Walking & Biking

  1. What The City Is Doing
  2. Bikes on Buses
  3. Bicycle Safety
  4. Bicycle Theft

Community Vision

The City of Arcata continues to work towards creating a friendly place for pedestrians and bicyclists to live, work, play, and visit. The City also recognizes the benefits of walking and bicycling as an alternative mode of transportation resulting in reduced carbon emissions and increased health benefits for all members of our community. 

According to the 2000 Census, an estimated 20% of trips in Arcata are done on foot or bike. Although this percentage is high, city residents and the City believe Arcata is capable of raising these trips to 50% by the year 2020.

Bike Trails and Lanes

The City of Arcata provides a network of on-street and off-street bikeways to encourage alternate modes of transportation for both commuting and recreational purposes. The City's Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (2010) illustrates the network of existing and proposed shared-use paths, pedestrian trails, and bikeways. 

The Natural Resources Services Division of the Redwood Community Action Agency recently developed a new bike map for the Humboldt Bay Area. The map details bike routes, services, and points of interest throughout the Humboldt Bay Area. You can view an online version of the map by clicking here.

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