That fundamental cornerstone, the crux of the City of Redding’s ability to progress, is at the very least, a single full-time staff person with a focus on getting the human-scaled details of roadway construction and maintenance projects right, work with the community, identify priorities, plan for the future and get the cash to do it.
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Diestelhorst To Downtown
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.
There has been some misinformation being circulated about this project; some businesses have even made decisions based on inaccurate information. The information that is being spread that is wrong is that this project will be done in a matter of months or even later this year. This is in fact, is very untrue; this project will not break ground until at least 2019.
So now that it looks like the City will have the funding to connect the River Trail to California Street with an urban trail and the Downtown Transportation Plan is winding up, its now a good time to think about completing the connection to Downtown and river trail access and what that might look like? Where the Diestelhorst to Downtown project ends at California Street, it is a quite block an easy to cross block that would be a perfect place to put some rapid flashing beacons and have the Urban Trail cross California Street and continue all the way down the left side (eastside) of California, physical protected from the cars, making it truly a facility that an 12 year old would feel comfortable riding on.
If you can get to the River Trail you should be able to get downtown.
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This is about the freedom to choose how to move safely through our community. Diestelhorst to Downtown is about connecting the miles of River Trail and our neighborhoods along it with downtown. If you have ever tried to get downtown walking or biking you know what I am talking about. This project will bring the River Trail experience all the way to California street.