2018 News + Events
Feb 6

NACTO Training at Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities Conference

Training Session: How to Design Multimodal Streets for All Users Alta’s training session at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities Conference will help urban and rural municipalities make their streets safer, more livable and economically vibrant. Drawing from design guides produced by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), NACTO-certified trainers will discuss […]

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Feb 2

New Mobility Group at New Partners for Smart Growth

  The future of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could come in many forms that have dramatically different components and different impacts: Private ownership (PAVs), shared ownership (SAVs), transit complementary (TCAVs) such as AV shuttles. Although it is tempting to take a “wait and see” approach, the technology is spreading rapidly for two reasons: Autonomous technology is […]

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Jan 16

California Active Transportation Program

Preparing Your Active Transportation Program Grant Application The Active Transportation Program (ATP) was created to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. The Cycle 4 Call for Projects for the ATP is tentatively scheduled for late May 16, 2018, with a deadline set for July 31, 2018. Please note that this […]

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2017 News + Events
Dec 20

Alta Durham Moves Up to Bicycle Friendly Business Gold Status

Alta Durham Recognized as Gold Bicycle Friendly Business Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Alta Planning + Design’s Durham office with Gold Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB℠) designation. Alta’s Durham office joins a cutting-edge group of 1,118 current Bicycle Friendly Businesses, and 10 other Alta offices to be recognized, that are transforming the American workplace. “The League […]

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Dec 18

Spragins Cycle Track Opening – First Protected Bike Lane in Alabama

Alabama’s First Protected Bike Lane Opens in Huntsville A transformation of three city blocks into a bicycling connector on which bikes and cars will co-exist equally “wasn’t so simple as just slapping down some green paint,” as Dennis Madsen puts it. The makeover of Spragins Street in downtown Huntsville, with its new green stripes and […]

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Dec 7

Carolina Thread Trail Conference

The Carolina Thread Trail Forum celebrated its tenth year of bringing together 200 of the Carolina region’s leading experts, industry professionals, and community leaders involved in advancing the region’s trail network. Alta’s Jeff Olson, RA was the lunch keynote speaker, highlighting best practices in developing regional trail networks and Alta’s experience leading the Empire State Trail effort. […]

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Nov 13

2017 Bicycle Friendly University Awards Announced

2017 Bicycle Friendly University Awards Announced Each year, the League of American Bicyclists announces new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities (BFUs). According to the League’s website, there are now 182 BFUs in the US. Achieving a high level of designation requires a comprehensive approach, including developing on-campus bikeways and implementing a diverse set of education, encouragement, engagement, […]

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