The City of Redding is applying for several million dollars for three (!) Active Transportation Program projects. The grant is VERY competitive, and every letter of support helps! If the City is selected for funding construction would likely be around 2020-2022 timeframe, and will spend the next several years refining the design to get to construction.
Program goals for capital projects include promoting an increase in active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking, increase safety and mobility of non-motorized users, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance public health, including reduction of childhood obesity, ensure that disadvantaged communities fully share in the benefits of the program, and benefit many types of active transportation users.
For these grants your support matter! So, check out the projects & concept designs below and sign your name!
Bechelli Lane & Loma Vista Active Transportation Corridor Improvements
Construction of a mix of buffered bike lanes, green lane markings, enhanced intersection bicycle approaches, complete sidewalk gaps, accessible curb ramps, enhanced crossings with rapid flashing beacons, pedestrian refuge islands, pedestrian safety amenities including street lighting, and functional landscaping including shade trees. Project will also benefit students going Lassen View Elementary, Rother Elementary, Parsons Jr High and Enterprise HS.
Trinity to Continental Separated Bikeway & Pedestrian Improvements
The project is planned to be a two-way Class IV separated bikeway with green lane markings, signal modifications for bicyclists and neighborhood pedestrian safety amenities such as curb extensions and crosswalks, and street lighting. This project connects to the ATP Cycle 2 funded Diestelhorst to Downtown Non-Motorized Improvement Project. The project will also benefit students at Cypress Elementary and Sequoia Middle School.
West Street Neighborhood School Safety Improvements
The project proposes to fill in sidewalk gaps, construct enhanced crossings, curb extensions, rapid flashing beacons, street lighting, bike facilities such as buffered bike lanes, bike lanes and sharrows as appropriate on West Street, 11th Street, 10th Street, 9th Street and 8th Street on approaches to the West Street neighborhood schools north of Eureka Way. A sidewalk gap on Magnolia south of Eureka Way will be completed with the project. Project will also benefit Shasta High, UPrep and Pioneer HS.