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  • News + Events

    • Carolina Thread Trail Conference

      The Carolina Thread Trail Forum celebrated its tenth year of bringing together 200 of the Carolina region’s leading experts, industry professionals, and community leaders involved Read More

    • Hannah Mullin Recognized by the Association for Commuter Transportation

        Alta Programs Specialist Hannah Mullin was one of “40 under 40” recognized by the Association for Commuter Transportation as outstanding leaders in TDM. As an Read More

    • 2017 Bicycle Friendly University Awards Announced

      2017 Bicycle Friendly University Awards Announced Each year, the League of American Bicyclists announces new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities (BFUs). According to the League’s Read More

    • New Mobility Group: Managing Change in Our Cities

      New Mobility Group: Managing Change in Our Cities In a world of fast-changing technology, Alta continues to lead the way in building active, healthy, and Read More

    • NACTO Designing Cities Conference 2017

      NACTO Designing Cities 2017: Chicago Learn from national leader and Alta Principal Joe Gilpin (contributor to the original NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide) and Tim Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • Behavioral Insights to Transportation Demand Management

      Alta partnered with Behavioural Insights Team on a TransLink Behavioural Insights Guidance Study to apply findings from behavioral economics research to the challenge of increasing Read More

    • Benefits of Greenways in the Triangle Region of North Carolina

      The East Coast Greenway in the Triangle connects communities in four counties, serving as a nearly 70-mile trail “spine” that links to many  other trail Read More

    • Advisory Bike Lanes in North America

      White Paper: Advisory Bike Lanes in North America Despite being used successfully for decades in Europe, Advisory Bike Lanes (also known as advisory shoulders), are Read More

    • Measures for Success: New Tools for Shaping Transportation Behavior

      In partnership with TransitCenter, Alta completed a research project to develop evaluation tools for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) campaigns that would tell more complete stories Read More

    • Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks – Case Studies: Lessons Learned

      Since the release of the Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide, many stakeholders have turned their attention toward implementation. How has it worked for Read More

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