Partnerships in SRTS: Who should take the lead?

June 13, 2019

Some of the most common questions clients ask me are: who should hire a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Coordinator? Are SRTS Coordinators most effective when they’re housed in school districts, cities, counties, regions, or even state agencies? What about in transportation or planning departments? The department of education? Or public health? My answer is […]

How Racial Justice Concerns Tie Into Vision Zero Policies

May 21, 2019

Last year, Alta Planning + Design supported a UCLA grad student, Rabi Abonour, in a research project to examine how racial justice concerns around enforcement practices tie into Vision Zero policies and projects. In his own words, he explains his research process and findings. By: Rabi Abonour As a street safety advocate, I have spent […]

Statewide Active Transportation Planning: Lessons Learned

May 15, 2019

Photo credit: Nancy Pierce, 2017 Statewide active transportation planning presents a unique challenge. How do you create a comprehensive, cohesive approach for biking and walking across numerous diverse and unique communities? It takes effective coordination and a depth of experience to develop an effective approach. From Alta’s experience completing numerous statewide active transportation plans across the […]

How to Improve Pedestrian Safety, One Coffee Cup at a Time

July 7, 2015

by Cathy Cibor, Senior Planner at Alta Planning + Design What do coffee cups, internet radio, and traffic signal control boxes have in common? Sorry, no clever punch line here. They’re actually three of the creative media sources helping to spread the word about Heads Up, a fun and impactful pedestrian safety campaign happening in […]