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The Wild & Scenic Film Festival goes virtual

Stunning Films, Great Stories, Gorgeous Cinematography: Designed to Inspire Us to Act on Behalf of Our Community and Our Planet

The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival and Shasta Living Streets are excited to be bringing to you VIRTUALLY this year:

The 2nd Annual
Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Redding Tour

LOCATION: YOUR HOUSE!

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH SATURDAY!
AUGUST 29TH AT MIDNIGHT

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We would have loved to have seen you in-person, but the COVID-19 pandemic has moved us to offer this important film festival as a virtual-live streamed event that also includes additional access to the films for 5 days afterwards!

SECOND ANNUAL
The 2nd annual Virtual Wild and Scenic Film Festival – Redding Tour is a natural extension of the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival and Shasta Living Street’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment ~ both locally and globally.

14 INSPIRING SHORT FILMS – WHERE ACTIVISM COMES ALIVE
This year’s Film Festival will feature 14 inspiring films, ranging from 1 minute to 20 minutes. The line-up includes Hat Creek: A Wild Trout Legacy, a film highlighting the restoration of the trout fishery in Hat Creek. You will also enjoy music from our local record company, Miracle Mile Records, during the program!

We hope that this year’s film selections will ignite your activism and create new partnerships for the work that lies ahead!

A SNEAK PEAK
Check out some of the trailers

TICKETS
Tickets are required for this virtual event.

By check? Yes!
Make your check payable to Shasta Living Streets and call to schedule a time to deliver it 530.355.2230. Shasta Living Streets, 1313 California Street, Redding, CA 96001.

More info & tickets online at this link below


A VARIETY OF OPTIONS TO PURCHASE A TICKET
AND SUPPORT SHASTA LIVING STREETS

Please choose what makes the most sense for you and your family.

BASE TICKET: $10.00

FESTIVAL FAN TICKET: $30.00

DONATION: $30.00 or more

Thank You!

A BENEFIT FOR SHASTA LIVING STREETS
YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival Redding Tour is a benefit for Shasta Living Streets and supports development of youth and family programs starting this year and developing further in the new Shasta Bike Depot opening next summer.

Read more about our work and the
upcoming Shasta Bike Depot in this article.

NATIONAL PARTNERS
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is grateful for the support
and commitment of these national sponsors
Peak Design
Hipcamp
EarthJustice
Klean Kanteen
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

REDDING’S WILD AND SCENIC LOCAL SPONSORS
Miracle Mile Records
KIXE
Trout Unlimited Shasta-Trinity-Cascades

MORE INFORMATION
text/call 530.355.2230
athomas@shastalivingstreets.org


THE WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL is one of the largest environmental film festivals in the world and offers an incredible collection of films at their annual Festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 18th year! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The home festival kicks-off the international tour to communities around the globe – including Redding. California, allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with other organizations.

Watch Motherload Movie. Cargo bikes – less car, more life!

An uplifting documentary for everyone

We are hard-wired to move. And to connect. Not only with nature, but with each other. A movie you will enjoy whether you bike or not.

Watch the movie here!

Miss our event? If you didn’t have a chance to see the community screening in May – no problem. Motherload movie is now available on demand, on vimeo.

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Let us know what you think!

text/call 530.355.2230
INFO@shastalivingstreets.org

What Happens When A Real Bike/Walk Network Gets Built?

Research Review & Lessons Learned

In August 2005, Congress conducted an experiment with bicycling and walking. This was an experiment in which $100 million was allocated to build non-motorized infrastructure in four American cities. The purpose of the experiment was to investigate the impact of significant investments in bicycling and walking infrastructure such as sidewalks, bicycle facilities, crosswalks, etc.

From 2006 through 2009, over $25 million was provided annually to each of four pilot communities. Each community used its money to implement local strategies to increase the use of non-motorized transportation.

  • Columbia, Missouri
  • Marin County, California
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sheboygan County, Wisconsin

In 2007, and again in 2010 after many of the facilities had been constructed, the number of bicyclists and pedestrians at key locations were counted. These counts revealed that walking had increased by 22 percent and bicycling had increased by 49 percent. Surveys of the walkers and bicyclists indicated that the increase in bicycling and walking was attributable primarily to utilitarian trips, although recreational and exercise activity also increased.

Does it work to fund safe, low-stress
biking and walking infrastructure?

Walking increased by 22%

Bicycling increased by 49%


Primarily for utilitarian trips


Car traffic reduced by 3% – permanently

Recreation and exercise also increased

This happened in 3 years

The findings of this experiment estimated that the number of driving trips were reduced by 3 percent. That may not sound like a lot but because driving is such a huge part of our transportation picture, that 3% can mean big changes. Between 2007 and 2010, that small drop resulted in 1.67 million gallons of gasoline not being burned and more than 31 million pounds of carbon dioxide not generated by those trips. And because this infrastructure is permanent, those savings continue being reaped long into the future.

Unfortunately, this experiment was not able to build everything needed for a complete active transportation network in each community. With this momentum, these communities continue to build-out their networks today.

This research shows what can happen when a real bicycling and walking network starts to be realized.

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Michael Williams Transportation Consultant
and Shasta Living Streets Advisory Group Member
bikepedx@gmail.com @bikepedx advisorybikelanes.com

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Slow Street Lawn Signs to Help Make Your Neighborhood Safer

Today more than ever, people want to be out enjoying their neighborhood. Walking, biking, rolling, playing. We live in a beautiful place. We want to enjoy our yards, wave to neighbors, watch the sunset.

At the same time – fewer people are driving, but driving faster. And we are all more distracted when we drive.

It’s time for a reminder – we love our neighborhood.
Let’s Slow Down.

Why this matters
Speed is the single most important factor in determining the outcome of a collision.

People sense this danger to themselves and their children. If cars pass by the house moving too fast – parents won’t let their kids play outside, and people of all ages are discouraged from walking or biking.


You asked – We made signs!
Locally designed. Friendly reminders.
Lawn signs for your home.

Help make your neighborhood safer and support better bikeways and
walkable cities in Redding and Shasta County. You can order a sign of your choice at the link below.


Learn More
Slow Streets are being implemented quickly in cities and towns across the United States

Learn More about the Movement, here:

Why this matters
Slow Neighborhood Streets benefit everyone and make our city a better place to live.

MOTHERLOAD Movie & Virtual Event May 22. Cargo bikes: Less Car, More bike, More life!

1 – An Uplifting Documentary

We are hard-wired to move. And to connect. Not only with nature, but with each other. A movie you will enjoy whether you bike or not.

2 – A Post-Film Online Q&A Community Get-Together

  • Director Liz Canning
  • Eric Brohaugh, our friend , cargo bike builder extraordinaire, featured in the film, lives in Redding.
  • Bring your questions and join the conversation

3 – A Way to Support Better Biking in Our Community

Proceeds support our work as well as cover costs to show the film. Shasta Living Streets is ten years old this year! Our success is made possible by people like you. Thank you!

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020

FILM STARTS AT 7:00 PM

w link, you can watch anytime on May 22

AFTER-PARTY 8:30PM

LOCATION: Your house


WATCH THE TRAILER

Reviewed in Outside Magazine

GET TICKETS TODAY!
$10 at the link below

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MORE INFORMATION

text/call 530.355.2230
INFO@shastalivingstreets.org

Want a new lawn sign for calm neighborhood streets?

We’re making new lawn signs.  Our signs will be designed and printed locally.  This is one simple way to help support our community in this extraordinary time.

Designs underway.  We will have a few for you to choose from. With colorful, friendly graphics.  Not too big, so they withstand the wind.  Messages like these:

Please Drive Slowly, Children at Play
Please Drive Slowly, Children – Adults – Grandparents at Play!
20 is Plenty

Walking, biking, and rolling – for everyone now, getting out in our neighborhoods is more important than ever.  People need to get out daily, ride and take walks solo and with  their families.  Kids at home need to get outside.  You may have noticed more people walking, biking, skating, rolling.

We are all distracted and it’s good to remember to take care when driving through neighborhoods.  These signs will give a reminder to everyone to check your driving speed around homes and yards.

Are you interested in a lawn sign for your yard?
Please let us know your preference

530.355.2230
Or contact Anne at athomas@shastalivingstreets.org

We’ve made a number of signs over the years . . . maybe you remember a few of these

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Resources & Updates for getting around Downtown

In the past three years our agencies and local community organizations have come together like never before to revitalize Downtown Redding and this region. The scope of new city and regional plans and projects is transformational, including two of the state’s largest Sustainable Community grants with coordinated transportation improvements and mixed-use housing and retail.  Updates: Downtown Redevelopment Projects

Creating streets that work better for people ~
Cities that are making these kind of investments and changes, are the cities that are growing and thriving in this century.
– Janette Sadik-Khan

Our region is poised to be a model for smart growth and transit and trail-oriented development for non-coastal cities in California, if we continue to move forward and shape our future to benefit families and businesses with walkable neighborhoods connected by low-stress bikeways and transit.

Years of planning and public input led to the projects underway now – to build a vibrant, walkable, bikeable Downtown Redding and a connected city.  Plans include:

2016 Downtown Transportation Plan

2018 City of Redding Downtown Specific Plan Update

2018 City of Redding Active Transportation Plan

Downtown Redevelopment Project Updates

GETTING AROUND DOWNTOWN
AVOID PARKING HASSLES
WALK, BIKE, RIDE, ROLL!

 

Downtown Area Shuttle – The Dash!

MORE INFO:  THE DASH

the dashFast. Free. Reliable.  Bringing people into the city’s center from outlying parking lots.

Schedule TBA

 

 

Walking

Walkways are open and protected during construction.

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Ride Downtown! Secure Bike Parking, Route Coaching, Riding Partners

Note:  In response to the public health crisis, our employees are working from home and the Depot and offices are closed for now. 
Shasta Living Streets:  Secure bike parking, bike station, bike theft prevention, Redding Bike Share, Education for safety and access, Encouragement events, Community building, public outreach, Tourism services, bike tours.

2-1Shasta Bike Depot
1313 California Street
530.355.2230 email us

#TBIF Try Biking, it’ Friday!

 

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Shasta Bike Depot – soon

New building as early as May 2021
Bell Plaza: California & Shasta Streets

More about the Bike Depot

 

RABA Cross-Town Express

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12 min bus route / 3 stops
Downtown – Turtle Bay –  Mall
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On-Demand Transit – Sunday Connect

This is a pilot program.  Like it? – Use it!
Sunday_Transit_Launch_AnnouncementIt’s Free! On-demand by phone/ web / app.

Comes directly to your starting address.  Takes you to your destination.
Check the link for current schedule.

In the service area 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM. Every Sunday.  (530) 226-3075

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Dockless electric scooters.
6AM – 11PM
Park in areas shown in map.

 

 

Skateboards, ride gear

Visit Boardmart in Downtown Redding
1261 Market Street  530.243.2323

PARK YOUR CAR
DOWNTOWN PUBLIC PARKING

 

MORE INFO: PARKING MAP & DETAILS
Average walking distance downtown after parking is 300-600 feet, similar to the walk from  parking lots at Costco, Target or the Redding Civic Auditorium.

During the construction period over the next few years, downtown parking availability will vary.  City of Redding is proactively exploring parking resources to ensure convenient parking for all.
Downtown Redding Parking Strategy

Short Term Parking

Available in the Alley
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Your voice makes a difference  

Questions?  Feedback?  530.355.2230  or send us an email

Come See Us on Fridays!

Please Note:  We encourage you to ride solo and with your family as much as possible in April and May.

Our staff is working remotely from home – if there is anyway we can offer route coaching or ideas for bike rides, please do contact us at 530.355.2230.

We look forward to being able to offer in-person services again soon.

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We hear from lots of people who want to try biking downtown for work or play, but don’t know where to safely park their bike, or are uneasy about what is the safest route.

#TBIF  Services include:

  • Park your bike safely here  Secure bike parking.  7:30AM – 10:00PM
  • ebike charging station
  • Freedom From Training Wheels  Family play dates/learn to ride.  We have bikes for the littlest riders to learn.  Or bring your own.
  • Route coaching, riding partners  Thinking about riding downtown for work or play?  Uneasy about what route to take and just how to do it?  Let us help with your first commutes downtown.
  • Information about transit options  Including the Dash (new downtown shuttle), RABA Downtown Express

Over the next year we will be prototyping services, activities and networking events to assist people with their biking and walking commutes and develop our trail tourism services.
We look forward to your ideas and input!

LOCATION
Shasta Bike Depot
1313 California Street, Downtown Redding

MORE INFORMATION
Call 530.355.2230

 

MarchFourth! Friday Sept 20th

You are invited to join us
for this Fall Festival as the evening cools and the stars come out

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20th

MarchFourth! It’s a musical
extravaganza and dance party!

Join us for this big band experience in
Downtown Redding

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DELICIOUS FOOD – FURNARI SAUSAGE
Bring your appetite! Delicious Furnari Sausage sandwiches
and garden pasta available for purchase.

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GET TICKETS
Purchase Online:  Eventbrite MARCHFOURTH
Buy Direct From us:   530.355.2230

MarchFourth is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires the audience in an atmosphere of celebration and joy. This show is a big band experience not to be missed!

“Part New Orleans brass ensemble, part groove-heavy rock group, and part vaudevillian circus, this group unleashes a technicolor experience. – 5280 Magazine

MarchFourth is a 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, 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, OR 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.

March Fourth!
&
California Street Labs After Sunset
a new way to get together with friends
and have a great time on a Friday night

GET TICKETS TODAY!
Purchase Online:  Eventbrite MARCHFOURTH CA STREET LABS
Buy Direct From us:   530.355.2230 (No fees to you/Same for us)

Proceeds help to bring better bikeways,
walkable cities and vibrant public places.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH
DOORS 7:00 SHOW 8:15

$25 Advance / $30 Day of Show
Share the Fun!  Group tickets: Buy 10 tickets, get one free. Contact us.  530.355.2230
ALL AGES SHOW
YOUTH $10 10-19 years / At our office, or day of show at the door
KIDS FREE under ten years

LOCATION
California Street Labs
1313 California Street, Downtown Redding

PRESENTED BY
Shasta Living Streets
better bikeways, trails, walkable cities and vibrant public places
Providing amenities • Creating community • Empowering people 

SPONSORS
Merchants Bank of Commerce
Jefferson Public Radio
KIXE-TV
Miracle Mile Records

Redding Roots Revival Festival
KKRN 88.5

MARCHFOURTH
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facebook.com/MarchFourthMarchingBand
twitter.com/M4MB
instagram.com/m4mb/

HOW TO GET THERE
BIKE.  Bike to the show, park your bike at the Bike Depot on site,  and receive a coupon for a free snack item.
DRIVE.  There is ample free parking in Downtown Redding.  Large parking lots directly adjacent: to the north, west, and south.

PLEASE NOTE:  No Smoking/No Vape, Please No Dogs
We are a no smoking & no vape venue.
For this show – please no dogs.  We normally welcome our canine friends, but best not to have them at this festival.

THREE FESTIVALS!
– SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS, Friday, Aug 9th
– MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND!  Friday, September 20th
– REDDING ROOTS REVIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, October 18, 19

CALIFORNIA STREET LABS
California Street Labs is a place for community members to come together to test ideas and actions that build a vibrant downtown and a great city. Activities and prototypes as well as shows and entertainment are designed to help people connect, contribute, address challenges and have fun together.   Open to the public twice per week.

MORE INFORMATION
530.355.2230
athomas@shastalivingstreets.org

What’s Happening? at California Street Labs

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We invite you to come visit
Bring friends and family and enjoy art installations, games and activities, visit the Bike Depot.  Hang-out, have a drink with friends, and enjoy the space.

EVENTS

California Street Labs events have been cancelled for April & May.  

June 13th
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Join the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival, Shasta Living Streets, Miracle Mile Records, the Redding Parks and Trails Foundation, and KIXE when they host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour at the California Street Labs (1313 California Street) from 7:30 PM – 10 PM. Snacks and cold drinks are available for purchase, but admission is FREE so don’t miss this exciting evening of music and films!

 

ABOUT CALIFORNIA STREET LABS

California Street Labs is a project of Shasta Living Streets.  This project supports our community by making the restored downtown warehouse available to community groups as a place for people to come together to test ideas and actions that build a vibrant downtown and a great city, as our community addresses questions of the 21st century.  The activities and prototypes, shows and entertainment are designed by individuals and groups throughout our region to help people connect, contribute, address challenges and have fun together.

The project began as a one-year pop-up on October 6, 2018.  Nearly 100 artists and groups participated throughout the first year to help restore the space and create popular experiences and activities.   In 2020 the project will continue, with the restored warehouse opened as a public venue once a week, primarily on Saturdays, with one large event per month.  Hours vary.

What we Hope to Achieve at California Street Labs
– Increase activities in downtown
– Create experiences for people to enjoy
– Help connect the many people working to improve our city
– Provide a space to prototype ideas for downtown
– Build resources while major projects are underway

LOCATION
California Street Labs
1313 California Street, Downtown Redding

FREE ADMISSION
FAMILY FRIENDLY

DRINKS AVAILABLE, OUTSIDE FOOD WELCOME
Soda, Kombucha, Beer & Wine available for purchase. Feel free to bring-in dinner from one of our downtown restaurants to enjoy during the event.

VOLUNTEERS MAKE EVERYTHING HAPPEN
Yes – you can help! Please join us as a volunteer or event host to help make each event a truly great experience for everyone.  It’s fun! Join the many artists, entrepreneurs, business and organizational partners working to refresh and uplift our city.

Contact athomas@shastalivingstreets.org or text/call 530.355.2230.

CONTACT
Contact Anne with questions or to discuss your ideas for events or activities you would like to offer to the community.  We look forward to hearing from you!
athomas@shastalivingstreets.org
530.355.2230.