Oaks Boulevard Pedestrian Evaluation, Agoura Hills, CA
This project’s overall objective is to improve walking and bicycling as efficient and safe components of the City of Agoura Hills’ multimodal transportation network in order to ensure mobility of all its residents regardless of age, income, or physical ability. Learn More >
Tacoma, WA Complete Streets Reviews
Alta provided on-call project review services, an audit of a recently completed project, and policy recommendations for refinement and adoption of the Complete Streets checklist for the City of Tacoma.
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Queen City Livability Access Plan, Buffalo, NY
As part of its efforts to rejuvenate the city, Buffalo received a grant to conduct a livable streets study. Alta served as an advisor to the city's Wellness Institute to review existing conditions and provide guidance on improved conditions for walking and bicycling.
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Market Street Multi-Modal Study, San Francisco, CA
This complete streets study addresses all of the primary modes on Market Street in order to develop a comprehensive set of transportation improvements for this key
corridor. Several of these recommended improvements, including buffered bicycle lanes on Market Street from 8th Street to Octavia Boulevard, have since been
implemented by SFMTA.
Division Street/Main Street Plan, Portland, OR
Alta Planning + Design led a team of innovative transportation specialists and urban designers to create a long-range plan for redesigning this popular neighborhood greenway corridor in Portland, Oregon.