Alta’s team of designers, engineers, and urban planners work with cities to create system plans, including siting, design, and permits for the individual stations within bike share systems.

Our experience includes:

  • Defining the coverage area based on our comprehensive demand modeling
  • Establishing the density of the system based on context
  • Incorporating system equity to ensure stations are accessible to a broad cross section of the community
  • Siting potential station locations along key corridors, in safe, visible and popular destinations
  • Understanding the available equipment options and design best practices
  • Ground-truthing potential sites based on system needs, site conditions and physical requirements of the equipment
  • Drafting station plans for permitting and installation
  • Developing highly-graphic user-friendly maps and 3-D visualizations and mock-ups

We also maintain a feedback loop with the industry leaders who operate the various bike share systems we’ve helped launch. This open communication stream has given us an in-depth knowledge of how our station siting and design ultimately affects installation, deployment, and operations and we are constantly refining this process.