“A quality city is not one that has great roads, but one where a child can safely go anywhere on a bicycle.” -Enrique Peñalosa, Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia
Our area has world class biking, pedestrian, recreational and outdoor living attractions: the Sundial Bridge, the Sacramento River Trail, our many parks and sports facilities, and the system of trails that connect our community to nearby National Recreation Areas. These things contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by our residents and increasingly draw visitors who contribute greatly to our community and economy.
But our community residents have difficulty getting around as pedestrians and on bicycles for everyday transportation. Many people are kept from walking or biking to local businesses, to work or school, or to visit neighbors and friends – because of safety concerns. The reality of injury and death for pedestrians and bicyclists in transit-way crashes is tragic.
We have an opportunity to make our streets safer for everyday transportation, health and joy. Shasta Living Streets works to support our local cities and counties in the programs and projects underway locally to make this happen.
For more information, visit 8-80 cities.org. “If you create a city that’s good for an 8 year old and good for an 80 year old, you will create a successful city for everyone. This is an 8-80 City.”