Arcata, CA

Level: bronze
Population: 18,000
Population Density: 1,567/sq. mi.
Contact: Doby Class
707.825.2170
pubworks@cityofarcata.org

Community Highlights

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 downto