ABOUT

Vision

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.

Mission   

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.

Awards & Recognition

Local Vision Award 2020 American Planning Association, Sacramento Valley Section 
“Recognizing that building great communities requires new and creative approaches that go beyond our traditional ideas of planning.  Awardees challenge the members of their communities to think differently about the everyday decisions they make.”

Women of Achievement for Community Service Award 2020
American Association of University Women, Redding

Caltrans Releases Parklet Permit Guidance 2019
There has been only one parklet on a state highway–one official one, that is–in California, and our parklet demonstration in in Redding is why this guidance now exists.  City of Redding also now has parklet guidance.

California Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Grant Award, 2018
Redding Block 7 Project (highest score in the category):  City of Redding, K2 Land & Investments and The McConnell Foundation, with participation from the Community Revitalization & Development Corporation. Shasta Living Streets provided input and thought leadership into the application and is the designated Program Operator for 2 of 3 programs (Bike Depot & bike/walk encouragement programs, Redding Bikeshare) as part of the application.

Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Award 2017
Innovative safety design for people cycling on state highways. Now used by others.

Redding Chamber of Commerce Hall of Excellence  2017  Recognized: Service to the community

Caltrans Smart Mobility Learning Network, w Caltrans D2 2016
Requested to present our work together: California Street rightsizing project, Parklet demonstration, and 2-way protected bike lane.  The only site-project in the best-practice series.

California Streetsblog Streetsie Award 2015 
Local Advocacy with the Biggest Statewide Significance 

California Walks Advocacy Leadership Award 2015
Exceptional results for More Livable Main Streets that charts a realizable vision for walkability for California’s non-coastal communities

First Parklet in California on a Downtown State Highway 2015

Feature article Caltrans HQ Magazine, Mile-Marker 2015
Redding California: New Road Diet Improves Downtown Business

Best Caltrans District Decision – California Street Road Diet
California Bicycle Coalition, All of the Best of 2014

Shasta Public Health Advisory Board Award 2014, 2012  Leveraging local assets to improve health

Our History

Established in 2010 by a handful of enthusiasts, Shasta Living Streets has grown considerably, innovated new programs and services, helped shift public and agency vision and direction, and supported projects that have brought more funding, better policy, and breakthrough change to our community.

The organization now consists of three part-time staff, 250 paid member-donors, engaged businesses, many volunteers, and thousands of event and social media participants.

State, National, International Partners

Close working partnerships help us bring  improved policy, more funding, and talented expertise to local efforts.

California Bicycle Coalition
California Walks
American Trails
Network Member of Open Street programs worldwide

Nonprofit

Donations to Shasta Living Streets are fully tax deductible.   Our fiscal sponsor ensuring compliance with tax law is the California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund.  

Address

1313 California Street, Redding, CA  96001
530.355.2230

Key Contacts

Anne Wallach Thomas, Executive Director
(530)355-2230
athomas@shastalivingstreets.org

Yes – You can help!  

We invite you to join us. Shasta Living Streets powerfully contributes to local prosperity by building true excellence in active living with 21st Century amenities and services, and ongoing public involvement.

Join or renew today!