I don't know about you but the thing I hate the most about bike lanes is that they disappear are inconsistent and often just end leaving you a bunch of non ideal options. Buenaventura is one of the worst, heading up you start off in a comfortable bike lane but at the top of the climb you lose it at the worst possible place, right next to a turn lane, it's ugly and the downhill isn't much better.

Luckily thats all getting changed, full and complete bike lanes the whole way!

See more below from the City of Redding.

....The project spans from Placer to Lakeside and will include a completion of the sidewalk on the east side of the road, improvements to the lane configuration for safety as well as bike lanes in both directions, where feasible painted buffers will be created between the bike lane and vehicular travel lane.

Please plan your trips accordingly.

Project is anticipated to be complete by the end of September.

Construction of a sidewalk on the east side of Buenaventura Blvd from Rosita Drive to Cal Ore Drive. In addition to new sidewalk the storm drain system will be upgraded, street lights will be installed and Buenaventura Blvd. from Placer treet to Lakeside Drive will be resurfaced and restriped.

Project construction will start on July 13, 2015, and is expected to be completed by September 22,2015. The work will take place during the day between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. During the work hours Buenaventura Blvd. between Placer Street and Lakeside Drive will be subject to lane or shoulder closures with traffic control. The City of Redding wishes to advise all motorists to drive with caution when approaching this area or avoid them if possible...
— -City of Redding

Next project; Old Alturas from the Churn Creek Bridge to Shasta View!