The Transportation Issue We Should All Be Talking About

The Collector

October 5, 2018

Could This Obscure Showdown Shape Eureka’s Future?
Don’t miss this important new post from CRTP about the transportation issue we should all be talking about – but almost no one is!

Sidewalk & Bike Lane Obstruction of the Week
This week, we encountered trash and recycling bins blocking a sidewalk, only feet away from bins blocking the bike lane! But wait, you say – where should people put their bins if not on the sidewalk or in the bike lane? Therein lies the problem of local governments declaring shoulders to be bike lanes, but still treating them like shoulders. It’s a perfect example of the need for infrastructure that is actually designed for bikes and pedestrians, rather than accommodating them as an afterthought. (It’s also worth pointing out that no one would ever stand for trash and recycling bins being left blocking the car lanes.) Send your photos of bike lane or sidewalk obstructions to


Great Redwood Trail Bill Signed by Governor
Trail advocates have something to celebrate this week. But now the real work begins – figuring out how to turn more than 300 miles of deteriorating railroad right-of-way into a world-class trail system.

Arcata City Council Comes Out Against Prop 6
Add Arcata to the long list of local governments and public-interest organizations (including CRTP) opposing the onerous Prop 6.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentive Program Coming to Humboldt
Although it’s not yet listed on their website, the “CALeVIP” program will move into Humboldt County in April 2019, providing rebates of up to 75% for businesses and local agencies installing EV charging stations. California Energy Commission staff held a workshop in Eureka this Monday to review the program and answer questions. In other local EV news, HSU’s Sustainable Futures Speaker Series will host a panel discussion on Zero Emission Vehicles in California next Thursday.

“Bike the Vote”
The California Bicycle Coalition releases its general election endorsements.

The Collector is CRTP’s weekly transportation news roundup, published every Friday. We focus on North Coast news, but we also include relevant state, national and international transportation news – plus other items that we just find kind of interesting! To submit items for consideration, email