2017 News + Events
Feb 10

Caltrans Releases Draft State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

  Caltrans has released for public review the draft State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which lays out the policies and actions Caltrans and its partner agencies should take to achieve the department’s ambitious statewide goals to double walking and triple bicycling trips by 2020.  “Active transportation is at the nexus of many of our state’s […]

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Feb 8

Winter Cycling Congress 2017

  Alta Planning + Design is headed to Winter Cycling Congress 2017 in Montréal, Québec, February 8-10. Our staff will share best practices for designing bikeways in winter cities and encouraging winter cycling, including maintenance lessons from Ottawa’s winter cycling network and lessons learned from planning a statewide system in Alaska. We will also share the results of our […]

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Jan 30

Alta Launches New Mobility Group: Managing Change in Our Cities

In a world of fast-changing technology, Alta continues to lead the way in building active, healthy, and connected communities. Through robust civic engagement, new tools, applied research, and thoughtful planning, we help communities harness benefits while managing risks. Alta has formed the New Mobility Group in response to the ever-evolving field of transportation, including autonomous vehicles, shared use mobility, […]

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Jan 30

Empire State Trail

  Alta is involved in one of the biggest projects in the nation: The Empire State Trail. The 750 mile, $200M initiative was announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the 2017 State of the State address. “The scenic ‎natural beauty that spans every corner of this state is key to our prosperity, vital […]

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Jan 9

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 guide fulfills the need and desire to make travel safer and more active in small and rural communities. The guide’s visualizations and flexible design guidance provides solutions for contemporary walking and […]

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2016 News + Events
Dec 28

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 to Coast Trail Urban-Rural Overlay Study. Each year, NADO recognizes member organizations that demonstrate innovative approaches to regional economic and community development through our Innovation Awards program. The cross-state trail […]

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Dec 1

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 to manual observation for no more than a few hours per year. More robust and reliable data on non-motorized travel helps determine where investments in walking and biking infrastructure are […]

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Oct 26

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 nomination from the Boston Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to […]

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Oct 19

Deven Young Honored by ASLA Oregon

We are pleased to announce that Deven Young, ASLA, Designer in our Portland office, was honored by the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects as 2016 Outstanding Emerging Professional Award. The awards celebrate the spirit of the landscape architecture profession in Oregon by recognizing people and organizations for their outstanding service to […]

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