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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" My passion for bicycling began the day my parents gave me a shiny red Schwinn bike complete with a banana seat, handlebar streamers, and training wheels…wait, what? Training wheels?! No training wheels for this kid!

I begged my dad to take them off before I jumped on my bike and aimed it down our steep dirt driveway. Knuckles clenched, I pushed my bike forward… down the hill I flew, wind in my hair and a smile on my face! Moments later I crashed spectacularly into the bushes at the bottom of the driveway. As I dusted myself off and…"

News + Events

  • 2020 State of Transportation Planning Report

    The American Planning Association has published the 2020 State of Transportation Planning report and we’re thrilled to share articles written by Alta staff. Alta planner Read More

  • COVID-19 Crisis: Alta’s Response

    Alta’s core mission is to create active and healthy communities. During the present COVID-19 public health crisis, we are as committed as ever. Not only Read More

  • Find Us at the Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit!

    The event will feature workshops by high-caliber presenters, insightful plenary and keynotes, ample networking time, and several outdoor events. Read More

  • Find us at the 2020 National Walking Summit!

    The national walking movement has always been informed by local work to create safer, more accessible, well-connected networks of mobility. There is no one-sized fits Read More

  • Jessica Roberts to host workshop at Transportation Research Board annual meeting

    The workshop will feature remarks from noted behavioral scientists about current research, and participants will help to develop a behavioral research agenda for the transportation field. Read More

Thought Leadership + Resources

  • 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

  • MnDOT Demonstration Project Implementation Guide

    Download this resource to implement short-term, low-cost, temporary roadway projects to promote and advance Safe Routes to School and active transportation initiatives. Read More

  • NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide: Don’t Give Up at the Intersection

    This guidance provides the tools cities need to build comprehensive, connected, safe bike networks. Read More

  • National Center for Mobility Management

    Learn about this approach to designing and delivering transportation services that starts and ends with the customer. Read More