Alta Planning + Design reflects its mission in its day-to-day practice, and has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Business.

We celebrate our clients and partners whose hard work and dedication to creating active communities has been recognized by the following awards.

  • Young Professionals Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year Award 2015 – Sam Piper and team
  • Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals, Professional of the Year Award 2015 – Jessica Roberts
  • Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals, Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 – Jeff Olson
  • Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals, Bike/Ped Professional of the Year 2007 – Mia Birk

  • Tualatin River Greenway, OR

  American Planning Association (APA) – 2016 Award for Excellence in Sustainability

  • Jefferson Parish Master Bicycle Plan, LA

  APA Louisiana – 2015 Excellence Award for a Plan

  • Southern Oregon University

Drive Less Connect programTransportation Options Group of Oregon – 2015 Outstanding Transportation Options Program of the Year

  • Walk Bike Columbia (SC)

2015 NADO Innovation Award

  • Cycle Atlanta Phase 1.0, GA

2015 Young Professionals in Transportation – Young Professionals Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year Award

  • WalkBikeNC – North Carolina Statewide Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan

APA – 2015 National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning

ASLA North Carolina – 2015 State Design Award

APA North Carolina – 2014 Comprehensive Planning Award (Honorable Mention)

  • Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan, TN

ASLA Tennessee Chapter – 2015 Honor Award, Planning and Analysis: Regional, and 2015 Outstanding Plan Award

APA – 2015 Award for Excellence in Sustainability

  • Agua Caliente Complete Streets, CA

APA California – 2015 Transportation Planning Award

  • LA Metro First/Last Mile Strategic Plan

APA – 2015 National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice

APA Los Angeles – 2014 Award of Merit in Planning Best Practices

  • Davidson Walks & Rolls: Active Transportation Master Plan

APA North Carolina – 2014 Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award (Small Community)

  • SANBAG Improving Access to Transit for Cyclists & Pedestrians in San Bernardino Valley, California

APA – 2014 National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning

  • SeaTac Safe and Complete Streets Plan, Washington

APA Washington – 2013 Transportation Planning Award

  • Woonsocket Main Street Livability Plan, Rhode Island

APA Rhode Island – 2013 Outstanding Neighborhood Planning

Grow Smart Rhode Island – 2013 Outstanding Smart Growth Policies and Plans

  • University of Washington, Burke Gilman Trail Concept Plan, Seattle, Washington

ASLA Oregon – 2013 Award of Merit

  • Brandon Downtown Master Plan, Mississippi

APA Mississippi – 2013 Outstanding Planning Project Award

  • Lewis and Clark Multi-Use Trail Study, IA

APA Iowa – 2013 Transportation Planning Award

  • Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System Master Plan, Birmingham/Jefferson County, Alabama

ASLA Alabama Chapter – 2013 Honor Award

  • Emeryville, Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, California

APA California Northern Chapter, 2013 Focused Issue – Award of Excellence

  • Lower Savannah Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, Georgia

NADO 2013 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award

  • Chicago Streets for Cycling Plan 2020, Illinois

2012 Best Transportation Projects in the US, Sierra Club
2013 WTS-Chicago, Innovative Transportation Solutions Award

  • Uptown West Master Plan, Memphis, Tennessee

2012 Outstanding Planning Award for a Large Community, Tennessee Chapter of the APA

  • Beacon Hill Family Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, Washington

2012 VISION 2040 Award

  • Riding to 2050: San Diego Regional Bike Plan, California

2012 Outstanding Planning Award, Comprehensive Planning for a Large Jurisdiction, San Diego APA

  • South Bay Bicycle Master Plan, South Bay, California

2013 SCAG Compass Blueprint Recognition Award
2012 Focused Issue Planning Award, Los Angeles Chapter of the APA
2012 Award of Merit for Grassroots Initiative Award, California State Chapter of the APA

  • City of Raleigh 2030 Comprehensive Plan (Alta/Greenways as a sub to HNTB), North Carolina

2011 North Carolina Marvin Collins Planning Award: Outstanding Planning Award for Comprehensive Planning in a Large Community

  • Greenville MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, North Carolina

2012 Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award, NC APA

  • Des Moines Bicycle and Trail Master Plan, Iowa

2012 APA Iowa Award for Transportation Planning

  • Tacoma Strategic Mobility Master Plan, Washington

2011 VISION 2040 Award, Puget Sound Regional Council
2011 Pierce County Trail Leadership Award for the Mobility Master Plan, ForeverGreen Council

  • Ballona Creek Greenway Plan, California

2011 Westside Urban Forum Design Award

  • City of Kansas City Trails Plan, Missouri

2009 Outstanding Plan Award, Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association; Planning and Analysis Award from American Society of Landscape Architects – Prairie Gateway Chapter

  • WalkBikeMarin Education and Encouragement Programs, California

2010 Exemplary Human Environment Initiatives (EHEI) Award in Education and Training Programs, FHWA

  • Naugatuck Greenway / Waterbury Greenway Routing & Feasibility Study, Connecticut

100 most promising projects designed to protect special places and increase access to the outdoors, selected by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
2010 Public Service Award, Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association