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.

  • Oregon ASLA, Outstanding Emerging Professional Award 2016 – Deven Young
  • Alliance for Commuter Transportation, 40 Under 40 Award 2016 – Cathy Cibor
  • Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals, Professional of the Year Award 2016 – Ryan Johnson
  • WTS Portland Chapter 2016 New Voice Award – Hannah Crum
  • Young Professionals Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year Award 2015 – Sam Piper and team
  • Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals, Professional of the Year Award 2015 – Jessica Roberts
  • Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals, Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 – Jeff Olson
  • Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals, Bike/Ped Professional of the Year 2007 – Mia Birk

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

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

  • San Bernardino County Transportation Authority Countywide Points of Interest Pedestrian Plan
    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