Universities are not only institutions of higher learning, they are also an incubator for researchers and thought leaders to create new ideas and practices. This can be said about cutting-edge laboratory research, as well as sustainable transportation practices like bicycle planning and program development.
While bicycling has emerged at some campuses through organic means, those who have developed policies, programs, and facilities have yielded greater success in increasing bicycling rates. Alta understands that campuses require a special approach to bicycles and pedestrians that reflects the internal circulation needs and aesthetic style of the institution. Issues such as safety and accessibility, the separation of cyclists, pedestrians, and internal service vehicles, high quality and quantity of bicycle parking, policies on bicycle riding, campus bike share, and programs to encourage walking and bicycling are all integral parts of Alta’s campus bicycle and pedestrian master plans.