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Alta Planning + Design reflects its mission in its day-to-day practice, and has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Business.

We celebrate our clients and partners whose hard work and dedication to creating active communities has been recognized by the following awards.


Brandon, MS, Comprehensive Plan
2017 Best Project Award – Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association 


Chicago Go Programs
2017 Marketing and Outreach – Public Sector Award, Association for Commuter Transportation


Kennett Active Transportation Plan
2017 Connectivity Award, Transportation Management Association of Chester County


San Bernardino County Transportation Authority Countywide Points of Interest Pedestrian Plan
2017 Innovation in Transportation Planning Award, American Planning Association (APA) Inland Empire Section


Walk. Bike. Thrive!
2017 FHWA Transportation Planning Excellence Award


CV Link
IES-APA 2017 Award, California APA


Seattle Bicycle Master Plan, WA
2017 Design Excellence Award, Seattle Design Commission


Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council and East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Coast to Coast Trail Urban-Rural Overlay Study
2016 NADO Innovation Award


Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Spare the Air Youth Program, CA
2016 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Award, Public Awareness Campaigns


Walk. Bike. Thrive! Atlanta Regional Commission Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update, GA
2016 Outstanding Planning Document, Georgia Planning Association 


City of Eureka Pedestrian Safety Education and Outreach Campaign (“Heads Up”)
2016 APA California Northern Section – 2016 Award of Excellence for Public Outreach


Winnipeg Pedestrian and Cycling Strategy, Ontario
Canadian Institute of Planners – 2016 Sustainable Mobility, Transportation, and Infrastructure


Tualatin River Greenway, OR
American Planning Association (APA) – 2016 Award for Excellence in Sustainability


Chestnut Parking Protected Bike Lane, St. Louis, MO
Missouri Chapter APWA 2016 Public Works Project of the Year Award


San Diego River Trail – Walker Preserve, CA (Alta designed trailhead)
2016 San Diego APWA “Project of the Year” award


Jefferson Parish Master Bicycle Plan, LA
APA Louisiana – 2015 Excellence Award for a Plan


Southern Oregon University
Drive Less Connect programTransportation Options Group of Oregon – 2015 Outstanding Transportation Options Program of the Year


Walk Bike Columbia (SC)
2015 NADO Innovation Award


Cycle Atlanta Phase 1.0, GA
2015 Young Professionals in Transportation – Young Professionals Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year Award


WalkBikeNC – North Carolina Statewide Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan
APA – 2015 National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning
ASLA North Carolina – 2015 State Design Award
APA North Carolina – 2014 Comprehensive Planning Award (Honorable Mention)


Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan, TN
ASLA Tennessee Chapter – 2015 Honor Award, Planning and Analysis: Regional, and 2015 Outstanding Plan Award
APA – 2015 Award for Excellence in Sustainability


Agua Caliente Complete Streets, CA
APA California – 2015 Transportation Planning Award


LA Metro First/Last Mile Strategic Plan
APA – 2015 National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice
APA Los Angeles – 2014 Award of Merit in Planning Best Practices


Davidson Walks & Rolls: Active Transportation Master Plan
APA North Carolina – 2014 Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award (Small Community)


SANBAG Improving Access to Transit for Cyclists & Pedestrians in San Bernardino Valley, California
APA – 2014 National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning


SeaTac Safe and Complete Streets Plan, Washington
APA Washington – 2013 Transportation Planning Award


Woonsocket Main Street Livability Plan, Rhode Island
APA Rhode Island – 2013 Outstanding Neighborhood Planning
Grow Smart Rhode Island – 2013 Outstanding Smart Growth Policies and Plans


University of Washington, Burke Gilman Trail Concept Plan, Seattle, Washington
ASLA Oregon – 2013 Award of Merit


Brandon Downtown Master Plan, Mississippi
APA Mississippi – 2013 Outstanding Planning Project Award


Lewis and Clark Multi-Use Trail Study, IA
APA Iowa – 2013 Transportation Planning Award


Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System Master Plan, Birmingham/Jefferson County, Alabama
ASLA Alabama Chapter – 2013 Honor Award


Emeryville, Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, California
APA California Northern Chapter, 2013 Focused Issue – Award of Excellence


Lower Savannah Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, Georgia
NADO 2013 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award


Chicago Streets for Cycling Plan 2020, Illinois
2012 Best Transportation Projects in the US, Sierra Club
2013 WTS-Chicago, Innovative Transportation Solutions Award


Uptown West Master Plan, Memphis, Tennessee
2012 Outstanding Planning Award for a Large Community, Tennessee Chapter of the APA


Beacon Hill Family Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, Washington
2012 VISION 2040 Award


Riding to 2050: San Diego Regional Bike Plan, California
2012 Outstanding Planning Award, Comprehensive Planning for a Large Jurisdiction, San Diego APA


South Bay Bicycle Master Plan, South Bay, California
2013 SCAG Compass Blueprint Recognition Award
2012 Focused Issue Planning Award, Los Angeles Chapter of the APA
2012 Award of Merit for Grassroots Initiative Award, California State Chapter of the APA


City of Raleigh 2030 Comprehensive Plan (Alta/Greenways as a sub to HNTB), North Carolina
2011 North Carolina Marvin Collins Planning Award: Outstanding Planning Award for Comprehensive Planning in a Large Community


Greenville MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, North Carolina
2012 Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award, NC APA


Des Moines Bicycle and Trail Master Plan, Iowa
2012 APA Iowa Award for Transportation Planning


Tacoma Strategic Mobility Master Plan, Washington
2011 VISION 2040 Award, Puget Sound Regional Council
2011 Pierce County Trail Leadership Award for the Mobility Master Plan, ForeverGreen Council


Ballona Creek Greenway Plan, California
2011 Westside Urban Forum Design Award


City of Kansas City Trails Plan, Missouri
2009 Outstanding Plan Award, Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association; Planning and Analysis Award from American Society of Landscape Architects – Prairie Gateway Chapter


WalkBikeMarin Education and Encouragement Programs, California
2010 Exemplary Human Environment Initiatives (EHEI) Award in Education and Training Programs, FHWA


Naugatuck Greenway / Waterbury Greenway Routing & Feasibility Study, Connecticut
100 most promising projects designed to protect special places and increase access to the outdoors, selected by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
2010 Public Service Award, Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association