The View from the Saddle — Bike Touring Through SE Asia

The children were incredibly curious and friendly throughout SE Asia, but particularly in Vietnam and Laos. These boys ran out to say hello when we stopped for a fruit break on the side of the road in Laos. Blog 3 of 3 — Reflections on the People and the Culture By: Sam Corbett, Principal, Alta Planning + Design […]

What I Learned From My Walking Commute in Hanoi

Left: Watching helplessly from the back of a motorbike as my friend takes on a typical rush hour intersection on one of Hanoi’s major roads. Right: In Hanoi’s maze of alleyways, motorbikes function better as family vehicles than, say, a minivan. Left: Watching helplessly from the back of a motorbike as my friend takes on a […]

Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning in Alaska

By Fred Young, Principal, Alta Planning + Design The first question I always get is “how do you do a statewide pedestrian and bicycle plan for Alaska?” This is a legitimate question. Alaska is huge: we have all seen the map showing the state of Alaska spanning the width of the lower 48 states. Alaska […]