Rails With Trails

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Emily and I talk with Barry Bergman of the Rails To Trails Conservancy about successful Rail With Trail projects around the country especially here in California.

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Eureka Waterfront Trail - Complete Soon!

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

This morning Emily and I spoke with Miles Slattery, the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Eureka. We discussed the recent funding acquisition from various sources. The entire trail skirting the waterfront of the city of Eureka from the Park N Ride at Herrick/Elk River Road to Tidd Street at the north end of town, a contiguous 6.5 miles of class one trail could be complete by 2016. This only leaves the small section of space between Eureka and Bracut Center to be funded. Granted, that will be the most expensive section as it will be rail with trail and quite narrow. But if all goes well, it won't be long before you can can on a trail from the Park N Ride at Herrick/Elk River Road all the way to Arcata.

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Big Happenings On The Hikshari Trail

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

This morning Emily and I spoke with Denise Newman of RCAA about a whole slough of events coming to the Hikshari Trail along Eureka's waterfront. Plus the Governor does not sign SB1151 which would have increased traffic fines in school zones.

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3 Feet, It's The LAW! & Trails In The Dunes

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

The 3 foot passing law that was passed earlier this year, went into effect today adding a new layer of safety to all bike commuters. We also talked about SB1151, a bill that is now on the Governor's desk waiting to be signed. The law would increase traffic fines in school zones. Most of the time today was spent with Carol Van der Meer of Friends of the Dunes about all the various trail opportunities that exist in the Manila Dunes.

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Paradise Royale Trail Work Day

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

This morning I spoke with Tim Daniels of the Redwood Coast Mountain Bike Association about the upcoming work day for the Paradise Royale Trail September 27th. In addition to doing good, all workers will be entered into a raffle to win gift certificates from Revolution Bicycle Repair, Adventures Edge and Underground Bicycle Repair.

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Supermule

Live at KHUM / Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Thanks, Bay Area, for sending us your finest unsung heroes in one tidy package.

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Bag Ban Might Actually Happen

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Surfrider's legal director Angela Howe discusses how, seemingly suddenly, California is on the cusp of landmark antiwaste legislation.

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Sustainability at HSU

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Cliff and Emily talk with TC Comet of the HSU Sustainability Office about a couple of innovative programs they have implemented. Zipcar is a short-term car rental program. Zimride, now in it's second year of existence is a student ridesharing program where students can post their availability with a car or desire for a ride.

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Funding Funding Funding! Plus Maureen McGarry and RSVP

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Emily and I talk about the transportation funding that was just announced to go to the Humboldt Bay Trail, Eureka Waterfront Trail and others including additional funding for more safe routes to school projects. Also Maureen McGarry talks about the R.S.V.P. program, volunteering and trail steward opportunities.

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Bay Trail Funding TOMORROW???

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Cliff and Emily talk with Karen Diemer about the fact that the California Transportation Commission staff has made the recommendation that funding for the northern portion of the Bay Trail be funded from the Arcata Skate Park all the way to Bracut Center. The vote will take place tomorrow. If this goes through, it bodes well for future funding for the entire project.

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Turns Out We Were Wrong About Stormwater

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Justin Boyes and Jessica Hall explain why keeping rainwater runoff close to where it fell is a win/win for builders and bees.

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Arcata Ridge Trail Plus

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Emly and Cliff talk with Mark Andre about the Arcata Ridge trail, and the fact that it is close to completion. We explore what is left and the long journey and the process it took to get there. This trail was done mostly with support from community efforts and not public funding.

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Throw Some Statues In The Ocean And See What Happens

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

Marcy Cravat, director of Angel Azul, joined Jen & Mike to talk about her stunning documentary.

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Baykeeper's Bay Explorations

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Cliff and Emily talk with Jasmin Sequra about "Baykeeper's Bay Explorations" exploring Humboldt Bay on boats, kayaks and from trails. More info at humboldtbaykeeper.org

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SD Coast Rail Trail & Red Shoulders

Happy Trails / Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cliff and Emily talk with Chris Carterette of the San Diego Association of Governments about the Coast Rail Trail, funding and other projects in their community. Carterette also used to be the City Planner for Fort Bragg and compares trails work in Northern vs Southern California. We also discuss the current repaving project on the Safety Corridor between Eureka and Arcata in which the shoulders are being laid down with a brick red pigmentation.

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