Complete Streets 2.0: Putting Design Principles into Action

By: Derek Abe, Planning Associate, Alta Planning + Design Last week we discussed eight Complete Streets 2.0 design principles that serve as a framework for successfully integrating new and emerging mobility options into our streetscapes. These principles allow us to adapt current designs, in response to new and shifting modes of transportation, while better balancing […]

Complete Streets 2.0: Responding to The Fast Pace of Change in Transportation

By: Jean Crowther, Senior Planning Associate, AICP, Alta Planning + Design Signs of Change Over the last several years, the rise of ridesourcing (a.k.a. TNCs, ride hailing, and ridesharing, such as Uber and Lyft) has brought the challenge of curb management to the forefront for cities large and small. Unmanaged curb access can impact a […]

Traffic Calming — A Radical Idea in 1995

The pedestrian mall in Bayreuth, Germany November 9, 1989, this was the day the Wall came down and the borders opened. It was packed with East Germans By Cynthia Hoyle, Planner, Alta Planning + Design When the American Planning Association agreed to publish the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) report on Traffic Calming in 1995 it was […]

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 […]