Andy Boenau, AICP

Like most Gen Xers, my sister and I had the freedom to ride bikes for miles around. My mission is to make places comfortable for people of all ages to walk or ride a bicycle. Facts alone don't motivate people to action, so I'm always studying advertisers, authors, filmmakers, and photographers. Parenting reminds me that good stories spark interest and curiosity.


Andy helps clients plan and design space that accommodates people of all ages and physical abilities. Common labels for his work include new urbanism, active transportation, and placemaking. He helps professional planners develop strategies to promote walking and bicycling as viable transportation modes as technology and urban design become integrated like never before.

Outside the office, Andy teaches college students, non-profits, lobbyists, and politicians about connections between infrastructure and the human experience. He’s a certified planner with a civil engineering degree from Virginia Tech.

Alta creates active communities where bicycling and walking are safe, healthy, fun, and normal daily activities.

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