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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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White Center Traffic Garden

Alta Planning + Design provided pro bono design services for two traffic gardens for Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor Project. The Major Taylor Project provides a year-round youth development cycling program focused on introducing youth from diverse communities to bicycling, healthy living, bicycle maintenance, road safety awareness and the importance of working toward individual goals. Inspired by […]

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Electric Bicycle Share Feasibility Study

Bicycle sharing programs are becoming a major part of the urban transportation fabric in cities worldwide. Funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the purpose of this study is to develop a concept for an electric bicycle share program that can overcome some of the limitations of traditional, stationbased bicycle share programs.

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Designed to Move: Active Cities Report

A guide for City Leaders A blueprint for leaders to transform any city into an active city. The Active Cities Report includes practical guidance, sample metrics, and inspirational examples – as well as a summary of the evidence that proves an active city is a competitive city.

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