Celebrating a Life on Two Wheels

By: Brett Hondorp, President, Alta Planning + Design My father-in-law Leonard passed away a few weeks ago. As we were gathered with family and friends, the conversation turned to the ragtag collection of bikes in his garage, and someone remarked that his e‑bike had added years to his life. Leonard was in his 80s, and […]

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 […]

“Smart Trips Austin” Aims to Answer Tough Transportation Questions

By: Hannah Mullin and Cathy Cibor, Alta Planning + Design Intimidated by e-scooters? Not sure how to find the best bus route to get to work? Worried biking will be too hard? Here’s how Alta answered those questions in Austin, TX. For the past three years, Alta’s programs team has supported the City of Austin […]

Promoting Active Transportation Safety in Preparation for Autonomous Vehicles

Download the White Paper Here Autonomous shuttle pilots and projects are in action throughout the country. Image source: Mobility e3 By: Kristen O’Toole, AICP , Catrine Machi, AICP, LCI, and Jean Crowther, AICP Alta Planning + Design The race to develop and deploy fully autonomous vehicles (AV) is on, but how does the safety of people outside […]

How to Get in Front of the Future: Anticipatory Planning

Lisa Nisenson, New Mobility Technical Advisor with Alta, contributed to the May 2018 Special Transportation Issue of Planning Magazine published by the American Planning Association. The article titled “Best-Case Scenario Planning” provides strategies for incorporating tomorrow’s transportation into today’s plans. By: Lisa Nisensen, New Mobility Technical Advisor, with Jean Crowther, AICP, New Mobility Group Lead, Alta […]