2015 News + Events
May 20

Announcing Alta’s Innovative Engineering Group

Why hire Alta Planning + Design to engineer solutions for your streets? For close to 20 years, Alta Planning + Design has been planning and design healthy, active communities in hundreds of communities and with thousands of miles of walkways, bikeways and trails. We celebrate our expanding engineering group and their exciting activities. Engineers are […]

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May 7

Salt Lake City to Install Nation’s First Protected Intersection for Bicycling

…”Salt Lake City is on track to implement America’s first protected intersection for bicycling this summer…Last year, Portland-based Nick Falbo campaigned to introduce the basic template to America and submitted a protected intersection design to a competition at George Mason University. His video is a great introduction to how protected intersections work. Falbo and the team at Alta Planning + Design were consultants […]

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Apr 29

Chicago’s Ongoing Transportation Revolution

Join Alta on May 5, 2015 for a chance to get the scoop on Chicago’s Transportation Revolution. This even is hosted by the American Planning Association – Chicago Metro Section. Our streets generally change slowly. Decade after decade, streets are built to relatively constant designs and single occupancy cars dominate the landscape. Chicago has defied this trend in recent […]

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Apr 29

WalkBikeNC Wins 2015 National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning

Alta is proud to announce that our work on the WalkBikeNC North Carolina Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan has been recognized by the American Planning Association with a National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning. WalkBikeNC is North Carolina’s first statewide plan for improving walking and bicycling. Championed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Bicycle and Pedestrian […]

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Apr 15

Alta Celebrates Engineering Month!

Happy Engineering Month! For close to 20 years, Alta Planning + Design has been planning and design healthy, active communities in hundreds of communities and with thousands of miles of walkways, bikeways and trails. This month we celebrate our expanding engineering group and their exciting activities. We often say that engineers are crucial community problem […]

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Mar 10

Alta is Proud to Honor Deb Hubsmith

Alta Planning + Design is proud to honor Deb Hubsmith, founder of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership with this video. Deb has championed bicycling and walking advocacy and outreach for two decades at local, regional, state and national levels. Video produced by Alta Planning + Design.  http://youtu.be/zWkqSqzOFho

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Feb 12

TRB Conference: Moving Active Transportation to Higher Ground, Health Impact Assessments

Join Alta Planner Mike Sellinger at the Transportation Research Board program, Moving Active Transportation to Higher Ground: Opportunities for Accelerating the Assessment of Health Impacts on April 14 in Washington, D.C. The conference will bring together professionals in the fields of transportation, urban planning, public health, health care, and health economics to explore the state […]

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Feb 12

American Trails webinar: “Trail Wayfinding Systems: A Practical Guide to Principles, Best Practices, and Deployment”

Alta Wayfinding Designer Karen Vitkay joined a national group of experts for this American Trails webinar on March 19. The program provided trail and greenway planners, designers, and managers with a practical understanding of trail/ped/bike wayfinding and informational systems with an emphasis on in-the-field structures and media. Elements addressed included: directional and locational; use and access; […]

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