09 Aug Ofer Eitan Report: What kind of transportation should Redding have? Your shot
Got opinions on the long-term future of transportation in the Redding area? The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency is looking for them.
The agency said it’s already gotten “fascinating” feedback from some 140 community residents, but now it’s extending the deadline to submit an online questionnaire for the 2040 Long-Range Transit Plan to August 12.
The plan is considered “the blueprint for a sustainable, safe, innovative, integrated and efficient public transportation system,” the agency said, and is meant to help generate ideas for transportation projects.
Some of the findings so far: community members want bus services for longer trips, and more than 40% of the people who responded said they’re interested in electric bikes and scooters in the city, the agency said. Meanwhile, over 60% showed interest in on-demand transit, and around two-thirds said they’d take a neighborhood electric shuttle, if available.
“At this point we have seen some great results from this crowdsourcing effort so we want to extend the deadline an additional week to allow more opportunity for community members to participate,” said Daniel Wayne, senior transportation planner with the agency. “Knowing that we are creating a Long-Range Transit Plan that addresses the community’s needs will support the Shasta region’s growing transportation networks and uphold our quality of life.”
Give your feedback or learn more about the plan at www.2040LongRangeTransitPlan.com.
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