Taking a plan to the next step and determining what solutions are actually workable is critical to bicycle, pedestrian, and trail projects. For complex projects, a feasibility study is an important step in looking at opportunities and constraints, refining alignments, and developing initial design concepts.
With experience on hundreds of projects, Alta has developed a keen sense of how to determine whether a project is truly workable. We employ tools such as environmental, usability, and cost analysis—and we can include public outreach to property owners and potential users. We investigate safety and infrastructure concerns, examine the relative benefits of alternative project options, and outline long-term, follow-up options.
This work can be combined with recommendations that can lead directly into the design process, including preferred alignment and design concepts, description of any necessary permitting or environmental clearances, and other critical path items for implementation. The final report will offer a clear view of the project's chances for success, including recommendations for a preferred alignment and design, and other things that could be changed to increase feasibility.
Featured ProjectsClark County Equestrian Study, Nevada
Alta Planning + Design worked with Clark County and Cannon Survey Center at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada to implement a telephone and mail survey of the residents living in the Rural Neighborhood Preservation areas. The results clearly showed demand for equestrian trails, from equestrians as well as non-equestrians.Learn More >Aracata Rail-with-Trail Connectivity Study & Design, California
The Alta Team worked with the local rail operator to develop a trail design and management plan that will allow the trail and railroad to co-exist. The proposed trail begins in the City of Arcata and ends along the Humoldt Bay south of the city.Learn More >Katy Trail Arts Loop, Texas
The Katy Trail is located in Dallas, Texas, and the connection will improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities between the Katy Trail and downtown by providing complete streets that accommodate bicycles, pedestrians, mass transit, and vehicles.Learn More >Chelatchie Rail-with-Trail, Washington
Based on our Federal Rail Authority study on trails in active rail corridors and on-the-ground experience, Alta was selected to prepare a trail feasibility study examining the suitability of all segments of the corridor for rail-with-trail development along the Chelatchie Prarie Railroad.Learn More >