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Benefits of Greenways in the Triangle Region of North Carolina

The East Coast Greenway in the Triangle connects communities in four counties, serving as a nearly 70-mile trail “spine” that links to many  other trail systems throughout the region. This report contains an analysis of the estimated quantified benefits resulting from implementation of the East Coast Greenway in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. In total, […]

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Advisory Bike Lanes in North America

White Paper: Advisory Bike Lanes in North America Despite being used successfully for decades in Europe, Advisory Bike Lanes (also known as advisory shoulders), are an emerging facility type in North America and can be an effective tool for communities to provide bicycle lanes on streets that are otherwise too narrow to accommodate them. Alta’s […]

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Measures for Success: New Tools for Shaping Transportation Behavior

In partnership with TransitCenter, Alta completed a research project to develop evaluation tools for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) campaigns that would tell more complete stories about the impact they have on communities. Focusing on SmartTrips/individualized marketing campaigns, but relevant to any specific TDM campaign, the report outlines a range of tools and methodologies that can […]

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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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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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