Proposal Submitted with Goal of Bringing $1M for Bikeshare in Downtown Redding

 In Community Vitality

On October 20th, The McConnell Foundation submitted a proposal in conjunction with Shasta Living Streets and Alta Planning & Design, with the hope of securing an additional $1 million for bikeshare in downtown Redding.

Take 2 minutes to watch this Faires Wheel Films video to see what it’s all about!:

To those who…

…have built toward the vision of active transportation & a vibrant downtown for years, and created the conditions that have made this step possible

…reviewed the bikeshare business plan as it has come into sharper focus during the last 6+ months

…designed and are constructing the Bell Plaza project where the Bike Depot & bike-friendly café will be housed

…wrote letters of support for bikeshare as part of the application

…connected the team with our bikeshare focus group participants, offered childcare & ASL interpretation for them…


Fingers crossed—now we wait. No matter what happens as an outcome of the application, we are one step closer to a strong bikeshare program here in our community. Here is a bit more about the program:

Per Clean Mobility Options: “The Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO) provides voucher-based funding for zero-emission carsharing, carpooling/vanpooling, bikesharing/scooter-sharing, innovative transit services, and ride-on-demand services in California’s historically underserved communities. The program has $20 million available in 2020.

CMO is funded by California Climate Investments (CCI), a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment—particularly in underserved communities.

This program is administered by CALSTART and Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) in partnership with GRID Alternatives and the Local Government Commission. The program aims to improve underserved communities’ access to clean mobility options that are safe, reliable, convenient, and affordable, by creating a streamlined application process for communities to apply for funding. The program also seeks to further mobility equity, improve local air quality, increase zero-emission vehicle adoption, reduce vehicle miles traveled, and advance workforce development in clean transportation.

CMO builds on previous mobility equity pilot projects funded by CCI, including Our Community Car Share SacramentoAgricultural Worker VanpoolsValley Air ZEV MobilityLift Line Paratransit Dial-a-Drive Electric Vehicle Transition ProgramCar Sharing and Mobility Hubs in Affordable Housing Pilot Project, and Ecosystem of Shared Mobility.”

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