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" The pursuit of physical fitness for me is both an escape and a way of life. Whether running for miles on trails or charging up a hill on my bike, that's when I am my best self -- focused, powerful, and free. Living in Portland, where I don’t have to depend on a car to get around, and where active transportation is celebrated by the community, provides new inspiration. Working as part of the Alta team brings me full circle in my current life pursuits, joining my passion and beliefs with my talents.…"

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  • News + Events

    • New England Bike-Walk Summit 2018

      Biking and walking advocates, municipal officials, and industry leaders will share initiatives, best practices, and success stories at the 2018 New England Bike-Walk Summit, April 26-27 Read More

    • North Carolina MPO Conference 2018

        The 2018 North Carolina MPO conference will be held in Durham, NC, April 25-27, 2018. The conference will bring together transportation planning and engineering Read More

    • Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity PBIC Webinar

      The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently released the Guidebook for Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity to lay out methods that can be used for supporting transportation Read More

    • National APA Conference 2018

      Alta Planning + Design will be present at the 2018 National Planning conference hosted by the American Planning Association in New Orleans, LA on April 21-24, Read More

    • Ontario Bike Summit 2018

      Alta is a proud sponsor of the 10th Annual Ontario Bike Summit in Toronto. Alta staff will be present and speaking in sessions on prioritizing equity in Read More

    Thought Leadership + Resources

    • 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

    • FHWA Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity

      The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released the Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity guide. The Guidebook focuses on multimodal network connectivity and provides information on incorporating Read More

    • 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

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