2018 News + Events
Jan 5

FHWA Rescission of Interim Approval of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons

FHWA Rescinds Interim Approval for RRFBs On December 21, 2017, FHWA issued a memo rescinding its interim approval for the use of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs). This news is alarming to the entire municipal and transportation industry as RRFBs have demonstrated many safety benefits (including a crash modification factor of 0.526) and have been […]

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2017 News + Events
Dec 20

Alta Durham Moves Up to Bicycle Friendly Business Gold Status

Alta Durham Recognized as Gold Bicycle Friendly Business Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Alta Planning + Design’s Durham office with Gold Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB℠) designation. Alta’s Durham office joins a cutting-edge group of 1,118 current Bicycle Friendly Businesses, and 10 other Alta offices to be recognized, that are transforming the American workplace. “The League […]

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Dec 18

Spragins Cycle Track Opening – First Protected Bike Lane in Alabama

Alabama’s First Protected Bike Lane Opens in Huntsville A transformation of three city blocks into a bicycling connector on which bikes and cars will co-exist equally “wasn’t so simple as just slapping down some green paint,” as Dennis Madsen puts it. The makeover of Spragins Street in downtown Huntsville, with its new green stripes and […]

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Dec 7

Carolina Thread Trail Conference

The Carolina Thread Trail Forum celebrated its tenth year of bringing together 200 of the Carolina region’s leading experts, industry professionals, and community leaders involved in advancing the region’s trail network. Alta’s Jeff Olson, RA was the lunch keynote speaker, highlighting best practices in developing regional trail networks and Alta’s experience leading the Empire State Trail effort. […]

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Nov 13

2017 Bicycle Friendly University Awards Announced

2017 Bicycle Friendly University Awards Announced Each year, the League of American Bicyclists announces new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities (BFUs). According to the League’s website, there are now 182 BFUs in the US. Achieving a high level of designation requires a comprehensive approach, including developing on-campus bikeways and implementing a diverse set of education, encouragement, engagement, […]

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Oct 30

New Mobility Group: Managing Change in Our Cities

New Mobility Group: Managing Change in Our Cities In a world of fast-changing technology, Alta continues to lead the way in building active, healthy, and connected communities. Alta has formed the New Mobility Group in response to the ever-evolving field of transportation, including autonomous vehicles, shared use mobility, and new opportunities for placemaking with expanded mobility options. If designed […]

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Oct 30

NACTO Designing Cities Conference 2017

NACTO Designing Cities 2017: Chicago Learn from national leader and Alta Principal Joe Gilpin (contributor to the original NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide) and Tim Gustafson in a special bikeway training session to kick off NACTO Designing Cities. Whether you have never cracked open the guide, or are seeking to learn the latest, this training […]

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Oct 25

NABSA Bikeshare Right Of Way Summit

Bikeshare ROW Summit 2017 The NABSA bikeshare Right of Way Summit will be an exploration of the various ways to accommodate the growing numbers of dockless bike share bicycles within the public right of way that minimizes impact to pedestrian traffic, ADA accessibility, transit access, and clutter. Alta’s bikeshare expert Phil Goff will focus on potential […]

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