Streets Alive! Family Bicycling Day, Fall 2016

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Love your Family.  Love your neighborhood.  Love your bike.   

STREETS ALIVE! Family Bicycling Day 

It’s an event unlike any other.

Stay tuned!  

Our annual event will take place in Fall of 2016 this year.

BRINGING SMILES AND NEW PERSPECTIVE

On this day a stretch of downtown Redding is transformed into a car-free zone for Sunday enjoyment.  Family, friends and neighbors meet and experience downtown in a new way.   Area residents learn about businesses and neighborhood attractions previously unexplored.  People see their downtown district from a new perspective.

This is an inside-out parade, where people themselves are the parade, participating in activities and enjoying a walk or ride on a beautiful spring Sunday – local restaurants and shops are the attractions.

Families and friends walk, bicycle or skate the short distance from nearby neighborhoods or the River Trail.   Local businesses produce open-house promotional events showcasing what’s great about downtown.

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Come out and celebrate what’s best about our community, supporting business and enjoying our beautiful city.

It’s a free-form parade where everyone participates.  And it’s not just for bicycles!   The open-street makes it fun and safe to walk, skip, skate, dance and bicycle along California Street.

Walk, ride, skate and dance

“Thank you.  I’ve been riding my bicycle around town for the first time in years since your event” said Jon Lewis.

CELEBRATING RECENT IMPROVEMENTS

Caltrans completed a number of improvements in downtown and on California Street.    We  celebrate the difference these improvements have made to peoples daily lives.  Residents from across the community will have an opportunity to come and see for themselves, explore downtown and visit local businesses.

Safe Streets.  Rader Excavating is the professional team that puts together the traffic plan in cooperation with city officials, and works all day to manage traffic and keep participants safe.

THIS PROGRAM SUPPORTS OUR COMMUNITY VALUES  

Uses Already Existing Resources * Supports Our Favorite Pursuit – Getting Outside! * Encourages Family Fun and Builds Community * Promotes Safe Physical Activity For All * Supports our Local Business * Adds to Our Collection of World Class Biking and Outdoor Activities * Adds to Momentum for Complete Streets.  Download the pdf file: reasonswhy.pdf 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPEN STREET EVENTS

Redding, CA is part of a worldwide movement – 100 cities worldwide produce open street events.  Thousands of people have enjoyed the program in Redding  for the past five years.  Redding is not the biggest – but we were one of the first!

Our Inspiration.  Members of Shasta Living Streets were inspired by the Ciclovías of Bogotá, Colombia that make car-free space available to everyone, connecting neighborhoods each Sunday for 70 miles across the city.    We are inspired by Gil Penulosa who produced those events and now leads an organization that helps cities worldwide:  8-80 Cities promotes walking and bicycling as activities and urban parks, trails, and other public spaces as great places for all.

Watch this video to learn more The Rise of Open Streets.   Remember – Redding may not be the biggest – but we were one of the first!

Shasta Living Streets is now part of a research project by 8-80 Cities and Washington University.   Anne attended the Open Streets National Summit in Los Angeles, April 6-8, 2014 representing Redding and Shasta Living Streets.

Article published in the  American Trails magazine, 2011, about our first event! –  Shasta Living Streets supports community values and health

More information about cyclavias and open street programs:  Open Streets

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