Fort Collins Opens Its First Official Low-Stress Bikeway

Photo credit: City of Fort Collins By Joe Gilpin and Tom Natwick, Alta Planning + Design How do cities better serve residents in providing bikeways that will appeal to a wider spectrum of their residents, be safer and induce more use? The vast majority of bicycle involved crashes occur at intersections along collector and arterial streets; […]

Planning + Design Durham, NC, Style

Daniel Hedglin #DrawThisTown If you visit downtown Durham, you will hear the sounds of a booming place, with high-rises under construction and the occasional train that continues through to Raleigh or Charlotte. In the summer, you will hear the cheer of the Durham Bulls crowd. Walk into the 110-year old building at E. Chapel Hill […]

A New Vision for Transportation Professionals

By Bryan Jones, PE, AICP, Principal, Alta Planning + Design As a young engineer and planner, I was trained to think these were the top transportation issues: level of service (LOS) C or D, on-going maintenance of roads, funding for expansion of freeways and roads to relieve congestion, perfecting the travel demand model forecasts for […]

Alta’s “Rose City Linc” Enters Green Loop Design Competition

By Katie Mangle, Principal, Alta Planning + Design The City of Portland’s newly adopted Comprehensive Plan includes the six-mile Green Loop as part of the armature for the tremendous growth the City anticipates in the next 20 years. In response to the University of Oregon’s John Yeon Center for Architecture’s Loop PDX design competition, Alta […]