Creating active, healthy communities.

Alta is working closely with our clients to navigate the current COVID-19 crisis.

We are helping to move projects forward now, with an eye toward the changes that will come in the post-pandemic world. Alta has a long-standing dedication to expanding mobility choices, creating active communities, and advancing climate resilience. It is through that lens that we will seek out and share lessons we are learning as communities adapt to today's realities while preparing for a new and different future. Follow these stories here. We understand the importance of this moment, as we collectively set the stage for what we want our world to be when we return to a new normal.

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

Our People Make the Difference

" Since I was a kid I have always been fascinated with cities and how they look and feel. Growing up in several different states and cities afforded me the opportunity to see how streets influence the feeling of "place". I always knew I wanted to be able to influence cities and people's daily experiences and I'm excited to be able to do that work at Alta. …"

News + Events

  • Alta Innovation Series | Corner Design for All Users

    Join Alta Vice President Joe Gilpin and Senior Designer Matt Pinder for our next Alta Innovation Series presentation on “Corner Design for All Users.” Mark Read More

  • Join us in August for a Walk/Bike/Places virtual event

    Walk/Bike/Places is the premier conference in North America for walking, bicycling, and placemaking professionals from the public and private sectors. Produced by Project for Public Read More

  • Join us in August for the 2020 APBP Webinar Series

    Join us on Wednesday, August 19 for APBP‘s Professional Development Webinar Series. These one-hour webinars provide concise, thorough information on state-of-the-art topics. An unlimited number Read More

  • Find us at the Advancing Trails Webinar Series

    American Trails brings agencies, trailbuilders, advocates, and volunteers the latest in state-of-the-art information on all aspects of trails and greenways. Alta is looking forward to Read More

  • Making Space: Biking out of a Pandemic

    Save the date! Join Alta’s Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP and Jessica Roberts for a conversation about change in travel behaviors in response to the pandemic, and how we Read More

Thought Leadership + Resources

  • Corner Design for All Users

    Historically, intersections have been designed to facilitate easy turning by infrequent design vehicles. This approach has resulted in countless intersections that are much larger than they need Read More

  • Future of Public Spaces and Placemaking Report

    Change has always been constant, but the current pace of technological innovation is especially profound. We are experiencing the compounding influence of multiple converging trends Read More

  • PBOT Mobility Hub Typologies

    Alta is working with the Portland Bureau of Transportation to develop a Kit of Parts for mobility hubs that will guide mobility hub planning and Read More

  • Integrating Health and Transportation in Canada

    Traditionally, transportation systems have been designed for motorized vehicles to move people, goods and services efficiently. Excluding more active and sustainable modes of travel from Read More

  • Accessibility in Print Guide

    This report seeks to answer the question: How do you design print materials that are accessible and inclusive for the widest possibly array of people? Read More