City seeks input on Downtown Redding Transportation Plan

Mar 24, 2015 6:58 PM by Charlene Cheng

Downtown Redding is one of the most traversed parts of the city, but it's not the most accessible area.

"What may be improved is, from the Diestelhorst Bridge area, Riverside to Center Street into downtown on your bicycle, right now is doable but it would be improved, and then we're also looking at some connections from downtown to the Sundial Bridge area," said planner Zach Bonnin.

The city is working on a transportation plan to improve some of the issues that commuters run into.

If you've spent any time downtown, you would know that getting around once you're there isn't always easy.

"There's a large part of this transportation plan that's going to discuss parking. Where it should be located, and how you're going to get from the parking spots to the retail establishments that you would like to get to, in a safe and effective manner," Bonnin said.

One of the potential improvements that will be discussed is re-opening the streets that were shut down when the Market Street Promenade opened.

"If there's a majority of people that think streets should go through, we should do that, if a majority of people think it should be turned into a big plaza, then we should do that," said Viva Downtown Redding director John Truitt.

He adds that attendance at Wednesday night's public workshop will be key to achieving a community that residents want.

"This is the beginning of a plan. The process is going to take awhile. I think it's important to get as many people involved as possible, here's what's going on, hear what people think," Truitt said.

If you'd like to learn more, Wednesday night's meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Atrium at the Market Street Promenade.


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