Creating active, healthy communities.

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    Do you have a passion for creating active, healthy communities?

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    We are leaders in innovative multimodal transportation planning, design, and engineering.

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    We are on the cutting edge, advancing the field, pushing forward innovative ideas.

Our People Make the Difference

" I started Alta in 1996 with the idea of providing high quality planning and design services exclusively in the non-motorized transportation field, rather than as a sideline. My feeling then and today is that bicycle and walking are only the indicators of healthy communities, and that cities and towns around the world all desired healthier citizens, economies, and transportation systems. My goal with Alta was to have a firm not dominated by a single person, but rather a group of motivated, sharp, and passionate owners. The name ‘Alta’ was chosen because of its positive Spanish connotation (‘high’…"

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  • News + Events

    • Find us at the 2019 Ontario Bike Summit!

      The Ontario Bike Summit is the premier cycling conference in Ontario. The 11th Annual edition will be taking place on April 1 and 2, 2019 Read More

    • Find us at the Minnesota Transportation Conference!

      Minnesota’s Transportation Conference, the largest transportation event in the state, explores the latest transportation innovations and offers networking opportunities for transportation professionals. We hope to Read More

    • Find us at the Georgia Walks Summit!

        The 2019 Georgia Walks Summit is the fourth annual statewide gathering of transportation and public health professionals, elected officials and community advocates committed to Read More

    • Find us at the International Trails Symposium!

      2019 International Trails Symposium April 28 – May 1 | Syracuse, NY Mark your calendar! The 2019 International Trails Symposium, hosted by American Trails, is Read More

    • Find us at the 2019 Washington Bike Summit!

      Alta will be well represented at the upcoming 2019 Washington Bike Summit in Olympia, Washington. The event will feature keynote speakers, breakout sessions, guided workshops, lunch and opportunities Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • TRB Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility

      The TRB Forum on Autonomous Vehicles and Shared Mobility released this white paper, discussing the opportunities and challenges, and the complexities and uncertainties of new Read More

    • White Paper: Promoting Active Transportation Safety in Preparation for Autonomous Vehicles

      Autonomous vehicle (AV) technology is advancing and moving closer to public adoption. The technology brings opportunities and concerns for safeguarding the safety and comfort of Read More

    • Making New Mobility Work for Your Community – Alta Webinar

      Mobility is undergoing multiple dramatic shifts. Cities, regions, and states are responding with a range of policy, planning, and design strategies. Join Alta’s New Mobility Read More

    • The Rise of Micro-Mobility: Responding to Dockless Bike Share and Shared Mobility

      The newest trends in mobility are small, cheap, nimble, and shared. What does the rise of micro-mobility mean for your community? In this Alta Innovation Read More

    • Evaluating the Economic Impact of Shared Use Paths in North Carolina

      Alta Planning + Design worked with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) from 2015-2018 to analyze four major shared use paths across North Carolina. Read More