Redding Record Searchlight, 1909
…. – eight miles an hour and four at crossings
also violations for drivers who fail to sound their horns at crossings and corners as the municipal ordinance requires.
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.
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
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
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!
Presented by Friends of the Redding Trails
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.
Did 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.
The Friends of the Coleman Fish Hatchery
WASSUP Paddle Boards
Audrey Delong Yoga
The Bike Shop
City of Redding Recreation Department
California Conservation Corps
First 5 Shasta
Redding Mountain Bike Club
Shasta Glide and Ride
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
CA Conservation Corp
Mt. Lassen Art Center
Redding Police Officers Association
Diamond Jim’z Mobile Cafe
Hawaiian Ice Cream Truck
Fall River Brewing Co.
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.
Beer saved the world, Bicycles are next!
Hang out with friends, eat, have a beer or two, enjoy the live music—and support better bicycling in our community while you’re at it!
You don’t need to ride a bike but it’s a great opportunity to ride downtown for a fun evening with other people who love to cycle and are working to make our community a more livable place.
Beer Saved the World: Egyptian texts contain 100 medical prescriptions calling for beer. * Since beer went through fermentation the alcohol present effectively made it cleaner than water. * Beer saved millions from giardia and worse. * Midwives created ultra-strong beer to ease the pain of labor. * Louis Pasteur studied beer and it led him to invent pasteurization and discover the existence of bacteria, which led to treatments for smallpox and polio. More information: Beer Facts And How It Saved The World
Bicycles are Saving the World:
This is a truly impressive level of support for individuals, families and businesses across the state who will benefit from improvements to safe bicycling and walking in neighborhoods, business districts, and between towns and cities.
Great News from State Government: California went rapidly from deficit to surplus, and then with a reorganization to improve effectiveness we now have a new Transportation Agency with increased funding to active transportation for better health, greater community interaction, stronger businesses, less pollution and more joy.
Walking and bicycling projects will receive a 35 percent boost in state funding through legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown last week. The bill establishes a new Active Transportation Program funded by $130 million in the first year.
Thank you! It wouldn’t have happened without actions from people all across the state – writing letters, making phone calls, and ongoing membership and support of their local organizations. Let’s work together to help our communities ensure increased funding is applied in our region to improve the ability for people to bicycle and walk.
This milestone follows months of negotiations between the administration, legislature, and an ad hoc coalition coordinated by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership including California WALKS, California Bicycle Coalition, Rails to Trails Conservancy, PolicyLink, TransForm, Prevention Institute, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, and the Public Health Institute.
Still, $130 million is about one percent of California’s transportation budget and barely a drop in the bucket compared to the need.
Read more on what this achievement means for the future of California:
People and business in our region would benefit greatly from improvements to street infrastructure for biking and walking.
We are very happy to announce Keith Williams has been chosen to serve on the statewide California Bicycle Advisory Committee, representing Shasta Living Streets and the issues and opportunities of our region. Dave Snyder, Executive Director of the California Bicycle Coalition says “Keith plays an important role on the committee and has already had an impact in helping achieve a victory in the recent meeting clarifying standards for bicycle facility design.”
The committee serves to inform Caltrans on state-wide policy, infrastructure standards and implementation, providing input on bicycle facility design issues. Keith has an academic background in transportation planning, and an understanding of on-the-ground bicycle experience, issues and advocacy from Central California and now from his home and work in the North State. Keith lives in Redding and currently works at Shasta Regional Transportation Agency as a part-time Transportation Planner.
While the cities and counties of the North State are not the most populous areas in the state, we represent the “other” California, outside of metropolitan-urban areas – with perspectives and issues that are important to include in order to get buy-in and to design comprehensive solutions to drive improvements across the state.
People living in cities and counties like ours are especially dependent on statewide transportation direction, policies and programs. And the need is great – for example, current context and road conditions across the North State mean that despite strong interest from local families – very few children can walk or bicycle to school or to a friendʼs house or the local business district. Few of these children have transit options, and we have a high rate of death and injury when people walk and bicycle despite dangers. It is ironic that in this more rural place children and families generally have less opportunity to walk and bicycle than in metropolitan areas. We want to share the perspective and need from these types of communities, and help to identify solutions and approaches that work broadly across California.
Shasta Living Streets is very interested in advancing the work of this advisory committee. We congratulate Keith and look forward to supporting him in this role.
“If your city doesn’t have a protected bike lane yet, it’s being left behind”
“It is no longer just reserved for the Portlands and the Boulders of the world”
“The protected bike lane can make a huge difference, in particular for the average person who maybe doesn’t ride every day,” Klein said. “It will make them feel like ‘I can get on a bike too,’ or ‘I wouldn’t mind if my child rode a bike to school.’”
Impact of a protected bike lane in New York:
Learn more at MomentumMag.com, by Angie Schmitt: The Rise of The North American Protected Bike
from NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
We talk about the inexpensive methods of making our streets better serve people and business and making them safer for people to walk and bicycle in their everyday lives.
What does that look like?
Click on the links below and let google images give you a quick visual tour of the possibilities.
For a long time now people have dreamed about a safe bicycle route between Redding and Shasta College. —
Come celebrate the new bicycle lanes!
1:30 pm Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Four Corners (Old Alturas Road at Old Oregon Trail). More information: East Redding Bike Lanes – Press Release
Please come out and bring a bicycle and a friend or two —– we need to show support for safe bicycling and walking infrastructure in our area. It was not long ago we heard a Redding city council member say there were only “200 people who ride bicycles” – his thinking was we should not fund such projects as it was a waste of money.
This crucial new section of bicycle lanes will be extended next year, with connections going to Columbia Elementary School and Big League Dreams. These lanes also have greatly improved connections between Palo Cedro and Redding by improving safety on one of the most dangerous sections on Old Alturas Road.
Bike lanes here used to be only a dream!
The theme is western and fun! Wear your ten gallon hat and ride your zero gallon bike! Extroverts welcome. We ride too!
Join friends from Shasta Living Streets and The Shasta Wheelman as we ride in the parade to help our community understand that We Ride Too. Help spread the word about bicycle safety and enjoy the beautiful day and riding in the parade – it’s really fun!
Saturday, May 18th. Meet on the corner of California and Trinity Streets at 8:30 am.