All posts by Michael Kuker

Michael Kuker is a graduate of California State University, Chico, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration. Kuker was raised in the Redding area and has been riding a bicycle for as long as he can remember. He's only been hit by a car once. His other interests include history, photography, cinema, music, fitness, and the great outdoors. He was prominently featured in a 2005 New York Times article on digital photography. Michael Kuker currently resides in Redding, California with his ferocious Bengal cat, Neko.

This Is The Third Year For Shasta Living Streets!

This is the third year for Shasta Living Streets! Today we’re remembering how this thing started, from a small group of enthusiasts, into a vibrant community organization.   – Here’s interesting commentary about our first event in 2011:

Michael D.D. Madden, Redding:  Livings Streets worth supporting

Kudos to the people who organized and ran the first Shasta Living Streets event Saturday.

Although the weather did not cooperate, the event was a milestone for Redding’s bike, walk, run, skateboard and outdoor fun community, and I look forward to the next one. Similar events in larger cities, such as San Francisco, have developed into huge successes, with thousands of people strolling and having fun on the closed-off streets. Those events also have attracted people from other communities, adding much needed revenue to the city’s coffers.

The Park Marina Drive venue was great. It would also be well worth considering the inclusion of Parkview Avenue behind City Hall, where the Earth Day festival and Farmer’s Market were being held, thus intertwining the events. This would present a nice chance to showcase the city’s efforts in turning a run-down neighborhood into a gem, something we can all be proud of. I hope that the City Council recognizes and supports the planning and execution of this event in the future.”