Redding Ranked Dangerous for Bicyclists

the city of Redding has been ranked as one of the most dangerous cities for bicyclists in California.

Posted: Sep 26, 2018 7:20 PM
Updated: Sep 27, 2018 10:58 AM

REDDING, Calif - The Wall Street Journal has just released a new report showing Redding as the most dangerous city for bicyclists in California.

"This is something we know," said executive director of Shasta Living Streets Anne Wallach Thomas. "The good news is we are working to change it." 

So we reached out to Shasta Living Streets, a local organization dedicated to building better bikeways and trails to see what they were doing to fix this.

"We are all working to change this quickly things like major connector routes that are separated from traffic so the key is to get people walking and biking out of the way of traffic," Thomas said.

They add that the organization is currently working with state officials to create better pathways, including bike lanes and clearer divisions, a move that cyclists we spoke with say has been needed for a while.

"Stay on smaller roads maybe might be a little bit out of our way but its much safer," said bicyclist Robert Ward. 

However, this will take a few years. So in the meantime, she does give some advice to stay safe.

"Just keep your eyes on cars make sure they see you," Thomas said. "Wear bright colors." 

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