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City Council Supports Eureka Waterfront Trail

The Eureka City Council voted 4-1 to reallocate the funding from the defunct Waterfront Drive Extension to developing a trail from Del Norte Street to Truesdale along the Eureka Waterfront.

The trail will connect to the 1.4 miles segment of waterfront trail (the Hiksari Trail) from Truesdale Street to the Herrick Avenue Park and Ride that RCAA began work on Tuesday.

Councilman Lance Madsen was the lone dissenting vote.

For the trail to become a reality the city council will need agreement from Caltrans, the California Transportation Commission (CTC), and the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG).

  1. Just sayin'
    June 6, 2012 at 6:25 am

    What, no election commentary?

  2. Anonymous
    June 6, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Mark Lovelace and Jared Huffman kicked ass.

  3. Not an Expert
    June 6, 2012 at 7:26 am

    this trail is going to be a wonderful thing for Eureka! Thank you City Council and staff for finally giving up on the road that was DOA and recognizing the importance of completing the Eureka Waterfront trail.

  4. Anonymous
    June 6, 2012 at 7:48 am

    NAE, you’re wrong. A trail being supported by evil Republicans and fake Democrats must be a bad thing. Evil Republicans and fake Democrats only ever do bad things. You don’t read enough blogs, so you don’t understand how the real world works.

  5. Pitchfork
    June 6, 2012 at 8:17 am

    “A trail being supported by evil Republicans and fake Democrats must be a bad thing.”
    90% percent of the time that’s unfortunately true, this was one of those rare circumstances where the right thing won. I caution it must still go before HCOAG and the State Highway Commission.
    City staff deserves the praise for this.

  6. Anonymous
    June 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

    The area where our new supervisors want to dump big box on the bay would be a great preserve, part of a continuous network of trails around the bay for everybody to enjoy. Imagine an open coast instead of what we see all over the “bay” area, surrounded by development right up to its subsequently toxic water.

  7. HUUFC
    June 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Another trail for what? College environmental majors to design, dirtbags to inhabit, a parking place for stolen shopping carts, money that we don’t have to be spent, then money we don’t have to maintain and clean up.

  8. Thirdeye
    June 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

    @8:46 You want to see the trail go through Schmidbauer Lumber?

    @HUUFC The dirtbags are already there. Maintaining and cleaning that area is already a problem. A single vehicle width trail would make them easier to manage.

  9. Matt
    June 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    The trail will be 25′ wide and paved with a dashed line down the middle… :)

  10. McKinleyvillan
    June 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    thanks for reminding me why I generally don’t read the comments on blogs. thought y’all might recognize that there are things that most people agree on. when your trails get built, you’ll realize why it’s not a partisan issue. Or, come to McKinleyville tomorrow for a visit and see for yourself!

  11. Festered
    June 6, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Good news.Go all the way to College of the Redwoods.It would be a great asset.Maybe people with resources will actually want to move here and set up shop.

  12. tra
    June 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Good decision. I sounds like the Waterfront Drive Extension project was doomed anyway, so I’m glad they’re not going to keep throwing good money after bad.

  13. Anonymous
    June 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    HUUFC @ 10:34, your concern over urban blight and the surrounding environment is great!

    Get this, would you believe some of the current supervisors would rather build 30 acres of water guzzling, waste dumping, energy sucking, heat generating, garbage producing, traffic congesting urban blight in the form of massive buildings and huge parking lots instead?

  14. June 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Get this, would you believe some of the current supervisors would rather build 30 acres of water guzzling, waste dumping, energy sucking, heat generating, garbage producing, traffic congesting urban blight in the form of massive buildings and huge parking lots instead?
    Sounds great! When can they start?

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