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Downtown Details — September 2020

08/27/2020 05:51PM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Downtown Details

By The Viva Downtown and Enjoy Teams
September 2020

Complete Streets

With the recent changes in Downtown Redding, you may have seen or heard the term “Complete streets.” What are complete streets? Streets made for everyone! They are designed to operate and enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete streets make it easy to cross a street, walk to shops, and bike to work. They add to the efficiency of bus routes and make it safe for people to cross at intersections.

Many communities are directing their transportation planners and engineers to routinely design and operate the right of way to create more efficient transportation for all users, regardless of the mode of transportation. This means future transportation projects will integrate a better and safer street network for drivers, transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The layout of a complete street is dependent on the road, neighborhood and district. It may include sidewalks, bike lanes, special bus lanes, comfortable and accessible public transportation stops, frequent and safe crossing opportunities, corner bulb-outs, accessible pedestrian signals, curb extensions, narrower travel lanes, roundabouts, etc. The goal is to help develop a more livable Downtown Redding for everyone, not just motorists. In doing so, such streets will improve equity, safety and public health, while reducing transportation costs and traffic woes. For more information on complete streets, visit


Here's the Blakedown
Blake Fisher - Viva Downtown Program Coordinator
We are Downtown Redding: The people who enhance Downtown through their work, dedication, and character. Who are the workers in Downtown Redding? You may see them on a regular basis, others might feel like family, or maybe they’re working behind the scenes. We are Downtown Redding is a new Viva Downtown project that highlights people who work downtown. Every Tuesday and Thursday you can read about one of these workers on Viva’s Instagram and Facebook, where their dedication to customers, community and craft will be showcased.

One of our highlights was on Emily Miranda, Social Media Manager for Enjoy Magazine. She hopes “when people read Enjoy Magazine, they find at least one article on something they didn’t know about. There is more to the area than we think. A lot of people that come to town begin to realize how much the North State has to offer.” Miranda also writes monthly articles on North State nonprofits, which can be read on the next page, after reading Downtown Details!

Stay tuned each Tuesday and Thursday to learn more about our Downtown Workers. 


Downtown Business Spotlight

Vintage Public House

Pictured: Owners Susie, Chloe, Jim, Lucas, Michelle and Danny Leaverton

They are the only craft cocktail bar in town with 32 bottles of wine on tap and a rotating craft beer selection, making them unlike any other bar/restaurant in Redding. As for the food, Vintage Public House’s talented chefs collaborate to create the most delicious plates in town, serving everything from burgers to high-end steaks, fish, and fusion cuisine. Their creativity knows no limits. They also offer an intimate concert venue that showcases the best local musicians and up-and-coming national touring artists. Check out their beautiful patio, where you can spend a perfect evening, enjoying a delicious meal under the stars.

1790 Market St., Redding • (530) 229-9449 •


Downtown Business Spotlight

Pacific West Graphics

Pictured: Owner, Dave Gerard

For more than 20 years they have provided the North State with cutting-edge graphic design and extraordinary offset, digital and wide format printing. Pacific West Graphics also offers mailing services and can provide a professional campaign designed, printed and mailed all in one location to save customers time and money. Their professional graphic designers will help grow your brand with exceptional eye-catching materials for your business. From start to finish, Pacific West Graphics will get you measurable results by using the latest software and high-quality printing equipment to get the job done. 

1455 South St., Redding • (530) 245-0616 •