by Hannah Day-Kapell, Planner, Alta Planning + Design

Spare the Air Youth is an effort to educate and encourage youth in the San Francisco Bay Area to use transportation alternatives.  Alta has been managing this 4-year, $2.8 million project since 2011. Alta created and now maintain a website, and currently help to organize a Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference and manage eight grantees who implement regional programs around youth transportation issues.

One of our most successful grants is the Bay Area BikeMobile, a mobile bike repair van that fixes students’ bikes. Check out their great videos on their Facebook page. It’s such a reward to be involved in this empowering effort!