Shasta Living Streets builds prosperous communities by creating better bikeways and trails, walkable cities and vibrant public places ~ where active living excellence brings a strong and secure economy and enables all people in our region to lead healthy and joyful lives.
We imagine Downtown Redding as the center hub of a connected city and region. It’s a people-friendly, walkable, bikeable district with vibrant public places. Downtown is linked to nearby walkable districts by transit-oriented and trail-oriented development.
This is a cross between traditional small-town America
and a modern, progressive thinking city.
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 – they discover the ease and joy of active living, and our community becomes healthier, happier, and more prosperous.
Challenges we face with no transportation choice
In our region, the high cost and lack of transportation choice destabilizes families, leads to poor health, and drives talented young people and retired couples to seek another place to live and play. Leaving our families stressed, our businesses without the employees they need, and our children at risk.
Today 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.