2017 News + Events
Apr 19

California Trails and Greenways Conference

  Alta Planning + Design is a proud sponsor of the California Trails & Greenways Conference. The conference provides two days of high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural, and backcountry trail professionals. Sessions Alta staff will be leading or participating in: Pocket Trails: Small Trails, Big Impact Pocket trails are short trails that often […]

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Apr 12

Ontario Bike Summit 2017

Alta was a proud sponsor of the 9th Annual Ontario Bike Summit in Toronto on April 11 & 12, 2017. Alta staff presented on the Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks (STAR) Guide, Effective Stakeholder Engagement Strategies, and the process of installing green thermoplastic.

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Apr 1

Alta Celebrates World Landscape Architecture Month

  World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) is an international celebration established by the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) that highlights landscape-architect-designed places and celebrates the profession. This year, ASLA’s Instagram showcases landscape architecture projects from around the world. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite landscape-architect-designed spaces using #WLAM2017 on social media. At Alta Planning + […]

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Mar 16

American Planning Association Plan 4 Health Webinar

  The American Planning Association (APA) and the National Physical Activity Society (NPAS) will host a discussion on integrating health in planning. Chris Danley, Alta planner and President of NPAS, will discuss his experiences working at the intersection of planning and public health. Chris is an expert in combining health research with active transportation best practices, having experience conducting over a […]

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Feb 10

Caltrans Releases Draft State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

  Caltrans has released for public review the draft State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which lays out the policies and actions Caltrans and its partner agencies should take to achieve the department’s ambitious statewide goals to double walking and triple bicycling trips by 2020.  “Active transportation is at the nexus of many of our state’s […]

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Feb 8

Winter Cycling Congress 2017

  Alta Planning + Design is headed to Winter Cycling Congress 2017 in Montréal, Québec, February 8-10. Our staff will share best practices for designing bikeways in winter cities and encouraging winter cycling, including maintenance lessons from Ottawa’s winter cycling network and lessons learned from planning a statewide system in Alaska. We will also share the results of our […]

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Jan 30

Empire State Trail

  Alta is involved in one of the biggest projects in the nation: The Empire State Trail. The 750 mile, $200M initiative was announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the 2017 State of the State address. “The scenic ‎natural beauty that spans every corner of this state is key to our prosperity, vital […]

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Jan 9

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide Released

Alta, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, is excited to announce the release of the new Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks guide. The guide fulfills the need and desire to make travel safer and more active in small and rural communities. The guide’s visualizations and flexible design guidance provides solutions for contemporary walking and […]

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