What’s Your Vision for “Mobility on Demand” In Humboldt?

The Collector

November 30, 2018

Special Meeting Next Week to Plan for On-Demand Mobility in Humboldt
The Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday morning to begin the process of envisioning “mobility on demand” in Humboldt County. Do you want to see more bike-sharing, or maybe a pedicab app? How about a “public Uber” option? Expanded dial-a-ride services? The possibilities are endless. Come out and have your say.

Transportation Commission to Consider Local Safety Projects
The California Transportation Commission’s agenda next week includes funding allocations for safety projects on Highway 199 (high-friction surface treatments, signs, rumble strips and guard rails near Gasquet) and Highway 299 (shoulder widening near Willow Creek).

Will New Eureka Fast Food Development Decrease Safety for Pedestrians?
In light of the Eureka City Council’s recent approval of $450,000 for a traffic light to serve a new fast food development on Broadway, we thought this study showing that these types of land uses are associated with more pedestrian collisions was particularly timely.

Richardson Grove Back in Federal Court
One of the lawsuits against the highway-widening project through the beloved State Park got another hearing this week.

Local Rail Proponents Get Luke-Warm Support from State
Basically, the Governor’s office and Caltrans said rail is a great idea – if it works for your area. Hmmm.

Sidewalk Obstruction of the Week
Sidewalk construction should provide safe detours for pedestrians. This one doesn’t. Send your pictures of bike lane or sidewalk obstructions to colin@transportationpriorities.org.

State Climate Progress Stymied by More Driving
The first official progress report on so-called Sustainable Communities Strategies, which are plans to reduce driving that large metro areas in California have been required to adopt for a number of years, shows that there’s a marked lack of follow-through. Californians are driving more, and that threatens all of our other efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

San Francisco May Remove All Minimum Parking Requirements
Because minimum parking requirements are bad urban policy!

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 colin@transportationpriorities.org.