For years the City of Eureka, Caltrans and the Humboldt County Association of Government (HCAOG) have been working on the Broadway Multimodal Corridor Plan — a plan to fix the nightmare that is Broadway, proposing different possible ways to make the road less congested, more attractive and safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. 


And although a long-drawn-out proposal to build a new thoroughfare from Fourth Street to Herrick Avenue— once known as the Waterfront Drive Extension Project — is no longer on the table, proponents are still pushing options that would include developing new roadway through city greenbelts and wetlands. 


“The City of Eureka has been talking about adjusting Broadway for over a decade now and to consider plans that are going to take at least another decade to develop seems inappropriate, given how dangerous the roadway is,” Jennifer Kalt of Humboldt Baykeeper told the Outpost in a recent phone interview. 


Humboldt Baykeeper and the Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities (CRTP) ardently support the southern corridor plans and would like to see planners pursue the same type of design for the rest of Broadway. 


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