Alta Planning + Design

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Generated 2 days ago

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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

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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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

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 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

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 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

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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