As parents and partners in the Safe Routes to School movement, Alta is committed to supporting local and regional communities in creating safe and accessible transportation options for children walking and biking to school.
Alta’s approach to SRTS integrates all six “E’s” – equity, engineering, education, engagement, encouragement, and evaluation – in a holistic, interdisciplinary manner to help increase the number of students walking and bicycling to schools throughout the country.
Alta’s GIS-based mapping allows seamless integration of data from fieldwork, stakeholders, and database files into graphically-rich improvement plans and suggested route maps. Our planners provide detailed circulation plans, host walk audits and assessments, and identify areas of deficiency and opportunity. We also help communities prepare successful grant applications that secure funding for crucial infrastructure improvements, and have authored many of the standards and guidelines used in the industry today.
Our graphic design and travel demand management teams also inform our SRTS work, providing communities with approachable and attractive materials with messaging that is grounded in behavior change theory.