City of Arcata Hosting Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Workshop August 29th

This is a press release from the City of Arcata:

Arcata, CA – The City of Arcata is hosting a workshop in partnership with UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) and California Walks to help improve pedestrian and bicycle safety for community members in the Valley West neighborhood.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to work with members of the community to help identify priorities and suggestions on how to make walking and biking safer for all including seniors, youth, parents and individuals with disabilities. All suggestions will be shared with staff from the City of Arcata.

The workshop is free and will take place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29 at the Red Roof Inn, located at 4975 Valley West Boulevard in Arcata.

Dinner will be provided to all participants in addition to English to Spanish interpretation and childcare. Workshop attendees are asked to wear comfortable shoes, as a community walk will be a part of the event for those able to participate.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

To register for the workshop online, visit or call or text 714-742-0741.


One comment

  • EPD needs one of these. For themselves. They allow bikes hurtling down sidewalks all over town. Wasn’t there a law passed about this a few years back? Yet bicycle riders race along sidewalks at the pedestrian’s peril, blow through stop signs, and on and on. No cops in sight. Laws don’t exist without enforcement. These (mostly) GMOB’s need to be taught to BEHAVE.

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