The goals of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) grant are to support schools, local governments and communities to reduce overweight and obesity rates by increasing healthy eating and physical activity through policy, system and environment changes.

As part of a team, Alta provided tailored technical assistance to funded jurisdictions in Seattle and King County to develop, refine or enhance their existing non-motorized transportation systems in order to increase access to opportunities for walking and biking, with an emphasis on improving conditions for focus populations and/or geographic areas. This included either refinement or an update of bicycle/pedestrian components of an existing transportation master plan, comprehensive plan, bicycle/pedestrian plan; or development of a new bicycle/pedestrian plan for the cities of SeaTac, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, and Snoqualmie.

The bicycle and pedestrian planning work included developing community vision, goals and objectives; reviewing and evaluating existing policies and zoning regulations; existing conditions, and demand; identifying and prioritizing locations needing improved facilities; locating safe routes to schools; and developing high-level conceptual cost estimates and identifying funding strategies