Alta’s planners and designers believe that access to healthy food and active recreation and transportation options are inseparably linked components of a healthy community.

The benefits of active transportation and recreation are well-recognized – adding a regular amount of walking and bicycling to a daily routine has the potential to reduce obesity, heart disease, and other sedentary lifestyle diseases. Alta staff work to help make the healthy choice the easy choice by developing policy-level interventions, Complete Street designs, and programs that transform communities. By taking a holistic view of the role of active transportation in community health, our projects provide support for broad and lasting policy and environment changes that foster vibrant and healthy places.