Local Road Safety Plan

Project Summary

The City of Arcata and Redwood Community Action Agency are working together to improve the safety of our city’s streets by creating a Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP). An LRSP is a data-driven safety plan that will utilize input from the public, collision data, and risk factors to identify road safety concerns and develop roadway improvements. The Project Team will use education, engineering, enforcement, emergency medical services, and equity to make Arcata safer for motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other non-motorized travelers. To achieve these goals, we need help from you to identify unique safety needs in Arcata! This is an excellent opportunity to share safety concerns and ideas to foster solutions to improve quality of life, safe routes to school, and mobility for all modes of transportation.

As part of the public outreach efforts, a survey is provided below to help the project team gauge problematic or unsafe areas within Arcata and identify potential improvements. We are also encouraging use of StreetStory, an interactive online mapping tool, to highlight areas where road safety can be improved. StreetStory is easy to use and helps public agencies understand local needs.

Click on the button below to go directly to StreetStoryStreetStory Button-2 Opens in new windowYour Input is Appreciated!

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¡Su aporte es apreciado!

Project Timeline

Note: This webpage will be updated regularly. Please be sure to check back!

August - October 2022

  • Online survey conducted  - survey now closed
  • Community outreach tabling events - Carlson Park Bike Rodeo, North Country Fair, Sustainable Transportation Fair
  • Outreach to Spanish-speaking families through local parent groups 
  • Convenings of the Stakeholder Working Group, a group of residents and community members who are advising the project team on this project 

November - December 2022

  • Community Workshop at the D Street Neighborhood Center
  • Creation of Arcata Local Road Safety Plan draft document based on collision data, community input, and best practices for road safety

January-March 2023

  • Final convening of the Stakeholder Working Group 
  • Presentation of the LRSP draft to the Arcata Transportation Safety Committee for input 
  • Presentation of the LRSP final draft to the Arcata City Council 

Arcata Local Road Safety Survey

This survey will be used by the City of Arcata for public input on roadway safety and transportation concerns, to collect data to aid in determining safety risk factors for the LRSP, and to help guide the City in prioritizing future transportation projects. This will help us foster solutions to improve quality of life, safe routes to school, and mobility for all modes of transportation. Thank you for your participation!

Take the Safety Survey

Realice la Encuesta de Seguridad en Español

Project Activities

Stakeholder Working Group Meetings
Public Meetings, Events & Workshops
Kick-off Meeting 
  • Introduction to the Project
  • Develop Vision, Mission & Goals
  • Data Sources & Existing Conditions
  • Public Outreach Concepts
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 4:30-6pm, via zoom

Rodeo de Bicicletas
Domingo, 28 Agosto, 2022, 12-4pm
  • Parque Carlson En Valley West
Bike Rodeo
Sunday, August 28, 2022, 12-4pm
  • Carlson Park in Valley West
City Press Release
See event phots below
Second SWG Meeting 
  • Review Draft Vision, Mission & Goals
  • Review Public Survey and Project Webpage
  • Review Preliminary Analysis of Existing Data and Conditions
  • Present Outreach Plan
Thursday, August 11, 2022, 5:30-7pm, via zoom

Meeting Summary

North Country Fair
  • Tabling Event

Sunday, September 18th, in the afternoon

Third SWG Meeting
  • Overview of outreach events  
  • Review data from outreach events
  • Review data from Survey & Street Story 
  • Preliminary Emphasis Area discussion

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 5-6:30pm, via zoom

Sustainable Transportation Fair 
  • at Cal Poly Humboldt
  • Tabling Event
Tuesday, October 4th, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Community Workshop
  • at the Arcata D St Neighborhood Center
  • In-person public event

Wednesday, November 2nd, 5:30-7pm

Community Workshop Flyer

Evento Comunitario

Public Workshop and Event Photos

Bike Rodeo

Rodeo Tabling

Rodeo Pic

Community Workshop

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Thank You For Your Participation!