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Future of Public Spaces and Placemaking Report

Change has always been constant, but the current pace of technological innovation is especially profound. We are experiencing the compounding influence of multiple converging trends — from Uber and Lyft trips, real-time trip planning, and shared micromobility, to Amazon Prime same-day deliveries, grocery and restaurant couriers, driverless taxis, and much more. We want these new […]

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PBOT Mobility Hub Typologies

Alta is working with the Portland Bureau of Transportation to develop a Kit of Parts for mobility hubs that will guide mobility hub planning and implementation. The project includes an assessment of typical contexts in the City of Portland, aligning mobility hub types with the land use context, future growth strategy of the region, and […]

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Noteworthy Local Policies That Support Safe and Complete Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks

While much of the focus on bicycle and pedestrian travel is on building new infrastructure, policy (laws, regulations, ordinances, and procedures) plays a critical role in shaping how we use and manage our transportation systems.  The Federal Highway Administration developed this guide to provide local and state agencies with tools to complement new infrastructure and […]

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FHWA Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide

Alta, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, developed The Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide. The guide translates existing street design guidance and facility types for bicycle and pedestrian safety and comfort for the smaller scale places not addressed in guides such as the NACTO Street Design Guide […]

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NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

The purpose of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide (part of the Cities for Cycling initiative) is to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists. The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide is based on the experience of the best cycling cities in the world. […]

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