Eureka Transportation Safety Summit

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Funding Organizations: 
Senior Action Coalition
Community donations
Cooperating Agencies: 
Senior Action Coalition
Humboldt Area Foundation Grassroots Grant Program

NRS staff facilitated the 2014 Eureka Transportation Safety Summit at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center on Thursday March 20, 2014. The event was hosted by the Senior Action Coalition who received a grassroots grant from the Humboldt Area Foundation to identify strategies for collision reduction and improving opportunities for safe crossings along Highway 101 in Eureka. The Summit offered the opportunity for collaboration between businesses, community groups, government agencies, and organizations that want to enhance the experiences of community members and visitors with local businesses by creating safer streets for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Participants examined transportation safety concerns on Broadway, 4th and 5th Streets and in small group breakout sessions, discussed potential infrastructure, educational, and enforcement strategies to improve connectivity on Highway 101 in Eureka. Attended by the Eureka Chamber of Commerce, Humboldt Transit Authority, California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, County Public Health, local businesses, Eureka City Engineering staff, Eureka Police Department, Eureka City Council members Chet Albin and Marian Brady and County Supervisor Virginia Bass, the event offered a unique opportunity to take ownership of creative solutions and move forward towards solutions collaboratively.