May 15 – Sometimes the ride is the best part of our day!

May 15 is BIKE TO WORK DAY  – It’s the start of an amazing new habit ~  and so we sponsor BIKE TO HAPPY HOUR AT CARNEGIE’S – It’s one of the rewards!

Want to spend some social time with people who love to ride? Come by for activities and brew and to meet new people who love to ride – down the block, to work and back, or for a 100 mile adventure. This is a midway point for people participating in the Shasta Bike Challenge.

Sometimes the ride is the best part of our day! Come share your stories and talk about best routes and other tips and helpful hints.

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and beyond
Carnegie’s
1600 Oregon Street, Downtown Redding

Sponsored by Carnegie’s, Redding Distributing and Shasta Living Streets

Shasta Bike Challenge
http://healthyshasta.org/bikechallenge/

Special THANK YOU to the crew at Village Cycle for our amazing new tap handle! Come check it out.

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Fun on the Trail for Kids and Families, Sunday April 12

Friends of the Redding Trails will host a tricycle obstacle course and a child’s walking tour for families to view and learn about our famous Eagles.

Sunday, April 12th  –  10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Eagle tour starts at 10:00 at the beginning of the Downtown to Dana section of the River Trail followed by the tricycle obstacle course for children 3 to 5 years old, book give-away and raffle.

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Participants can bring their own pedal or foot powered vehicles.  
Trikes, balance bikes and scooters will be available to ride.

Raffle:  There will be a drawing for bike helmets, balance bikes, tricycles, scooters, and stuffed Liberty eagles for obstacle course participants!

There is no cost to participants and families are encouraged to cheer on their children.

 

Location:  From HWY 44 exit into Turtle Bay, turn into the parking lot between the Monolith and the Sacramento River Trail.  From there  follow the trike signs and balloons and head towards the Sundial Bridge.

The Eagle Tour is an all-ages family event.  Children on tricycles must wear a helmet to participate.

Sponsored  by Best Choice Home Improvement, Inc. and Shasta Co. Office of Education.

Please register  –  friendsofthereddingtrails@gmail.com

Questions ?  Contact –  friendsofthereddingtrails@gmail.com

Early Childhood Services will have information about programs for young children.    Details about this event and other Week of the Young Child happenings is at First 5 Shasta.

Further Refinements to California Street

When the California Street right-sizing was initially completed,  a large empty area was left on the east side of California Street to the left of the yellow line. We felt this was a less than optimal choice, because we were concerned the wide, empty area would be used as a travel lane or encourage speeding.

Happily. Caltrans recently returned and striped about a dozen on-street parking spaces along the east side of California Street. In addition to adding to downtown Redding’s already generous parking capacity, this has the effect of calming traffic: parked vehicles prevent motorists from using the area as an additional travel lane, the parked vehicles act as a buffer between traveling vehicles and pedestrians on the sidewalk, and the act of on-street parking discourages other motorists from speeding.

This is a win-win: more parking for motorists and safer streets for everyone!

More Refinements on the Way

A process is currently underway to develop a plan for Parking, Circulation, and Transportation in Downtown Redding.   Share your thoughts on these important community development issues:  contact information here -  Downtown Redding Transportation Plan

Mark your Calendar!  The first Community Workshop will be Wednesday, March 25 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, in the Atrium at the south end of the Market Street Promenade.   We hope you can attend this workshop to learn more about planning activities – and ways you can provide your input and ideas for improvements to downtown transportation.  Your voice counts.

Want to learn a little more about the history and development of Downtown Redding?   From the beginning of Redding’s history until today, it’s fascinating!  View it here:  Downtown Redding: A Timeline

Bike-Walk-Trails-Transit Create Local Prosperity

We are excited to be participating in the PROSPERITY project, led by Northern California United Way.   It’s part of our continuing effort to work with groups across the community to achieve reliable routes for people walking, biking and taking transit.

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Reliable Routes for people walking biking and taking transit will help us achieve economic vitality

  • Attract the Talent that Makes a Region Thrive
  • Meet the Needs of Employers and Employees
  • Increase Business in Local Shopping Districts
  • Secure Sustainable Communities Funding for Re-Development
  • Relieve Traffic Congestion (and Cut Public Works Costs)
  • Save Money for Thousands of Households
  • Boost Our Health (and Cut Regional Medical Costs)
  • Meet the Needs of Our Community’s Aging Generations
  • Meet the Needs of Younger Generations
  • Make a Difference in Economic and Racial Inequality
  • Drive the Real Estate Market by Offering Active Living People Want
  • Cash in on the Power of Clusters
  • Increase Public Safety – Eliminate Major Injury Collisions
  • Boost the Academic Performance of Students

Let’s Join the National Movement

  • Americans made 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013– a 37 percent transit increase since 1995.
  • Bike commuting is up 60 percent over the past decade, according to census figures.
  • People are walking 6 percent more than in 2005, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • The number of miles Americans travel in cars and trucks per capita has dropped nine percent since 2005. 

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Prosperity is a cross-sector collaboration of organizations in the Shasta County interested in creating lasting solutions to multi-generational poverty issues and the effects of those issues in our local community.  The vision of Prosperity is to create a connected and vibrant community with a thriving economy that benefits all residents.   More:  United Way Northern California Prosperity

Community Level Goals & Outcome for Website

More Information – Recent Articles

11 Reasons Why Transit, Bikes & Walking Are Moving Us To A Brighter Future.   BeyondChron,   January 21, 2015

New policies and funding to build transit (bus, bike, ped) and other needed infrastructure.  Streetsblog, January 21, 2015

New California policies and funding for affordable housing plus transit (bus, bike, ped).  CaliforniaEconomy.org, March 9, 2015

Invest to create a community where everyone lives well.

Help us make a difference in our community by creating reliable routes and safe spaces:  Bike – Walk – Trails – Transit – &  Vibrant Public Places!   Become a Member Today!

Members Party! Friday Jan 30

Please join us at our Members’ Party!

We are thrilled to host a fun party for our members and volunteers who contributed so much to the community this year.  This is an  opportunity to enjoy great local music, be inspired by our guests, and to meet lots of interesting people excited to build better bikeways, trails and walkable cities.

Shasta Living Streets Member Party

 Friday, January 30, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

at Old City Hall Ballroom

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No host bar and tasty food available
Meet and talk with
Dave Snyder, Director of the California Bicycle Coalition; and
Bryan Jones, Active Transportation Engineer.  Both have extensive experience and inspiration to share with us about the biking and walking improvements transforming California cities and how we can do that here.

Registering here is quick and easy and helps us plan a great event:  Member Party RSVP

Shasta Living Streets made major contributions to the community this past year and we look forward to making a greater difference in 2015 with your support!    Read about it:  2015 – Let’s Get Started!

Not a member yet? – No problem, it’s easy! 

Or become a member at the door.  Your membership builds better bikeways, trails and walkable cities in our region.

 

Join Us – MarchFourth at the Cascade March 8th!

Join us for a great show that supports Redding’s downtown theatre district and our local community!  

Sunday March 8th at the Cascade Theatre
MARCH FOURTH MARCHING BAND 
Purchase tickets:  Cascade Theatre or call 530-243-8877

For a taste of the fun, check out the 30 second video.

 This show is presented by Shasta Living Streets, partial proceeds benefit our programs.  Get your tickets soon — this is a popular band and shows regularly sell out.  Purchase tickets:  Cascade Theatre.

M4 live 2March Fourth Marching Band is something special, a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires the audience to experience ”JoyNow!” in an atmosphere of celebration.

M4_600X200This show is a big band experience not to be missed! The 5-piece percussion corps and 6-part brass section plus funky electric bass will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil,

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echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers.

What began as a Fat Tuesday party in Portland on March 4th 2003 appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes, and has become one of the nation’s best live touring acts.

MarchFourth on March 8th – four days after their birthday!  Join us for a fun event inside on a Sunday night – to celebrate being outside and programs for active living in our region!

More information about M4

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Partial proceeds from this show benefit Shasta Living Streets programs to build better bikeways, trails and walkable cities in our region.

Photo:  Jon after the show in Chico, heading out on tour sporting a shirt with a nice message.

 

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Part gypsy, part whimsy, part rock, and all fun, 4 Pounds of Lightning offers up music to make you dance! 

 Special performance by local band – 4 Pounds of Lightning will open the show. This is the most recent project of multi-talented local musician Taylor Aglipay who spent the last decade touring with MarchFourth. Taylor was raised in Trinity County and is joined by his longtime friends and fellow Trinity County natives, Nathaniel Gravette, Danyel Aglipay, and Stevo Cantrell.

 

 

Let’s get everyone moving! Free Presentations Jan 30

Building Connections: Trails, Playborhoods & Safe Routes

Learn New Ideas  &  Make Connections

Join Discussions  &  Be Inspired

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Cost Effective Strategies – Lunchtime Presentation 1-2:30 p.m.

Do you want to learn ways that cities like ours can quickly implement facilities to make bicycling and walking safe and fun?

Bryan Jones will share examples and strategies for creating livable communities through active transportation, Safe Routes to School, and walkability.    He is a Senior Associate with Alta Planning + Design and the former Public Works Director for the City of Fremont.  He has also held leadership positions with the Cities of Carlsbad and Fresno where he has inspired bold visions and big campaigns and aligned them with strategic implementation plans that delivered numerous pedestrian, bicyclist, and complete and livable street projects.  Bryan is passionate about helping move and connect people and business so that communities can thrive.  He believes where challenges exist so do opportunities when we redefine the problem we are solving and bring a can-do approach and results-oriented focus.  He serves as a voting member of the California Traffic Control Devices Committee to represent bicyclists and pedestrians statewide as it pertains to standards, guidelines and policies.

 

 

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Playborhoods – Evening Presentation 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Do you want to find more ways to help children go outside and play?

You are invited to a free presentation by Mike Lanza, author of Playborhoods: Turn Your Neighborhood into a Place for Play, will speak on creating neighborhood spaces that invite children outdoors to play.  Read a little about this on Shareable.net:  Playborhoods: Placemaking for Kids

 

tiny SLS_BUS_logo2Shasta Living Streets Member Party!  Ballroom, Old City Hall, Downtown Redding, 6:30 p.m.  

Help support better bikeways, trails and walkable cities in our region

Meet Dave Snyder, Director of the California Bicycle Coalition.  Hear about exciting opportunities we can expect in the near future, and statewide changes in legislation, design standards, funding.    Talk with presenters and meet people working locally in all aspects of active transportation.   Live Music.  No Host Bar.  Tasty Food.

Registration

www.healthyshasta.org or call (530) 245-6583

Sponsored by

Shasta Safe Routes to School,  Healthy Shasta,  Shasta Living Streets, California Convergence Far North Region

Locations

  • Friday Workshops at Sequoia Middle School,  McLaughlin Auditorium, 1805 Sequoia Street, Redding, CA
  • Shasta Living Streets Celebration, Old City Hall Ballroom, 1313 Market Street, Downtown Redding

Questions?

Please feel free to contact Anne Thomas, Director, Shasta Living Streets.  athomas@shastalivingstreets.org

 

 

Learning from the past to build a bright future

DOWNTOWN REDDING: A TIMELINE

Take a minute to click through this timeline for a fascinating review of growth, destruction and renewal of Downtown Redding.  

Click here:  Downtown Timeline

As historian David McCullough so succinctly put it, “History is who we are and why we are the way we are.”

What better way to understand the present and future of Redding than by looking at its past?  To that end, we’ve put together a brief timeline of what we consider to be key events in the history of Redding’s development.

Yes, hindsight is always 20/20, but that’s not a bad thing.  By studying the past we can build a brighter future.

– Thank you to Michael Kuker for research and production of this timeline and to the Shasta Historical Society for use of their research library and historic photos.

Family Trail Day Sunday, October 12, 2014

Presented by Friends of the Redding Trails

Family Trail Day Sunday, October 12, 2014  

Lake Redding Park Pavilion and Gazebo

11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Music by local greats – The Coyotes!

Come out and enjoy a morning on the trail with friends and family – then stop by and enjoy a live band, lunch, dessert and a cold beer.

Local businesses and organizations will share the many ways to enjoy an active lifestyle and our beautiful trail system.

FriendsTrailDid you know?  Redding Trails were recently voted one of the top five in the nation for cycling!  by Momentum Magazine

Seattle- Washington DC-Philadelphia-Atlanta- Redding!

 

Activities at Family Trail Day:

Helmets for Children.  Children are required to wear helmets when riding a bicycle – Do you need a helmet for your child?  The Redding Police Officers Association will give 200 helmets to children who need them.

11 am – Bicycling with Kids.  Bring the whole family for discussion, activities and time on the bike.   Healthy Shasta,  Sara, League of American Bicyclists Instructor and Safe Routes to School Coordinator.

12 noon – Intro to Bicycling.  Build your confidence and skills with an educational group ride on paved trails and quiet streets.   Healthy Shasta, with  Amy, League of American Bicyclists Instructor.

12:30  – Up-River  kayak club paddle.  Shasta paddlers.

1 pm – Kenpo Karate Demonstration

2 pm  – Tire Repair and Basic Bike Maintenance.  By Healthy Shasta and the Bike Shop.

2:30 pm – Kayak Club fishing on the River.  By Shasta Paddlers.

Thank you

The Friends of the Coleman Fish Hatchery

WASSUP Paddle Boards

Audrey Delong Yoga

The Bike Shop

Headwaters Adventures

City of Redding Recreation Department

California Conservation Corps

First 5 Shasta

Shasta Paddlers

Healthy Shasta

Redding Mountain Bike Club

Shasta Glide and Ride

Kenpo Karate

Skate Movement

CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife

The Friends of Whiskeytown

Early Childhood Services

Epic Triathlon Club – Redding

Bureau of Land Management

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Shasta Historical Society

Macy’s

CA Conservation Corp

Mt. Lassen Art Center

Redding Police Officers Association

Diamond Jim’z Mobile Cafe

Hawaiian Ice Cream Truck

Fall River Brewing Co.

Friends of Redding Trails

Family Trail Day is part of

BIG BICYCLE WEEKEND

Friday Night Oct 10:  Better Bikeways celebration at Carnegie’s in downtown Redding.   A pre-ride meal and social event.  Register for the Jamboree Rides on Saturday.    Take a ride from there and explore downtown on the new  California Street bikeway!

Saturday Oct 11:  Shasta Wheelmen Jamboree Rides.  Register today!   shastawheelmen.org

Saturday Night Oct 11:   Wildcard on Wheels!  A party and fundraiser celebrating the joys of cycling in Shasta County at the home of one of our favorite local craft brewers.   Enjoy good beer, local music and great conversation.

Sunday Oct 12:    Family Trail Day hosted by Friends of the Redding Trails  Lunch and music on the Sacramento River Trail, with a number of outdoor, trail-related organizations sharing information and activities.  For locals and visitors.

 

 

Bike – Walk – Downtown Redding!

What makes a vibrant downtown?  We do!

BIKE-WALK-SHOP-DINE-PLAY-LIVE!

Check it out – 

Public Bicycle Repair Station!  Ride by Coffee Bar and check out the beautiful new bike parking and public bicycle repair station!  Stop in before 6 p.m. and tell them “thank you!”

Make an early evening visit to Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant for Friday Happy Hour 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.    25% discount on appetizers;  $3 pints; $1 discounts on a glass of wine.   Check the website for the live music schedule, starting at 8pm.

Late night in downtown check out Café Paradisio.   Enjoy $5 happy hour specials from 10pm to 1 am every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.  The late night menu includes delicious grilled cheese and fried egg sandwhiches, and new additions are coming soon, that will include Hawaiian chicken or salmon on the late night menu.

Quotes from Downtown Business Owners

We are glad to see the bike lanes in Downtown Redding and are looking forward to seeing more bike racks to make it easier for people to park their bikes safely. We encourage people to ride their bicycles to our restaurant – We look forward to seeing you!”   – Steven and Barbara Berger, Café Paradisio.

“I’m buying a bicycle now because the bike lanes make it possible for me to ride from my house to work!” –Alex Gaxiola, Co-Owner, Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant

“I’m really excited there are these new improvements now and I can feel good about my kids riding around downtown.”—Janis Logan, Co-Owner, Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant

“I’m really jazzed” about the bike repair station, “you don’t have to carry tools. There’s a pump. … Sometimes I sit out here. I see people passing by, and they have a flat ride. This is something where they can stop by and fix their bike.”  – Jim Koenigsaecker, Chief Executive officer of Innovations Housing, owner of Coffee Bar.

This is a four-week series where explore walking and riding in Downtown Redding.

  • Discover how easy it is to get around with the new street improvements.
  • Take this opportunity to see businesses you did not know were downtown.
  • Have dinner at place that’s new to you.
  • Enjoy the fun of seeing people you know ride by and bicycles you recognize parked at downtown venues—spontaneous connections and have  conversations!
  • Meet new people who like to ride in Redding and Shasta County.  You might be surprised by how large the cycling tribe is!
  • Discover how many bicycle friendly businesses are downtown—as they welcome riders with discounts and promotions.