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 […]

Incorporating Multimodal Network Connectivity Measures into Planning Processes

Photo Credit: Nancy Pierce, 2017 Why does multimodal network connectivity matter? In the transportation planning and design industry, we celebrate the opening of a new bike lane, sidewalk, or freeway over-crossing. However, it’s important to take a step back and think about what the construction of that facility means in practical terms for daily users. One […]

One Size Does Not Fit All

The Significance of Design Guidelines for Small Towns and Rural Communities Until recently, photographs showcasing best practice bicycle and pedestrian design throughout the US had something missing. Design guidelines generally featured transit lanes, five story buildings, and wide sidewalks; all contemporary and innovative facilities were considered to be “urban” in nature. Missing from the conversation […]