Alta Planning + Design

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  • Mr. Engineer Goes To Washington

     By John Catoe, PE, LEED AP, Engineer, Alta Planning + Design What’s the best way to stress the importance of what you do to your elected officials?  I was presented with a unique opportunity to travel to Washington, DC, and discuss infrastructure with our federal elected leaders and representatives via the American Society of Civil Engineers […] The post Mr. Engineer Goes To Washington appeared f...

Alta Planning + Design

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  • The Impact of Scale on Community Planning

    From Regional Vision to Downtown Design  By Tee Coker, AICP, Planner, Alta Planning + Design The Alta Greenville office is currently working on two very different projects in the City of Moncks Corner, South Carolina; these projects will explore community issues, opportunities, and solutions through two very different planning “lenses.” One project will cast a […] The post The Impact of Scale on C...

Alta Planning + Design

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  • Equitable Transportation in a Booming Small Town

     By Tee Coker, AICP, Planner, Alta Planning + Design Can a city leverage its bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to balance long-standing social equity issues with economic and tourism development goals?  The Alta Greenville office is currently working with the City of Hardeeville, South Carolina, on a bike and pedestrian trails master plan to help address […] The post Equitable Transportation i...

Alta Planning + Design

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  • Planning + Design Durham, NC, Style

    If you visit downtown Durham, you will hear the sounds of a booming place, with high-rises under construction and the occasional train that continues through to Raleigh or Charlotte. In the summer, you will hear the cheer of the Durham Bulls crowd. Walk into the 110-year old building at E. Chapel Hill Street and you […] The post Planning + Design Durham, NC, Style appeared first on AP+D.

Alta Planning + Design

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  • From Small Town to “Trail Town”

     By Tee Coker, AICP, Planner, Alta Planning + Design What makes a community a great place? The ingredients of placemaking include branding, signage, and environmental graphics that complement and reinforce the efforts of planners, engineers, and landscape architects to create great streets, trails, neighborhoods, and districts. The city of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, population 4,600, […] The ...

Alta Planning + Design

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  • Changing the Landscape of School Siting Practices

     By Heather Seagle, Planner, Alta Planning + Design We are wrapping up the third year of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Our team has developed SRTS action plans for 11 schools in the county, and in this last year of […] The post Changing the Landscape of School Siting Practices appeared first on AP+...

Alta Planning + Design

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  • Data-Informed Planning in California

     By Frank Proulx, PhD, Senior Planner, Alta Planning + Design Alta recently completed a draft of California’s first statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan. This document provides strategies and actions to support bicycling and walking, with major themes throughout of improving active transportation data collection and data systems for the state. In support of this guidance, we […] The post Data-Inf...

Alta Planning + Design

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  • Giving Back: Bike Fix-up Day

     By Jimmy Shoemaker, Planner, Alta Planning + Design Earlier last fall, while Colin Harris and I were at Farnsworth Aerospace, a middle school on the east side of St. Paul, as part of the Minnesota Statewide Safe Routes to School planning assistance project, one of the teachers showed me a fleet of 29 bicycles in […] The post Giving Back: Bike Fix-up Day appeared first on AP+D.

Alta Planning + Design

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  • Sidewalks: The New Planning Frontier

    For the most part, we think of sidewalks as transportation infrastructure. But with the rise in urban living and transportation technology advances, sidewalks are performing more like a land use. Few planners specialize in comprehensive sidewalk design. But sidewalks are the new urban-planning frontier, as more uses compete for plaza, sidewalk, and curb space. The […] The post Sidewalks: The New P...

Alta Planning + Design

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  • Abandoned Tennis Court Repurposed as Traffic Garden

    Alta Planning + Design provided pro bono design services for two traffic gardens for Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor Project. The Major Taylor Project provides a year-round youth development cycling program focused on introducing youth from diverse communities to bicycling, healthy living, bicycle maintenance, road safety awareness and the importance of working toward individual goals. Inspire...

Alta Planning + Design

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  • Traffic Calming – A Radical Idea in 1995

    By Cynthia Hoyle, FAICP, Associate Planner, Alta Planning + Design   When the American Planning Association agreed to publish the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) report on Traffic Calming in 1995 it was considered a very radical concept. I took graduate coursework in transportation engineering and planning in the mid-1980’s and streets were very emphatically to be designed… The post Traffic Calmin...

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning in Alaska

    The first question I always get is “how do you do a statewide pedestrian and bicycle plan for Alaska?”  This is a legitimate question.  Alaska is huge: we have all seen the map showing the state of Alaska spanning the width of the lower 48 states.  Alaska is sparsely populated: Approximately 736,000 inhabitants, with over… The post Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning in Alaska appeared first on AP+D.

  • Finding the Community’s Voice in Coalinga, CA

    Almost halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles sits the small town of Coalinga (population 17,000). In many ways Coalinga is a typical Central Valley agricultural community – residents draw their livelihoods from nearby ranches, farms, and oil fields. Established as a coal refueling station for steam locomotives in the 19th Century, the town’s ordered… The post Finding the Community’s Voice ...

Alta Planning + Design

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Generated 6 months ago

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  • #WalkBikeForward with Jay Walljasper

    Jay Walljasper—author of The Great Neighborhood Book and America’s Walking Renaissance—writes, consults and speaks about how to create healthier, happier communities. An Urban-Writer-in-Residence at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and a Senior Fellow at Project for Public Spaces, he was editor of Utne Reader magazine for 15 years.   Active Transportation is patriotic Growing up in college… The pos...

  • #WalkBikeForward with Martha Roskowski

    Martha Roskowski is Vice President for Local Innovation at People For Bikes, directing the Green Lane Project and the new Big Jump project.  She formerly ran America Bikes and Bicycle Colorado, and served on the board of the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking. We’ve come a long way In… The post #WalkBikeForward with Martha Roskowski appeared first on AP+D.

Alta Planning + Design

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Generated 6 months ago

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  • #WalkBikeForward with Ted Eytan

    Ted Eytan, MD, MS, MPH, family physician in Washington, DC America’s most walkable city? In terms of breakthroughs, look at Washington, DC. It’s changed from a mostly unwalkable place to one of the most (if not the most?) walkable places in the United States. I live here easily car free, and don’t even own a… The post #WalkBikeForward with Ted Eytan appeared first on AP+D.

  • #WalkBikeForward with Gabe Klein

    Gabe Klein—former transportation department director in Chicago and Washington—is now a Co-Founder of CityFi, an advisory firm to cities and companies on urban change management. He is also a Special Venture Partner at Fontinalis Partners, a venture capital firm focused on next generation mobility co-founded by Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of the Ford Motor Company.… The post #WalkBikeForward wit...

  • #WalkBikeForward with Michael Coleman

    Michael Coleman was mayor of Columbus, Ohio from 2000 to 2015. He is now Director of Business & Government Strategies of the IceMiller law firm.  Ebony magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential African-Americans in America. A Culture of Biking and Walking in Columbus Columbus has come a long way in the last… The post #WalkBikeForward with Michael Coleman appeared first on AP+D.

  • #WalkBikeForward with Dan Burden

    Dan Burden is Director of Innovation and Inspiration for Blues Zones.  Over the past 40 years, he has helped citizens in more than 3500 communities promote active transportation.  He was formerly Florida’s Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator, Senior Urban Designer with Glatting Jackson, and founder of Walkable Communities Inc. The evolution of active communities Twenty years… The post #WalkBikeForward...

  • #WalkBikeForward with Karen Minkel

    Karen Minkel is Director of the Home Region Program at the Walton Family Foundation. She was previously Director of Strategic Planning for the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas and a public sector consultant working in London.  Alta worked with the foundation on creating a trail system in Northwest Arkansas. Active Northwest Arkansas I’m proud to say… The post #WalkBikeForward with Karen Minkel appea...

Alta Planning + Design

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Generated 7 months ago

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