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Shasta Living Streets members have big hopes for this region. Our vision for Shasta County recognizes that one of our greatest public assets is the interconnected network of streets and public places that binds our homes, schools, businesses and parks. We believe that when we build superior facilities for better bikeways and walkable cities and couple that with our existing world-class recreational attractions - we will ensure our region excels as a place for families and businesses to thrive and as a destination for tourists.
Shasta Living Streets will inspire, engage and partner with community members and leaders to build Better Bikeways and Trails, Walkable Cities and vibrant public places and make daily bicycling and walking convenient, reliable and fun.
Thus building a community that offers everyone ages 8-80 a thriving regional economy, healthy local business, strong families, improved fitness, greater community interaction, less civic cost, less pollution, better living, and more joy.
Knowledge * Involvement * Enjoyment
We want facilities that allow people of all ages and abilities to make convenient and reliable, daily trips walking and bicycling.We hope to see access to quiet, low-speed residential streets, a bicycling network with protected bike lanes on busy streets and sophisticated intersection controls, and off-street pathways, greenways and trails - all to connect people to where they want to go. We want everyone to enjoy walkable, bicycle-friendly business districts and see that all children can walk or bike to school.
How do we do this?
We work to strengthen public understanding and develop a vision. - To Shift perceptions about walking and biking, about how our streets serve the community and what transportation and public spaces can be.
We work to identify opportunities and provide members and partners with information about ideas and projects and specific ways they can contribute and help.
On behalf of our members, we attend agency meetings and respond to partner initiatives.
We develop products and services to help build active living excellence in our community, which includes things like the Bicycle Friendly Hotel program.
And importantly, we host events so people can experience the vision, because sometimes we can’t visualize change until we experience it ourselves.
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