Celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month

By: Britt Storck, Daniel Ashworth, and Mary Stewart Landscape Architecture has great breadth as a design profession, with significant impacts on communities and quality of life. Alta’s design group includes a collaborative team of landscape architects and landscape designers who understand that truly successful projects are a reflection of their communities. As landscape architects, we […]

4 Trail Trends Explained

By: Britt Storck, Jason Reyes, Laura Hagerman, and Collin Chesston, Alta Planning + Design T rails and greenways are well known for providing active transportation and recreation benefits to communities. But there are other advantages associated to these outdoor spaces. From CPTED to trail economics, these four emerging trends in trails can help inform your […]

Celebrating National Engineers Week

By: Steve Frieson, Principal, and Joe Gilpin, Principal To celebrate National Engineers Week, we’re highlighting a different project each day, showing the innovative ways our engineers create active, healthy communities. See which projects have already been shared below, and check back each day for updates throughout the week! 1. Coachella Valley Link Alta Engineer Juan […]

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 […]

Getting People to Change Behavior Starts with Listening

Alta’s Hannah Day-Kapell provides a custom motivational interviewing training for Safe Routes to School professionals in Wisconsin. By: Hannah Mullin, Senior Programs Specialist, Alta Planning + Design At Alta, our programs team helps communities get the most out of the transportation options available to them. We support residents in diverse communities in overcoming the barriers […]

Portland Has Something Else to be Thankful For

Central City in Motion is a Go By: Katie Mangle, Principal, Alta Planning + Design This Thanksgiving, there’s a lot to be grateful for. Here at Alta, we’re celebrating the Portland City Council’s unanimous vote to adopt Central City in Motion, which will make downtown streets safer, more efficient, and equitable for all Portland residents. The […]

An Active Transportation Planner’s Insights from Actively Transporting Through SE Asia

by: Ryan Johnson, Planning Associate, Alta Planning + Design Alta rewards employees at their five-year mark with a travel stipend to any international destination that provides experiences related to Alta’s business. This reflection recaps Ryan Johnson’s recent travels through SE Asia. At any other time and place, bicycling in a steady rain would be one […]

The View from the Saddle — Bike Touring Through SE Asia

In Vietnam and Laos, there are numerous seasonal bamboo bridges that only exist during the dry season and often have small tolls to pay for their upkeep. This bridge was one of the longest that we saw and was located along the coast in central Vietnam. Blog 2 of 3 — Reflections on Bicycle Infrastructure by: Sam Corbett, […]

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