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City Planning Improvements Between Diestelhorst Bridge and Downtown

The public is invited to comment on the proposed non-motorized improvement project between the Sacramento River Trail (near the Diestelhorst Bridge) and the core area of downtown Redding (California Street)on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Caldwell Recreation Center, 56 Quartz Hill Road, Redding CA.

Though primarily focused on pedestrian safety, the project will include the following:

  • Paved connection to the existing Sacramento River Trail System
  • Pedestrian lighting along all trails and routes
  • Completion of sidewalk gaps along Center and Division Streets
  • Partial or complete closure of Riverside Drive to accommodate a cycle track and pedestrian path
  • Pavement striping to define bike lane buffers, parking and crosswalks
  • Installation of warning beacons, signs and a refuge island for pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Court Street.

From Shasta Living Streets:

We Choose a World Class Trail
City of Redding is presenting two options to the community

“The preferred and only effective option creates safety and a world class trail for people walking and riding bikes into downtown Redding.  By closing a small section of Riverside Drive to cars, between Court Street and under the train trestle, the city will build a high-quality, multi-use path from the Diestlehorst Bridge, up Riverside, along Center and to Division at California.  This will build a world class trail into downtown that will entice and encourage people of all ages and ability to use it regularly.”

“This world class trail will support the many businesses and significant investments in Turtle Bay and Downtown Redding, and will create the excellence in active living that we all want to see for Redding and Shasta County.”

“This trail will:

  • Make downtown businesses and attractions bikeable destinations
  • Bring valuable foot-traffic to our businesses
  • Help create the vibrant downtown that we all want to see
  • Create convenient, connected routes to help individuals and families enjoy active living in their daily lives, support healthy lifestyles, and reduce levels of disease in our region
  • Align to improvements planned in the longer term for Downtown Redding, including those in the recent Downtown Specific Plan Update
  • Be an essential part of the Redding Cultural District
  • Help reduce chronic speeding and cut-through traffic in a residential neighborhood
  • Improve quality of life of current and future downtown residents by creating safe and accessible active spaces and connectivity”

“The other option offers a one-way auto lane + narrow painted buffer + narrow bike/walk lane.  The road space under the train trestle is very limited, so this option would create an uncomfortably narrow bike/walk lane next to a lane of traffic.  This is a compromised design that sacrifices space for people biking and walking in favor of motorists using the route as an illicit shortcut, and will not be used by the people who need it the most.”

Questions?  Contact Anne at athomas@shastalivingstreets.org