Arcata is designated as a Bronze-level community due to its high mode share, comprehensive planning efforts, and engineering improvements. Community highlights include:
- Arcata’s comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle master plan, which is reviewed annually by the city’s Traffic Safety Commission and City Council. The plan receives a formal update every five years! The plan includes a goal of 50% of all trips by non-motorized modes.
- Arcata has used a variety of treatments to calm traffic and reduce vehicle speeds, including raised crossings and bulb-outs in the downtown area. The city has also installed roundabouts or traffic circles at ten intersections throughout the city.