2018 News + Events
Feb 27

Urbanism Next 2018

Advances in technology such as the advent of autonomous vehicles (AVs), the rise of E-commerce, and the proliferation of the sharing economy are having profound effects not only on how we live, move, and spend our time in cities, but also increasingly on urban form and development. While there has been a focused effort on […]

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Feb 27

National Bike Summit 2018

  The National Bike Summit will be hosted by the League of American Bicyclists in Washington, D.C. March 5-7. Alta Planning + Design will be participating in two sessions during the event. Senior Associate Charlie Denney will provide expert advise on choosing the best bike share options for communities and campuses. Vice President Steve Durrant, FASLA, […]

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Feb 20

Small Town Forum: 2018 Ontario Good Roads Association Conference

Alta Planning + Design will be leading a training workshop on the FHWA Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide at the 2018 Ontario Good Roads Association Conference, February 25th, 2018. The guide, which Alta co-authored, presents compelling photographs, visual illustrations, and technical diagrams to communicate design issues, network analyses, and solutions in a small town […]

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Feb 14

Webinar 2/21: A Better Way to Collect Pedestrian and Bicycle Data

  Cities are growing vertically rather than horizontally, and infrastructure and transportation design is out of step with current and future transportation demand. There are lots of theories about the best way to create a bikeable and walkable city, but who has time to go looking for them? Join Miovision and Alta on February 21st […]

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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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Jan 5

FHWA Rescission of Interim Approval of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons

FHWA Rescission of Interim Approval of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons UPDATE: On March 20, 2018, the FHWA released a new Interim Approval 21 for Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) as a tool to enhance pedestrian crossings. Learn more about the new interim approval and what it means in Alta Planning + Design’s memorandum. On December […]

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2017 News + Events
Dec 21

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from Alta Planning + Design

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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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