Alta’s designers can create trail features that reflect a community’s unique culture and provide recreation, transportation, education and inspiration. Signage can educate trail users about the history of the trail, local ecology, or environmental concerns. Providing benches at rest areas and viewpoints encourages people of all ages and capabilities to use the trail.
Alta authored or helped prepare many of the documents that provide standards or best practices for bicycle, pedestrian and trail facilities. We know what contributes to a successful trail, including the nuances of the physical improvements (reduction of conflicts at complicated intersections, transitions to on -road bikeways and sidewalks , mitigation of impacts in sensitive environmental and constrained areas), the aesthetic qualities (landscaping, surfacing, amenities), site security elements (rules signing, fencing, visibility, lighting), and maintenance and management (pathway monitoring, police patrolling, and community stewardship).