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Redding Bikeshare launched in May of 2023 and we are currently working on expanding our fleet. We have moved into the Shasta Bike Depot – we are creating a social and practical mobility hub for local residents and visitors.

Today we continue to build a team to realize a ten-year vision to provide 21st Century amenities, to empower and encourage cycling excellence and trail tourism, to raise Redding and Shasta County into the ranks of top places for active, healthy living. We do this in partnership with the State of California and the City of Redding for the additional urgent need to achieve goals of greenhouse gas reductions in transportation.

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“My hubby and I have been loving this! And we also love the fact that if we have any issues whatsoever there is a local person you can actually call and talk to. Great addition to Redding!” – Happy Redding Bikeshare customer

Shasta Living Streets is realizing an ambitious 10-year vision to provide amenities that help shape our city to be reflective of local values and create a better place for all to live.  This creates economic value by building a unique place, as people make decisions about where to work, where to retire, and where to vacation based on what a community looks like. 

You can make Redding and Shasta County a place where people feel riding a bike is safe, comfortable, and convenient.

This year while we waited for the Shasta Bike Depot to be completed, we launched Redding Bikeshare

Ambitious for great things in our community? Yes!  Redding Bikeshare is one of the first fully e-pedal-assist bikeshares in the U.S., and the only high-quality, docked bikeshare system between San Francisco and Portland.  We celebrated with a big party, inviting 50 leaders from California transportation, climate action and clean mobility agencies to be inspired by and help support what’s happening in our city.  This generated a number of “great things happening in Redding” articles in state and national press. See photos on Flickr.

Today we have staff working every day to make biking better in Redding.  We are now a team of 7 serving our region.  Say Hi! sometime when you see our staff out and about on our new Trike bike. Next year we will launch a program for First-Last Mile Bikeshare and a Trip-planning App, in partnership with Redding Area Bus Authority. 

This month we begin work on the recently funded Redding Cultural Trail Overlook project that will build needed improvements on the Diestelhorst to Downtown trail connection.  Mark your calendars for May 10th, we will again host a county-wide Bike to Work & Everywhere Day! to encourage and showcase support for biking in our region.  And, as soon as we can, we will open the staffed mobility-hub at the Redding Transit Center, which we call – the Shasta Bike Depot.

Purchase a Redding Bikeshare pass to support Shasta Living Streets – and you get to enjoy riding too

Contribute to vibrant communities by purchasing a Month or Annual Redding Bikeshare Pass. Use your Pass for fun point-to-point trips in Downtown Redding and on the River Trail when you don’t have your own bike with you.  

What a great gift idea!   Bikeshare is fun and easy to use. We have made it easy for you to give a Bikeshare Pass as a gift.   


You can build more vibrant places with better biking in Redding and Shasta County. 

I invite you to reach out with any questions. I look forward to having a chance to connect.

Thank you very kindly, 

Anne Wallach Thomas, Executive Director
Shasta Living Streets.  Redding Bikeshare, Shasta Bike Depot

Redding Celebrates Launch of Shasta Bike Depot, New Electric Bike-share System


1:39 PM PDT on May 25, 2023

By Melanie Curry

For over ten years, Shasta Living Streets, a community-based organization in Redding led by director Anne Wallach Thomas, has been working towards building a bike hub near the bus and train hub in downtown. The vision was to create a public gathering spot and bike resource center in downtown Redding, close to affordable housing, bus and train access, and to the popular bike paths along the Sacramento River.

On May 12, that vision became a reality with the launching of the new Redding Bike Depot, which includes a station for the city’s new electric bike-share system, secure indoor bike parking, and office space for Shasta Living Streets, which will support and manage the bike-share system. The Depot also shares an outdoor space with a restaurant/bistro, planned for a summertime opening. This new bike hub will give Shasta Living Streets a center from which to provide route advice and assistance to bike-share system users as well as other local riders and tourists who come to check out the city’s amenities.

Thomas laid the groundwork for years, talking up her vision of what could be with city and regional planners, local residents, and anyone and everyone who would listen. She helped build relationships among them and convinced the local McConnell Foundation to support her vision. She worked with the local Caltrans district office, which maintains an office nearby, to overcome barriers to making changes on the many state highways that crisscross Redding. All along she and her team were talking to local residents about what they wanted and needed in the area.

At long last, a ribbon was cut and the Bike Depot launched.

A lot of work went into that preplanning, but what really brought it together was when Redding started winning grants. The city has received two from the state’s cap-and-trade-funded Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. That program requires collaboration between distinct and disparate agencies and groups – like housing developers and transit agencies – to create “out-of-the-box” housing and transportation solutions. The city of Redding received its first $15 million AHSC grant for Market Center, a housing development in downtown that has already completed buildings with affordable and market-rate units. Part of that grant also helped fund the bike-share system, and some will be used for protected bike lanes planned for California Street going past the Shasta Bike Depot. The local Caltrans District 2 also secured $2.8 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to augment that funding.

Redding got a second $20 million AHSC grant for another project in the same area that includes more affordable housing within a three-block-long mixed-use project along California Street. According to Lynn von Koch-Liebert, Executive Director of the Strategic Growth Council, Redding is the only city that has received AHSC grants for two projects that close to each other. About half of that second grant is earmarked for transportation, and it helped construct the Bike Depot, supply bus passes for residents of the low-income units, and build another two miles of protected bike lanes from Turtle Bay into the downtown area.

Redding Bikeshare also got a separate grant from Clean Mobility Options, another cap-and-trade-funded program, to cover some staff and equipment.

Meanwhile the City of Redding applied for and won two separate Active Transportation Program grants, which have helped plan and build two segments of protected bike lanes in town. The city has already built the Diestelhorst-to-Downtown Loop, which connects the Bike Depot to the Sacramento River along a former roadway. The other segment, from Highway 44 to the Sundial Bridge, is still in the planning stage.

The Shasta Bike Hub is located in a brick building that – rumor has it – used to be a brothel, but had been sitting empty for years at the far end of a parking lot dedicated to the bus and train depots. Its entrance, on California street, faces the intersection of two busy one-way roads – a once-common “traffic solution” that devastated this part of downtown and made walking and biking here annoying and dangerous.

Mona Caron’s mural of local native plants can be enjoyed from the new housing being built a block away. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

Nearby is a former pedestrian mall that has been redesigned as a quiet part of the street grid, in conjunction with the housing projects. Redding was one of the California cities that, like Fresno, created an outdoor pedestrian mall in its downtown in the 1960s, only to later watch it wither as large shopping centers surrounded by oceans of parking were built on the city’s outskirts. Meanwhile the streets in the downtown core were converted to fast one-way couplets to rush drivers through on their way to and from the nearby freeways. Redding’s former pedestrian mall, along Market Street, now allows cars, but its design makes it clear that cars are guests and drivers must proceed slowly through the space.

What was a traffic sewer in all directions, with cars coming off the highway and cutting through downtown on state highways that served as main streets, is slowly converting into a safer and calmer public space that people might want to hang out in, with more housing and very accessible bus, train, and bike connections.

A historic bridge over the Sacramento River, too narrow for modern cars, was replaced with the bridge on the left. But this beauty is still there for bike riders and people on foot to use. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
A historic bridge over the Sacramento River, too narrow for modern cars, was replaced with the bridge on the left. But this beauty is still available for bike riders and people on foot to use. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

Given the way the Bike Depot connects these many separate project pieces, and given the profound overall impact it has had on this somewhat neglected area of downtown, it’s no surprise they took a whole day to celebrate.

The day before the launch, workers scrambled to install bike racks and clear out their equipment. San Francisco-based artist Mona Caron, whose murals about history, place, and plants grace buildings around the world, added a few finishing touches to her mural of local native iris and lilies spanning the side of the Bike Depot building.

On the day of the celebration, it was bright and hot, and the combination indoor/outdoor space at the Depot provided welcome cool shade. The launch of Redding’s new bike-share system, which includes a fleet of seventy pedal-assist e-bikes, meant that e-bikes were available for test rides as well as tours of the numerous new and future bike facilities.

Numerous state, regional, and city leaders joined in the celebration. Caltrans’ California Walk and Bike Technical Advisory Committee was meeting in District 2 that day, and city and regional planners, the new director of Redding’s bus agency, and state agency heads took an e-bike tour to learn about the kinds of challenges and strategies the city is deploying.

One of the e-bike tours of Redding’s bike routes. Joining was Anne Thomas (in the pink hat), Lynn von Koch-Liebert, ED of the Strategic Growth Council (wearing the striped dress), John Ando, GM of the Redding Area Bus Authority (dapper in his flat cap), and long-time bike advocate Jim Brown (taking a picture). Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

For example, City of Redding Transportation Planner Zach Bonnin told the group about one creative solution to a problem that cropped up with building a bike connection to the river from downtown. The route had to go under an active train trestle that crossed the river, and the railroad company insisted that a new bike lane would have to go through a tunnel – that the city would have to build. It would have been prohibitively expensive, not to mention a potentially unpleasant ride. Instead, the city converted a narrow road where they already owned the right-of-way to a bike and pedestrian path. Solved.

This used to be a street for cars, but has been converted to pedestrian and bike path. Notice the snow still gracing the distant mountains. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
This used to be a road for cars, but has been converted to a pedestrian and bike path. Notice the snow still covering the distant mountaintops. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

Caltrans Director Tony Tavares was one of the leaders who came to Redding for the celebration. He told the crowd gathered that evening that Caltrans is working “to provide more bike routes, more pedestrian safety, and more access and options for people to use instead of getting in your vehicle.”

“Almost every vehicle trip in Shasta county is less than five miles,” he said. “That is perfect for an e-bike ride. Most of your trips can be done by bike. And we are putting bike safety first at Caltrans.”

He also said that Caltrans has just released two important road safety plans. One, the statewide Road Safety Action Plan, “details everything we want to do with complete streets, and with providing more active transportation in communities just like here in Redding,” according to Director Tavares.

Second, Caltrans’ Design Information Bulletin on Complete Streets, which Tavares said “is available for public comment,” will be a guide for defining and designing safe streets for all, especially along those state highways that serve as main streets for so many cities. It’s not actually up on the Caltrans site yet, but is being finalized and should be posted in late June or early July, according to Caltrans media relations manager William Arnold.

“We worked with many groups, including advocates, planners and engineers, to develop good design guidance for how to make these facilities more complete and more safe, and to ensure more people get out of vehicles and use other modes,” said Tavares at the event, to rousing applause.

The stunning bike and pedestrian, glass-surfaced Sundial Bridge.

Redding’s promise as a bike-friendly place is taking shape. From the new Bike Depot, it’s a quiet, easy ride to the river, under that old train trestle and over a historic bridge that used to be a car connection over the river but is now open only to pedestrians and bike riders. From there one can ride up to mountain biking areas to the northwest, where snow still graces the Trinity Alps. There’s also a bucolic ride along the river to the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay, or one can also just post up on a bench in the deep shade and watch the river burble past.

Read the article on Streetsblog California here.

Melanie Curry

Streetsblog California editor Melanie Curry has been thinking about transportation, and how to improve conditions for bicyclists, since her early days commuting by bike to UCLA long ago. She was Managing Editor at the East Bay Express, and edited Access Magazine for the University of California Transportation Center. She also earned her Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley.

Bike Share Programs in the U.S. Foster Greener Cities

Good Good Good Co – MAY 19, 2023 11:21 AM

As biking continues to gain popularity in the United States, several programs across the country make it easier for people to hop on and head to their destination.  

A bike share program is one way people can utilize bikes. 

“A bike sharing program consists of a fleet of typically branded bicycles that can be rented for short trips,” said Ralph Buehler, professor and Chair of Urban Affairs and Planning at the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech Research Center. 

“There are two main types of bike sharing systems: docked systems where bikes have to be checked out and checked in at a docking station. There are also dockless bike share systems, where bikes can be parked and checked out all over the city or a service area — typically with an app.” 

Black bike share bikes in a row

Buehler said there are several benefits: members do not have to worry about bike parking at home or work because they can store the bike in docking stations or in the street. They do not have to worry about theft and repairing bicycles. 

Moreover, bike share allows one-way bike trips, where individuals can make the other trip by car, transit, or other modes. Bike share can also be used as a first and last-mile extender to public transport.  

“For a community, bike share can help reduce driving and CO2 emissions,” he said. 

“Bike share is one element in a group of travel modes (walking and transit) that allow people to get around town without a car–avoiding traffic congestion, noise pollution, air pollution, and traffic danger posed by cars.” 

Buehler noted that the pandemic drastically increased the use of bikes at its height, for exercise, stress relief, and being outside.  

“In the longer term, cycling levels generally increased from 2019 to 2021, mainly due to growth in cycling for recreation and exercise,” he said. “In contrast, daily trips to work and education declined because of remote working and learning.” 

Blue Citibike bikes in a row in a city

More cycling has been facilitated by increases in government support of cycling, both in funding as well as in infrastructure. 

Bikeway networks were expanded and improved, usually with protected cycling facilities that separate cyclists from motorized traffic, he said. Other pro-cycling measures included restrictions on motor vehicles, such as reducing speed limits, excluding through traffic from residential neighborhoods, banning car access to some streets, and reallocating roadway space to bicycles.  

“Car-restrictive measures became politically possible due to the COVID-19 crisis,” he added. “The cities that made these changes permanent saw the most sustained growth in cycling. Others saw declines again.” 

Below are some bike share programs making progress toward greater environmental use and ease of use for residents: 

Bike Share Programs Around the United States

Redding, California

Electric B Cycle bike at Redding bikeshare event

On May 12, the city of Redding launched a secured, indoor public bike parking and the Redding Bike Share system at the new Shasta Bike Depot. 

While increasingly common in large U.S. cities, public bike garages and bike share systems are still rare in small cities like Redding. 

Even more rare is the kind of public, private, and nonprofit partnership that has embraced the Shasta Bike Depot as an integral element of community revitalization.

The Shasta Bike Depot is part of the $111 million mixed-use residential project called California Place being built in partnership by K2 Development Companies, the City of Redding, and The McConnell Foundation. 

Redding Bike Share provides electric bikes for errands, commuting, and recreation, much the way public transit provides seats on a bus. Over the summer, Redding Bike Share will deploy 70 bikes from 25 locations in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. 

The Twin Cities

In Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul have bike sharing programs. To date, hundreds of thousands of trips have been logged through Nice Ride Minnesota, a nonprofit program. Nice Ride Minnesota boasts several benefits, including helping eliminate vehicle congestion, less dependence on fossil fuels, better interactions with the city and people, and a sense of civic pride. It started in 2010.

Lyft operates Nice Ride Minnesota via the local subsidiary Motivate Minnesota. Lyft is the largest bike share operator in the U.S. 

Washington D.C. 

Red bike share bikes in a row from Capital Bikeshare

More than 5,000 bikes and more than 700 stations make up Capital Bike Share in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. There are seven jurisdictions within the system. 

The program offers traditional bikes as well as pedal-assisted ebikes. There is an ebike with a front LED light and reflective paint for those riding after the sun goes down. 

In March, Capital Bike Share announced it was adding up to 850 new ebikes to the program. The new bikes feature an adaptive design with a single-gear transmission and have a more powerful motor. They also include safety sensors to self-monitor parts, including brakes and batteries. 

The new ebikes last longer too. The battery lasts 60 miles on a single charge. 

Charlotte, N.C. 

Charlotte Joy Rides is Charlotte’s nonprofit bike share system that launched in 2012. It includes 343 bikes and 34 stations spread throughout Center City. The program started with 200 bikes and 20 stations, so it was one the largest bike providers in the Southeastern U.S. at its launch. 

Local developers, grants from the Federal Transportation Administration, and the City of Charlotte made the program possible. 

Seven Charlotte artists have added their mark to new bikes. The bikes come in three speeds and have automatic lights to keep people safe. 


Divvy is a fast way to get around and see Chicago and Evanston. In addition to the ease of getting around, people report saving money using Divvy versus other transportation methods. 

Divvy is a program of the Chicago Department of Transportation. Funding for the program initially came from federal grants. The program expanded to Evanston in 2016. 

Divvy is operated by Lyft, which also has similar programs in Boston, Columbus, Ohio, and Portland, Oregon, among other locations. 

Read the Good, Good, Good article here.

Redding Bikeshare Puts Equity First


The Northern California town’s new bike share system is first and foremost geared towards low-income residents living downtown.

“Some people just tag things on at the end — they say, “We’re going to do a little equity here and there,” says Anne Thomas, the executive director of Shasta Living Streets in Redding, California. “We’ve done so much engagement work over the last year prior to our bike share system launching.”

Founded by Thomas in 2010, Shasta Living Streets provides programs and services to deliver on a vision of a more livable and equitable community, one where more people have affordable, sustainable options for everyday travel. The transformation of downtown Redding, which has a population of just under 100,000 people, has always been a priority for Shasta Living Streets but the organization’s work will reach a major milestone on May 12 with the soft launch of Redding Bikeshare at the new Shasta Bike Depot.

Redding is the second sunniest city in America and a place where people of all socio-economic backgrounds love to be outside. Still, Shasta County has unacceptably high rates of debilitating health outcomes directly related to inactivity, along with some of the highest levels in the U.S. of death and life-altering injuries from car collisions with people walking and biking. Like many similarly-sized American cities, it’s a car-centric place and with an underfunded and inconvenient transit system.

“People leave town if they can’t afford a car, it’s crazy,” says Thomas, adding that for many low-income residents the cost of maintaining a personal bike, let alone a car, is unaffordable. “Bike share just makes sense.”

For the last decade, Thomas has been involved in helping create the Shasta Bike Depot, of which bike share is just a small part. The Shasta Bike Depot is part of more than $400 million in investments Redding has poured into housing, commercial space, and transportation improvements. Located next to the downtown transit center, the Bike Depot has been envisioned as a social and practical gathering space, complete with events, indoor, secure long-term bike parking, an e-bike charging station, and bike share. There will also be a staffed mobility hub at the transit center, where locals or visitors will be able to ask questions.

“People don’t know the routes or they might need help riding — it’s important people have someone they can talk to,” says Thomas. “This is especially important for equity.”

A rendering of the new Shasta Bike Depot, which will house a bike share station.

For visitors, the Bike Depot and Redding’s new bike share system will be just one part of a new revitalized and people-oriented downtown area, although it was designed first and foremost for those living there on low incomes. Prior to designing the system or procuring bikes from a vendor (in this case, BCycle), Shasta Living Streets teamed up with The McConnell Foundation and Alta Planning+Design to conduct an equity analysis and design a system that best serves the needs of the historically underserved.

As a result, the new system’s footprint falls within an “opportunity zone,” where a greater number of people are experiencing poor air quality, don’t have access to a vehicle, and make less than 80% of the statewide median income. Redding Bikeshare is also funded by two state grants dedicated to affordable housing, clean transportation, and serving those living with low incomes. Naturally, Redding’s largest affordable housing complexes are situated squarely within the system’s footprint — the 300-plus people that call them home are Redding Bikeshare’s target market and its primary stakeholders.

“We’ve spent 13 years talking to people and we’ve had engagement from our community at all levels,” says Thomas, specifically naming public engagement, surveys, and in-person conversations as key communication strategies. “Our staff site is two blocks away [from these affordable housing complexes], so it’s not hard to know every single person.”

Thomas says that almost everyone is excited about the bike share system, which will have all-electric bikes that include baskets for carrying goods. The system’s footprint has also been designed to take people to the most essential locations: grocery stores, medical facilities, childcare, schools, jobs, the post office, the housing authority, parks, trails, community centers, and the transit center. Other equity considerations include the ability to accept cash payments, as well as a pricing scheme that works for everyone.

“Free isn’t always the best way to go, so we’re aiming to have it cost $30 for the year [for those on low incomes],” says Thomas, explaining that charging something helps build investment in the system and ensure it gets used. For visitors and those capable of paying more, the membership will cost $125 for the year and the hope is that those users will help pay for the system long-term. “Anyone who wants to use the system can, and that will help the system grow.”

Once Redding Bikeshare is officially up and running, Thomas and her team will be looking to residents to tell them what they want, whether that’s route planning assistance, learn-to-ride events, or one-on-one rides to help people get comfortable on bike share. 

“We can tailor services,” says Thomas. “Everyone has a different way of getting around by bike and it’s nice to be able to dedicate the time to meeting people where they’re at.”

Thomas is already thinking about adding adaptive bikes down the road, as well as figuring out a way for residents under 18 to use the system (unfortunately, insurance currently makes that cost-prohibitive). As the full system is rolled out this summer, Shasta Living Streets will continue to directly engage residents, exploring the ways in which their organization can help ensure that bike share is working for everyone.

What’s cool is that as the system matures, Redding’s downtown will only continue to transform, gradually becoming a better place to bike. There are plans for the City of Redding to install protected bike lanes on more than two miles of city streets that connect downtown and the Sacramento River Trail, as well as neighborhoods to the north, east, and south. Once complete, the bike lanes will comprise more than half of a 5.1-mile loop along the River Trail and downtown — a route that anyone will be able to ride using bike share.

The Better Bike Share Partnership is funded by The JPB Foundation as a collaboration between the City of Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), and the PeopleForBikes Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share systems. Follow us on LinkedInFacebookTwitter, and Instagram, or sign up for our weekly newsletter. Have a question or a story idea? Email

Read the article on the Better Bikeshare webpage here.

We’re Hiring! Join Our Team

We’re launching new programs and building our team & we want you to be a part of it!

Join Our Team

Shasta Living Streets is a great place to work offering a supportive environment and opportunities for learning and growth.  You will work in a beautiful building in a vibrant Downtown, with best of class vendors, and partner organizations that believe in what we do.  It’s a place where you can bring joy to people while also delivering innovative programs that make a real difference in your city and the world. 

We are building a team to realize a ten-year vision to provide 21st Century amenities to empower and encourage cycling excellence and trail tourism to raise Redding and Shasta County into the ranks of top places for active, healthy living.   We do this in partnership with State of California and City of Redding for the additional urgent need to achieve goals of greenhouse gas reductions in transportation. 

This May we will launch the Shasta Bike Depot and Redding Bikeshare.  We are creating a social and practical mobility hub for local residents and trail enthusiasts, and visitors from out of town. 

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Celebrate With Us!

We invite you to join us for the Opening Celebration of the Shasta Bike Depot and Redding Bikeshare on Friday, May 12th 2023!

1322 California St, Redding, CA

This event is free and open to the public 

3PM – 4 PM  Doors open
Tour the Shasta Bike depot & learn about our programs. Refreshments will be available

4 PM – 5 PM  Opening remarks and ribbon-cutting ceremony
Ribbon cutting ceremony and keynote speaker, Tony Tavares, Director of the CA Department of Transportation. 

5 PM – 6:30 PM  Mix and mingle 
Anthony’s Mediterranean food truck, music, and beer & wine.

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM  Musical Performance by MarchFourth!
MarchFourth is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires unabashed dancing and an atmosphere of celebration. Their performance will be free and open to the public.

We are excited to be moving from planning to doing! We will provide more details about the event and how you can support it in the coming months.

We are grateful to the many friends and collaborators who have advised and helped Shasta Living Streets programs and evolution in so many ways over the years. 

Bike Station – Safe & Secure Bike Parking

Coming May 2023 the Bike Station at the Shasta Bike Depot!

This is a long-term bike parking facility that will offer a secure, covered, and locked room to park your bike. It is the first of its kind in our region.

Residents and visitors will be able to park their bikes safely and then head to work, shopping, or entertainment. It will also enable inter-city clean mobility options with transit connections at the nearby Redding Transit Center.

Easy to use, convenient & cost effective

  • On-demand secure bike-parking. Keeps your bike & helmet cool & dry.
  • Park for a few hours, overnight, or several days.
  • Multiple methods of security, keeps your bike safe.
  • Shasta Living Streets staff. Local service and maintenance.
  • 24/7 telephone user support
  • BikeLink card works at 450+ locations in the U.S.

 Only pennies per hour

  • Pay only for time used.
  • Card never expires.
  • 5 cents per hour, no monthly or annual fee.

How it works

The BikeLink Card is sold at Shasta Bike Depot and online.

Insert card and follow the on-screen instructions to park your bike. 

Enter the facility and make sure no one enters behind you. Always lock your bike inside the facility.

Insert your card and follow the on-screen instructions to retrieve your bike. You will be charged 5 cents an hour.

BCycle is Redding’s Bikeshare Vendor

Shasta Living Streets is excited to announce that BCycle has joined as our vendor-partner to provide electric bikes, docks, and technology for Downtown Redding’s Bikeshare to make moving around Downtown Redding as fun and convenient as possible for everyone. Built on more than a decade of experience, BCycle electric-assist bikes offer accessible, convenient, and safe biking for everyone.

In the past decade, community members, businesses, and local agencies have been planning and developing Downtown Redding to be a walkable and bikeable residential, commerce and entertainment district. Business and property owners, and the people who live, work and play in Downtown, are ready for a high-quality bikeshare system.

The launch date in spring of 2023, will provide a public biking system for people to access medical services, shopping; government agencies, parks, festivals, community events, and the Sacramento River Trail.

Bikeshare in Downtown is a clean mobility transportation. Identifying the mission, vision and purpose for the Shasta Bike Depot and Downtown Bikeshare is the work Anne Thomas and Shasta Living Streets.

Executive Director Thomas shares, “BCycle bikes and docking stations will deliver a safe, convenient, and easy to use bikeshare system for residents and business owners that we have hoped for in our community for years.”

BCycle was selected by Shasta Living Streets last spring through a competitive process. “We are thrilled that Shasta Living Streets, along with The McConnell Foundation and City of Redding, have selected BCycle to provide an e-bikeshare program in Redding,” said Brian Conger, of BCycle. “Redding is an ideal community for electric assist bike sharing. We’ve seen the positive impact of e-bikes in communities across the country and look forward to bringing the same benefits to Redding’s residents and visitors.”

Downtown Bikeshare is supported by a grant from the California Clean Mobility Options Program. “These statewide funds directly support disadvantaged communities, and communities of color, creating safe, clean, affordable transportation to get residents where they need to go,” California Air Resources Board Executive Officer Richard W. Corey said. “The Clean Mobility Options Program was designed to ensure that each project is developed to address a community’s own unique transportation issues – letting local community involvement identify sustainable transportation solutions.

Downtown e-Bikeshare brings tremendous advantages to our community – it allows families to be healthy and save money on transportation, makes more vibrant and connected communities, and supports local businesses by helping them attract customers and retain staff.

BCycle offers product quality and expertise to maximize our customer experience by providing an attractive, high quality bicycle fleet, docks and technology in high traffic areas which will encourage ridership, will be easily findable and to check-out, and will result in community pride.

We believe BCycle will be a vendor-partner that will help promote operational excellence and ensure that the Downtown Redding Bikeshare launch is successful,” added Thomas.

Biking must be easy, safe, and convenient for a majority of people to truly use a bike for transportation. What’s different with Electric Pedal-assist bikes? The pedal-assist makes a special difference in our spread-out and hilly region – by enabling people of all ages and abilities to ride comfortably and thus have a clean and active mobility option.

BCycle is the Best-Of-Class bicycle sharing company, a part of Trek Bicycles, headquartered in Wisconsin.

Redding joins 47 other major cities in the U.S. with BCycle bikeshare, including Santa Barbara, Houston, and Philadelphia.

All-electric pedal-assist bike fleet. Redding is one of a smaller set of cities that will have an all-electric pedal-assist bike fleet.

A docked bikeshare system. Downtown Redding Bikeshare will have a docked bikeshare system. The docks provide a designated space to park bikes securely.

Redding leads the way. Redding will have the first of this type of all-electric, docked bikeshare system between the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon.

Ebikes can replace many car trips if we help people have an easy, safe, convenient ride. Ebikes are used for daily life and can replace car trips. The average length of an ebike trip is 9 miles. Shasta County’s Long Range Transit Plan shows most car trips in Shasta County are 5 miles or less.

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At Shasta Living Streets we imagine Downtown Redding as the center hub of a connected city. It’s a people-friendly, walkable, bikeable district with vibrant public places, and smart-city amenities.

We believe when we give a lot more people the resources, skills and confidence they need to get around safely and conveniently walking and biking, people discover the ease and joy of active living. When we add high-quality facilities and experiences, our community becomes healthier, happier, and more prosperous.

This is why we have designed a full-service set of features for active transportation commutes and tourism services, to provide amenities, create community, and empower people. Starting in Downtown, the services and amenities will help build our trail town and create a connected city.

To learn more contact

Anne Thomas, Shasta Living Streets, (530) 355-2230
Shannon Phillips, The McConnell Foundation, (530) 226-6231

Three Thursday Evenings in November. Join Us!

Get a sneak peak of the construction at the Shasta Bike Depot.

Learn about the programs and amenities that will be offered there.

Ask your questions, share your hopes & ideas, and learn how you can get involved!

Thursday November 3rd, 10th, and 17th

4:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Shasta Living Streets

1313 California Street, Redding, CA

Get Tickets Here

Redding eBikeshare, Shasta Bike Depot, the Bike Parking Station, eBike Tours, the REU eBike Voucher program, and more. Share your hopes and ideas. Ask your questions.

Downtown Redding with friends.

Shasta Living Streets is helping our community change the paradigm for sustainable living. Learn how you can be involved.


5:00 PM OPTIONAL SHASTA BIKE DEPOT TOUR (tickets required, attendance is limited) Bike Depot Tour Tickets available here.

6:00 PM BRIEF PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION. No ticket is needed for this part of the evening, everyone is welcome. We want to hear your thoughts and ideas!

SNACKS, CARNEGIE’S TOMATO SOUP, GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES. Donations will be accepted. Take-out food may be brought in as well.

DRINKS Available for purchase: Mama Shari Kombucha, Etna Old Fashioned Root Beer, San Pellegrino sodas.

PLEASE NO SMOKING/NO VAPE We are a no smoking & no vape venue.

ARRIVE BY BIKE. Bike to the event, park your bike on site. Bring a lock.

ARRIVE BY CAR. There is ample free parking in Downtown Redding. Try out the new parking garage. Large parking lots directly adjacent: to the north, west, and south.

Questions about ticketing or this event, let us know:

We look forward to seeing you.