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Alta Planning and Design: North Carolina Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and Health Impact Assessment

Alta/Greenways led the development of WalkBikeNC, North Carolina Department of Transportation’s pedestrian and bicycle statewide master plan update and worked to ensure that health was a strong component.


  • Identified existing best practices for incorporating health into pedestrian and bicycle planning.
  • Developed priority strategies, health performance indicators, and case examples highlighting successful local projects.
  • Coordinated an expert Health Advisory Team.
  • Health Impact Assessments were conducted by UNC partners from Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

slide6pic2Funding Partner: Alta/Greenways

Engagement: 2012–2013

Services Provided:

  • Focus group of professionals, advocates, and other stakeholders
  • Literature review
  • Development of plan content
  • Oversight of health impact assessments

“Throughout my 30 years of working with communities and partners, health has become more and more important. We were fortunate to have Active Living By Design bring their unique expertise to the WalkBikeNC planning process. Their contributions to WalkBikeNC were invaluable to our team and the client.”
Chuck Flink, President