Humboldt Bay Trail North Project Receives ASCE San Francisco Section’s Outstanding Bikeways and Trail Project of the Year Award
This is a press release from the City of Arcata:
Arcata, CA –The City of Arcata and City of Eureka were recently honored to receive the American Society of Civil Engineers San Francisco Section’s Outstanding Bikeways and Trails Project of the Year Award. Both cities were recognized for their combined efforts on the Arcata Humboldt Bay Trail North project and the Eureka Waterfront Trail Phases B & C construction projects.
The Humboldt Bay Trail-North (HBTN) project involved the construction, operation, and maintenance of approximately 3 miles of a multi-use trail that runs from Samoa Boulevard in Arcata to the Highway 101 Bracut intersection. The HBTN project now provides greater community access for the enjoyment of coastal resources by providing access for nature study, wildlife viewing, and coastal access to Humboldt Bay and the adjacent Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
The Humboldt Bay Trail is the backbone of Humboldt County’s envisioned regional trail system, linking the cities of Arcata and Eureka. The project is intended to divert bicycle and pedestrian traffic away from Highway 101, State Route 255 and Old Arcata Road onto a regionally-desired multimodal trail, in addition to promoting the enjoyment of coastal resources. The entirety of Arcata’s portion of this project is a 4.5-mile-long Class I, ADA-accessible trail that will provide a safe pedestrian route between northern Arcata and Eureka.
The City of Eureka completed their Eureka Water Front Trail Phases B & C in 2017, and the County of Humboldt is currently working on the design of Humboldt Bay Trail South, which will connect the HBTN and Eureka Waterfront Trail. Eventually, these trails will become part of the California Coastal Trail.
For more information on the City of Arcata’s trail projects visit www.cityofarcata.org.