East Cooper Trail Health and Economic Impact Study1

Our economic and prioritization tools help express the full range of health, environmental, economic, and mobility benefits of active transportation plans and projects.

Alta delivers compelling economic analyses to help you communicate the value of active transportation costs and benefits in clear, practical terms to build broad-based support from residents, businesses, local leadership, and potential funders. Our tools and models help supplement grant applications by making the case for future investments in walking and bicycling infrastructure and they provide a data-driven process for project prioritization.

For trail and greenway projects, Alta can forecast future use of a planned alignment and translate projected walking and bicycling activity into potential community health benefits, tourism expenditures, and changes in property values. For regional and citywide active transportation plans, Alta can estimate regional vehicle emissions reductions and transportation cost savings that would result if bicycling and walking mode share goals were achieved.