Bob Ornelas Biking In Europe & Alex Stillman/NCRA Controversy
Happy Trails / Today
Cliff and Emily talk with Bob Ornelas, recently back from his trip to Spain and Italy. He discusses all the various non-motorized transportation options there and the relationship between motorists and pedestrians and cyclists. Also discussed is the situation of the possible ouster of Alex Stillman from the NCRA board, just weeks after being appointed to it. A lot of political pressure is being put on Eureka Mayor, Frank Jager for casting the deciding vote to get her appointed. The Eureka City Council meets tonight at 6pm. Alex Stillman will a guest on Happy Trails next week, after the city council meets and before the next meeting of the NCRA.
HCAR 511 & NCRA Update
Happy Trails / Tuesday, June 11
Cliff and Emily talk with Susan Driscoll, Director of Transportation at HCAR about the efforts to coordinate Humboldts transpiration questions under a 511 information number. Also and update on the new make up of the NCRA and what that means for trail efforts in Humboldt County.
Live at KHUM / Wednesday, June 5
Patty Larkin returns to KHUM to play old songs live and share new recorded music.
New Community Bike Kitchen & Changes at NCRA
Happy Trails / Tuesday, June 4
Cliff and Emily talk wtih Chirs Honar about the new Community Bike Kitchen at Jefferson School in Eureka which just had its grand opening this past weekend. Personnel changes at the NCRA are also discussed. The resignation of Bill Kier, the appointment of Alex Stilman and the appointment of either Dan Hauser or Richard Marks to the NCRA by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is looked at.
Learn To Row/Green Slime Mystery
Coastal Currents / Wednesday, May 22
You want to learn to row? The Humboldt Bay Rowing Association is way down, despite those boats' lack of cupholders.
Bike Friendly Business Districts
Happy Trails / Tuesday, May 21
Cliff and Emily talke with Melanie Williams of "Bikes There" and Melanie Bettenhausen, outreach director for the North Coast Co-Op. The concept of Bike Friendly Business Districts and their impact on the local economy. The City of Long Beach is cited and as a successful example and the Co-Op as a local case study.
Get On A Boat
Coastal Currents / Wednesday, May 15
Vanessa Vasquez of Humboldt Baykeeper wants you to take what is rightfully yours: a free boat ride on the long, blue watery road that is Humboldt Bay.
Eilen Jewell 5-14-13
Live at KHUM / Wednesday, May 15
Eilen Jewell live at KHUM
California Climate Ride
Happy Trails / Tuesday, May 14
Cliff and Emily talk with Shannon Tracey and Caelie Quinn about the upcoming 5th Annual Climate Ride. The ride goes from Fortuna to San Francisco, starts May 19th and concludes on May 23rd. About 160 riders of varying experience will make the trek to San Francisco in order raise funds and call attention to sustainable climate friendly transportation options. More info at climateride.org.
Safety On The Streets of Eureka
Happy Trails / Tuesday, May 7
Cliff Berkowitz and Emily Sinkhorn talk with Charles Roecklein, Eureka City Engineer, Sheila Parrott, Eureka Traffic Engineer, Dan Moody, Eureka Traffic Operations, and Gary Whitmer, Eureka PD. After several recent fatal pedestrian vs motor vehicle accents and data showing the City of Eureka as one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians and cyclist a discussion with city officials who deal with pedestrian safety was in order. Stats are discussed along with a variety of suggestions for changes in trafic flow including delaying the green light to allow pedestrians to cross with the walk signal.
May 1, 2013
The Ferndale Report / Thursday, May 2
Regularly scheduled Fair Board meeting does not happen for reasons that are difficult to understand; proposal is made to give Planning Commission members a refresher course on proper procedures; CalTrans plans to do some kind of work on something or other; Ferndale kids need to step up their truancy efforts.
Buried Urban Creeks See Daylight Again
Coastal Currents / Wednesday, May 1
Described as a "rock star" in the fluvial geomorphology, Ann Riley literally wrote the book on urban creek restoration.
Hank Seeman & The McKay Tract
Happy Trails / Tuesday, April 30
Cliff and Emily talk with Hank Seeman of Humboldt County Public Works about the proposed McKay Tract Community Forest and the public workshop tonight at Winship Middle School from 6-8pm.
Humboldt Bay Outrigger Club
Coastal Currents / Wednesday, April 24
Luke Besmer and Neil Kalson of the fledgling Humboldt Bay Outrigger Club discuss the history of Polynesian travel and the club's boat.
Transportation Choices Summit
Happy Trails / Tuesday, April 23
Cliff talks with Emily Sinkhorn live in Sacramento who is there to attend the Transportation Choices Summit. Emily also took a tour of area trails and potentially new funding sources for bike/ped projects here Humboldt County are also discussed.