Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Collector

September 28, 2018

Sidewalk Obstruction of the Week
Actually this one isn’t so much an obstruction as just an end to the sidewalk in downtown Arcata. This lot is a small mobile home park, and clearly substantial driveways are needed on this lot to allow mobile homes and RVs to enter and exit. But it’s just unacceptable to have no sidewalk whatsoever in a dense downtown area like this. Send your photos of bike lane or sidewalk obstructions to colin@transportationpriorities.org.

Eureka Planning Commission Recommends General Plan Approval
The Commission’s deliberations took place over the course of two meetings last week, but they eventually recommended that City Council adopt the new General Plan without very many substantial changes. CRTP generally supports the new General Plan, but has a few reservations. You can read our comments here.

RCEA Hosts Local EV Infrastructure Workshop
The meeting will be on Monday, October 1, at 11:30 am at RCEA’s Eureka offices. Or you can attend online via the link above.

Brown Signs Speed Limit Bill
AB 2363, substantially watered down from its original version, might still eventually result in some changes to California’s crazy and counterproductive method of setting speed limits.

Sacramento Bee Joins the Chorus Against Prop 6
They know everybody likes to pick on Caltrans – often with good reason – but argue that’s not a good enough justification to repeal the gas tax. We have to agree. On a related note, our friends over at TransForm have released their November 2018 voter guide (which of course also calls for a no vote on Prop 6).

Meanwhile, Prop 6 Backers Introduce Another Ballot Measure for 2020
Yup, they’re already looking for ways to even further cripple responsible transportation funding in the future. Oh, and kill high-speed rail, of course.

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.