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DONATE & WIN A New Electric Cargo Bike

Donate for a chance to win
a Yuba Spicy Curry electric cargo bike

It’s a long-tail bike
Made for big loads and wiggly kids
With electric-assist to make riding a joy 

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We’re excited to bring another Electric Cargo Bike to a Local Family

Your Donation Supports Community Programming at the Shasta Bike Depot

Thank you! Contributions are welcome and appreciated at any amount. Yes, you can make multiple donations. We are grateful for your support. Donations support Community Programming at the Shasta Bike Depot – Opening Soon! 

GET RAFFLE TICKETS TODAY !

Prize Eligibility to Local Residents

While donations are welcome from anyone, the following eligibility criteria must be met in order to receive the raffle prize: 
==> Eligible participants must reside in Shasta County, California.  
==> Eligible participants must be 18 years old or older at time of participation. 

  • Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries. 
  • Tickets available by donation through June 16th. Last day is June 16th.
  • Prize winner will be selected and announced on June 17th.
  • The Yuba Spicy Curry Electric Cargo Bike is a $5,500 value.
  • Donate here –> https://shasta-living-streets.square.site/ 

Your donation for Better bikeways, walkable cities and vibrant public places in Redding & Shasta county

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 with the Shasta Bike Depot 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.

Our Sponsors

Please know, this raffle prize is made possible by generous contribution from Yuba Bicycles, the Redding Parks and Trails Foundation, and last years’ Spicy Curry e-cargo bike winners, Jenn and Ted, who were so happy with the experience of owning an e-cargo bike, they made a generous donation to “pay it forward” to make another bike available to a lucky family in our community.

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2021 Happy Winners Jenn & Ted
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Also => We’re Hiring!

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

Please share with your friends and colleagues.
Details: at this link.

May 26 MARCHFOURTH Marching Band!

It’s time!

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MARCHFOURTH!

It’s a musical extravaganza and dance party.

Join us for this big band experience in Downtown Redding

  • THURSDAY MAY 26TH
  • PARTY STARTS AT 7:00PM
  • SHOW STARTS AT SUNSET 8:30PM
  • YOUR TICKET Purchase here –> https://shasta-living-streets.square.site/ We will have your name on a list. Please bring your receipt.
  • LOCATION IN-PERSON, TOGETHER
    Shasta Living Streets’ California Street Labs
    1313 California Street, Redding 96001

We look forward to seeing you!

GET TICKETS TODAY

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CRAFT BEER, HARD CIDER, N/A OPTIONS
Available for purchase.

ARRIVE BY BIKE. Bike to the show, park your bike on site.
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.

PLEASE NO DOGS
For this show – please no dogs. We normally welcome our canine friends, but best not to have them at this festival.

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

MORE INFORMATION
530.355.2230 communications@shastalivingstreets.org

MARCHFOURTH
marchfourthband.com

THANK YOU!
Proceeds support 
Shasta Living Streets & 
The Shasta Bike Depot

Also => We’re Hiring!

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

Please share with your friends and colleagues.
Details: at this link.


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS



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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

Clean transportation and active living excellence builds better cities for everyone by bringing lower cost of living, connected communities, healthy lifestyles, and more joy. 

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

Today, we are realizing 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 are working with local and state partners to do this for the additional urgent need to achieve City of Redding, Shasta County, and State of California goals of greenhouse gas reductions in transportation. 

Open Positions

Marketing & Engagement Manager, Shasta Living Streets

Position Open:     Review of applications June 17, 2022.
Open until filled.

Operations Manager, Bicycle Programs, Shasta Living Streets

Position Open:     Review of applications June 17, 2022.
Open until filled.

Bike Valet Attendant, Shasta Living Streets

Position(s) Open soon    

More information

Information about our programs and programming goals in the document at the link below.

The new Great Central Valley Bicycle route

Here’s something to look forward to in the New Year

The experience starts in Shasta County & Redding

The Great Central Valley Bicycle Route brings riders into the State capitol and county seats, numerous small towns along the river, sites of national, state and local historic importance, parks and natural areas, and a wide variety of agricultural landscapes.

Traveling at 12 miles per hour, along the full 650 mile route, a rider will experience 13 counties and over 34 diverse cities and towns.

CLICK HERE >>> Detailed route information using Ride With GPS

On the Great Central Valley Bicycle Route, stopping is as important as going

The trip’s the thing. Route planners have searched for travel that allows riders to see and experience what’s great about the Great Central Valley. Looking for high scenic and educational values and variety, including bucolic countryside, city centers, historic sites, the state capitol and county seats, state and regional parks, university campuses, farmers markets, rivers, beaches and other special places and natural features, etc.  We have tried to introduce riders to the many features that make the state, the Valley, and the localities unique. 

A comfortable and enjoyable travel experience for all riders is a priority.   Bicyclist safety, primarily related to vehicular traffic is a priority. Over 70 miles of the route follows high-quality paved trails enabling traffic-free travel along scenic river corridors, through natural areas and across urban areas. Most of the route follows public streets with bikeways, low volume country roads, quiet residential streets, and low speed pedestrian/bicycle-friendly downtown commercial areas. Only 12 miles of the route follows state highways.

The fastest, direct routes are not a priority. Routes may meander to touch a variety of landscapes and features.

This is a Great Central Valley-focused bicycling route. It’s not intended to travel into the Sierra foothills or coastal hills.

Send us your thoughts: Shasta Dam to Sacramento

Shasta Living Streets continues to work with the team to maintain and promote this route. We will gather input on the route location for the northern section, and work with the team to make adjustments.

Reach out with an email or call us at (530) 355-2230.

Sharing the vision and ongoing collaboration

Michael Smiley led the vision and worked with individuals and organizations across the state. The journey to create the route has been a long one, over three years, with input from over 70 individuals, bicycle organizations and public agencies throughout the length of the Valley.

When riding through, please reach out to share your experiences and thank these folks

These are the people instrumental in making the Great Central Valley Bicycle Route the great ride that it is.

  • Debra Banks, Executive Director, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates
  • Roberto Brady, Tulare Co Association of Governments
  • Craig Erickson, Chico
  • Zach Griffin, Bakersfield
  • Tom Hotham, Education / Outreach, Merced Bicycle Coalition
  • Anthony Molina, Chair, Fresno County Bicycle Coalition
  • John Pearson, Executive Director, Chico Velo
  • Jeff Pell, Routes Director, Bike Lodi
  • Tina Sumner, Advocacy Coordinator, Fresno Cycling Club
  • Anne Thomas, Executive Director, Shasta Living Streets, Redding
  • Mark Wall, Advocacy Director, Southern Sierra Cyclists, Visalia
  • Brian Zahra, Fun Sport Bikes, Modesto

Our priorities for route choice

  • The most comfortable, safest route possible. Stress levels 1 & 2.
  • The best route possible that can be used today.  As safer and more attractive bicycle facilities are improved, the route will be realigned .
  • All paved.  Minimize unpaved segments.  No single track.
  • Rail and transit stations on-route or by spur route
  • Food and beverage closely-spaced along the way
  • Support services.  Bicycle repair, general retail.
  • Overnight accommodations for 40-60-mile riding days
  • Minimize steep grades over 5-6%

California’s Great Central Valley

California’s Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the geographical center of the U.S. state of California. It is 40 to 60 miles wide and stretches approximately 450 miles from north-northwest to south-southeast, inland from and parallel to the Pacific Ocean coast. It covers approximately 18,000 square miles, about 11% of California’s total land area, or about the size of Denmark.

Bounded by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, it is California’s single most productive agricultural region and one of the most productive in the world, providing more than half of the fruits, vegetables and nuts grown in the United States.

2,000+ People Celebrate safe, Protected walk & Bikeways

What a great celebration for a protected walk and bikeway that helps create a Connected City and advances our Trail Town

“AMAZING!!!!!”   “I had no idea we had so many cycling fans!”  “Our city needs more events like this.”  Yes.  Our community supports active living excellence in a big way! 

Protected bikeways give people the safe space they need to ride a bike where they want to go.  

On a hot July Thursday night, when half of Redding/Shasta was on vacation…. more than 2,000 people attended to check it out and to walk, ride, roll on the new trail and celebrate this milestone achievement together.  This is the safe, connected route people have wanted for so long.  

It was like Copenhagen at rush hour!

Thank you to everyone who contributed, volunteered, and celebrated! 

Thank you to major donors who contributed to help get the party started:  Dignity Health, Redding Rancheria, and K2 Development Company.   

Thank you to the hard-working planning team:  City of Redding Community Services and Communication team, Shasta Living Streets staff and Many! Volunteer! Heroes!, Shasta Regional Transportation Agency, CaltransD2, Shasta Co Health and Human Services Agency, Viva Downtown, and Chain Gang.

Report: Downtown Redding Streets: Safety & Community Input

Informing Planning for Multi-Modal Infrastructure

Last summer Shasta Living Streets partnered with California Walks & UC Berkeley SafeTREC to conduct activities for a Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training Program – reviewing data and community thoughts about Pine Street, California Street, and South Market Street – Caltrans HWY 273.

The intention for this effort was to gather data and community feedback to inform planning and infrastructure improvements to serve people and businesses in the area. 

Thank you! to the planning team: California Walks, UC Berkeley SafeTREC, Shasta Living Streets, Caltrans District 2 Complete Streets and Livable Communities, City of Redding Planning Department, Shasta Co Health & Human Services Agency

Download the Report

BEST FOOT FORWARD
What is a Walkable, Bikeable City
and how do we get one?

Considering:  Pine Street, S Market to Buenaventura, Buenaventura Intersection

Why this workshop 

Brings outside expertise to Redding to review current conditions and speak with agency staff and  local business owners about their ideas and concerns specifically regarding the experience of people walking and biking to shop, work, live and play. Interdisciplinary teams explored solutions for challenge areas.

Shares best practice and practical solutions to improve the experience of visitors, shoppers, employers, employees – people who visit, work, play, live,  and travel using State Route 273 in Downtown and Central Redding.

Engages public input and collective decision-making on ways to improve our city. People are  better able to provide input with an understanding of how alternatives serve their needs.

Provides written recommendations by state experts on public comments and features that can improve the walking and biking experience and reduce collisions and safety concerns for the people businesses want to attract. These can be  used as one more form of input to current design and planning processes.

Workshop conducted by California Walks and UC Berkeley SafeTREC

The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center works to reduce transportation-related injuries and fatalities through research, education, outreach, and community service.

California Walks partners with state agencies, organizations and communities to establish and strengthen policies and practices that support pedestrian safety and healthy, walkable communities.

Previous Best Foot Forward workshops
by Shasta Living Streets, California Walks, and UC Berkeley SafeTREC

Transportation for a Strong Town, Charles Marohn

Shasta Living Streets and the Sacramento Valley Section of the California APA Cascade Division recently hosted Charles Marohn for a presentation about his new book Confessions of a Recovering Engineer, Transportation For a Strong Town.”  Ideas presented give strategies for improvements that make a real difference.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  We will soon have an audio recording and short video to share with you.  

Transportation is getting worse.  And costing more. We must do better.  

Join the Community Book Reading to Learn More  

On November 9th Charles Marohn, President and founder of the Strong Towns movement joined us. Charles led a discussion of successful techniques used to build quality of life in Strong Towns that inspire and encourage the work underway in Shasta County towns today.

NEW BOOK
Confessions of a Recovering Engineer,
Transportation For a Strong Town

★ BOOKS AVAILABLE Charles Marohn’s new book is available for purchase at Shasta Living Streets. Purchase online at the link below, or contact us and stop by for purchase. 530.355.2230

  • Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town
  • Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity

JOIN THE COMMUNITY BOOK READING 
We offer another opportunity to join in the community discussion, whether you attended this event or not, we invite you to read Charles’ new book, “Confessions of a Recovering Engineer” and join us in a community book reading. We will host an online conversation soon.

THE NEW BOOK:
CONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING ENGINEER 
Charles Marohn, professional engineer and founder of the Strong Towns movement, lifts the curtain on America’s transportation system in his newest book, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer. In this book tour presentation, Marohn demonstrates how the values of engineers and other transportation professionals are applied in the design process, and how those priorities differ from the values of the general public.

By showing how transportation investments are a means to an end and not an end unto themselves, Marohn reveals how the standard approach to issues like fighting congestion, addressing speeding, and designing intersections only makes transportation problems worse, at great cost in terms of both safety and resources.

By contrast, the Strong Towns approach to transportation focuses on bottom-up techniques for spending less and getting higher returns, all while improving quality of life for residents of a community.

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This is another in a series of community presentations and discussions for building more livable, equitable, prosperous, healthy, and joyful communities in our region.

THANK YOU TO THE MCCONNELL FOUNDATION We are grateful to the McConnell Foundation for generous support to bring Charles Marohn to our community.

Sacramento Valley Section of the California APA

The McConnell Foundation

NorthEast Crossing Trail Opens! #ConnectOurCity

One more piece of our city trail network!
Great news – City of Redding recently completed the bridge and trail section of the Northeast Crossing Trail. Shasta Living Streets was part of the team that helped design and bring the funding for this trail project.

It’s an easy 4.5 mile walk or bike ride from Downtown Redding.

To help you get there, we created a bicycle route map from the Shasta Bike Depot to the new Bridge. 

Help get improvements on Pine St & South Market Thurs Aug 19

BEST FOOT FORWARD
What is a Walkable, Bikeable City
and how do we get one?

Considering:  Pine Street, S Market to Buenaventura, Buenaventura Intersection

You are invited:
Thursday, August 19th   4:00-6:00 p.m.

  • Please join us on Zoom: bit.ly/SouthMarketStreet    
  • Or Toll Free Call:  (669)900-6833
  • Meeting ID:  826 4382 3035

Unable to attend? Send your thoughts our way, we will include them

Comments and thoughts about safety hazards, needs for walking, biking, traffic calming – we will make sure your comments are added.
Send to: Bryson Schreder bschreder@shastalivingstreets.org

Why? This workshop: 

Brings outside expertise to Redding to review current conditions and speak with agency staff and  local business owners about their ideas and concerns specifically regarding the experience of people walking and biking to shop, work, live and play. Interdisciplinary teams will explore solutions for challenge areas.

Shares best practice and practical solutions to improve the experience of visitors, shoppers, employers, employees – people who visit, work, play, live,  and travel using State Route 273 in Downtown and Central Redding.

Improvement ideas will be discussed for Pine Street & South Market to Buenaventura

Engages public input and collective decision-making on ways to improve our city. People are  better able to provide input with an understanding of how alternatives serve their needs.

Provides written recommendations by state experts on public comments and features that can improve the walking and biking experience and reduce collisions and safety concerns for the people businesses want to attract. These can be  used as one more form of input to current design and planning processes.

Workshop Activities

  • Goals of the Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training
  • 3 focus areas: Review of collision data & suggested improvements 
  • Safe System Approach, Strategies to improve safety
  • 3 focus areas: Interdisciplinary teams public comments & discussion
  • Group Report-out of ideas 

Thank you to the Planning Team 

California Walks, UC Berkeley SafeTREC, Shasta Living Streets, Caltrans District 2, City of Redding, Shasta Co Health & Human Services Agency

Workshop conducted by California Walks and UC Berkeley SafeTREC

The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center works to reduce transportation-related injuries and fatalities through research, education, outreach, and community service.

California Walks partners with state agencies, organizations and communities to establish and strengthen policies and practices that support pedestrian safety and healthy, walkable communities.

Previous Best Foot Forward workshops and public input in Redding/Shasta

More information

Anne Thomas athomas@shastalivingstreets.org
Marina Ramirez marina@calwalks.org

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It’s A mile-long parade and party ~ you’re invited!

Celebrate with us! July 15th 7-9PM
Diestelhorst to Downtown Grand Opening

It’s a mile-long parade and party
with a big-band experience + drinks on both ends of the new trail route

and activities at businesses along the way

GREAT MUSIC & DRINKS 2 LOCATIONS

Papa Fez on the Diestelhorst Bridge & Soul Punch at Shasta Living Streets 1313 California St location with funk and soul music.

Drinks include: beer and hard cider – featuring Woody’s new River Trail Ale, and non-alcoholic drinks.

COMMUNITY PARADE ALONG THE ROUTE
WALK, BIKE, RIDE & ROLL

Remember- you are the parade 🤸🏽‍♂️🚶🏽‍♂️🕺🏻🚴🏼‍♂️🏇🏽 so feel free to dress up and decorate your ride, or give your dog a bow to wear.

PARTY 7-10 PM @ Shasta Living Streets

Live band, drinks and celebration at @ Shasta Living Streets continues till 10:00PM. Downtown Redding: 1313 California Street at Shasta Street

LEARN MORE

Anne Wallach Thomas of Shasta Living Streets talks Diestelhorst to Downtown Walking and Biking Trail Grand Opening!

Click here to listen to the podcast

PEOPLE POWER EVERYTHING WE DO

Want to help? Volunteer? Questions or ideas? Contact 530.355.2230 or Send us a message to: communications@shastalivingstreets.org