The City of Mt. Shasta is preparing a mobility plan called Walk Bike Ride Mt. Shasta. Through this effort, the City will develop strategies and transportation improvements to foster a vibrant, sustainable community with accessible connections between businesses, neighborhoods, schools, and our surrounding natural environment.
How can streets be made safer? How can we make it easier for more people to walk, bike, or ride the bus to get where they need to go? How can our transportation system support local businesses, be resilient to climate change and adapt to changing technology?
We will need your help to create Walk Bike Ride Mt. Shasta.
Congratulations to our raffle prize winners!
The following raffle prize winners completed our survey or attend a project event. Thank you to our prize donors.
2021/2022 Season Pass
to Mt. Shasta Nordic Center
winner: Nicole E.
Christopher K. wins
$100 Gift Card, Gray Beanie Hat, and Pint Glass
Bruce L. wins
Coleman Excursion 30 Quart Cooler and Two Outpost Breeze Chairs (Value $130)
Philip E. wins
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Atlas, Pacific Crest Trail Hydroflask (20 oz), and $25 Gift Card (Value $100)
Katy O. wins
Native Grounds Nursery
$50 Gift Card
Kelly S. wins
Alua Kombucha Glass Quart Growler and $25 Gift Card (Value $30)
Marian G. wins
LEGO City Sets Town Center and Shopping Center (Value $180)
Cindy D. wins
Berryvale Café and Grocery
$50 Gift Card
We will be working on this study from March 2021 through September 2022. Please check back here to learn more about events and opportunities to get involved throughout the process.
Plaintext description of timeline follows.
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Spring to Fall: Listen and Learn – Information Gathering + Outreach
*Late Spring: Community Workshop #1
Fall to Winter: Build Consensus – Develop Recommendations
Winter to Summer: Refine – Develop Recommendations
*Winter: Community Workshop #2
*Late Spring: Community Workshop #3
Summer to Fall: Review – City Council Review and Consideration
Virtual Open House
The City will host three virtual open houses over the course of the study to collect your feedback. Our first open house is now closed. See what we heard below. Stay tuned for future open houses.
What we Heard: Summer 2021
During Summer 2021, the Walk Bike Ride Mt. Shasta Mobility Study project team connected with community members virtually and in-person to learn more about mobility needs of Mt. Shasta’s residents, commuters, and visitors. We circulated on online survey and interactive online map, held focus groups, tabled at the farmers market and grocery stores, and hosted a community workshop. Overall, we heard enthusiastic interest for improvements to walking and biking infrastructure, increased availability of transit, connections to businesses, schools, and recreation destinations such as Lake Siskiyou, new signage to help visitors and locals get where they are going.
Reasons for walking and biking
71% of participants indicated that they walk for shopping and errands, the most popular response along with for health (71%) and recreation (64%). Only 12% of participants walk as part of their trip to work or school. A strong majority of participants bike for health and recreation purposes, both on paved roads and mountain bike trails. 42% of participants indicated they bike for shopping and errands.
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What would get people to walk and bike more in Mt. Shasta?
When asked what would be required for them to walk more, participants most frequently cited more sidewalks (40%) and cleared sidewalks after snowstorms (44%) while what would be required for them to use bikeways more, included: more bikeways (63% selected), connections between existing bikeways (61%), and more separation from cars (64%).
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Community Mobility Priorities
The top mobility priority, identified by 63% of participants, is to provide better options for walking and biking along roadways. Participants supported sustainable transportation options and improving safety for all modes of transportation. Given the opportunity to allocate funding, participants on average spent about half of their dollars on supporting walking and biking infrastructure, both on paved surfaces and via the trail network.
Interactive Public Input Map Results
The following public input maps reflect the results of the online public input map circulated through the virtual open house from June- August 2021. Participants plotted points to illustrate important destinations and drew routes they use for walking and biking. Click each thumbnail map to view the full-size version.
Map 1 illustrates common destinations within the Study Area, selected by survey participants. The core downtown area stands out, as well as the shopping complex around Rays Grocery Store, Lake Siskiyou, schools, the library, Sisson Meadow Park, and Shastice Park.
Map 2 illustrates survey participants’ top biking routes that they currently use including: Lake St, Rockefeller Dr, Mt. Shasta Blvd, Everett Memorial Highway, Lassen Ln, Old Stage Rd, and Ream.
Map 3 portrays desired locations for bike improvements. The intersection of WA Barr Rd and W Ream stands out, as well as the intersection of Ream and Mt Shasta Blvd, and Washington Dr.
Map 4 shows currently used routes for walking and rolling (mobility devices), generally clustered in downtown Mt. Shasta.
Map 5 illustrates locations that need improvement. Mt. Shasta Blvd is the backbone of the most common walking routes in town, as well as the location of many requested improvements. The intersection of Chestnut and Alma is highlighted as an area that needs improvement.
Thank you for visiting the Walk Bike Ride Mt. Shasta website. If you would like to ask a question, provide comments, or join our mailing list for upcoming events, please fill out the form below. We can also be reached by voicemail at 530-230-3220, and by email at info@WalkBikeRideMtShasta.com.
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Generous funding for the Walk Bike Ride Mt. Shasta Mobility Plan is provided by the Caltrans Sustainable Communities Planning Grant Program.
The following organizations are providing input into the plan:
- Siskiyou County Local Transportation Commission
- Mt. Shasta Trails Association
- Mt. Shasta Parks and Recreation District
- District 2 County Supervisor
- Siskiyou Land Trust
- Hesseldenz Design
- Mt. Shasta Mountain Bike Association
- National Forest Service - Shasta Trinity National Forest
- STAGE Bus Service/Lake Siskiyou Flood Control District
- Mt. Shatsa Rotary Club
- Siskiyou County Community Development Department
- Mercy Medical Center/Dignity Health