2017 News + Events
Apr 19

2017 Alaska Statewide Trails Conference: Active Transportation Track

  Alaska Trails’ annual conference provides trail users and the wider public a statewide opportunity for training and networking with trail professionals. Alta Planning + Design is bringing an Active Transportation Track to the conference this year. Friday’s keynote will feature Trail Oriented Development with Rory Renfro, Senior Associate. This keynote session will discuss the key ingredients […]

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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 5

Best Practices for Communicating and Using Safe Routes to School Data Webinar

  Join this Safe Routes to School National Partnership webinar on Tuesday, May 2, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST to hear about Best Practices for Communicating and Using Safe Routes to School Data. Reporting progress toward program goals is crucial for supporting and growing Safe Routes to School initiatives. Speakers will discuss data collection, data-informed […]

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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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Mar 14

Strategic Partnership with Gary Toth of Project for Public Spaces

We are happy to announce that Gary Toth of the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is collaborating with Alta. While remaining in his current role at PPS, Gary will serve as a Senior Advisor to our teams, applying his expertise and leadership in street design and community planning to better serve our clients in creating […]

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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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