Old Arcata Road Design Project

Bayside Aerial Photo

Environmental Review

See the Old Arcata Road Project Environmental Review page.


Old Arcata Road is a significant route to Bayside and Sunny Brae. Sunny Brae Middle School, Jacoby Creek Elementary School and the Bayside Post Office are located here but limited walking and bicycling facilities can make Old Arcata Road challenging for all to travel.

The City hosted a series of workshops to hear the community's concerns and gather ideas for improving Old Arcata Road for all users from Buttermilk Lane to Jacoby Creek Road.

Based on the Bayside community's ideas, the City and a team of local planners and engineers developed alternatives for roadway rehabilitation and safety and traffic flow improvements.

The City started the Old Arcata Road's redesign process with a blank slate so Old Arcata Road neighbors and community members could fully shape the outcome.

Let Us Know What You Think

Kick Off Workshop Walkability Field Trip Pop Up Demo
Learn about the project and let's start talking. There's no substitute for seeing things firsthand. Walk Old Arcata Road with us and give us input. Watch for potential design improvement mock ups on Old Arcata Road.

Held on September 12,
 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road.
Monday, September 26, 1-4:30 p.m., Jacoby Creek School, 1617 Old Arcata Road.

Walk Audit Summary
Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
Community Open House Take a Survey Email Us
Check out some design alternatives and give us feedback. Thank you to everyone who gave us ideas through the online survey. Have any ideas for what needs to be improved on Old Arcata Road?

Held on October 19. 6-8 p.m. at Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road.
  Email us.
Old Arcata Road Design Workshops Flier

Design Phase

The Old Arcata Road Design project team presented project updates at the November 15, 2016, Transportation Safety Committee meeting and the November 16, 2016, Arcata City Council meeting.

The design phase of the Old Arcata Road Improvement Project will be complete by the end of 2016. Implementation of any improvements the community helps select through this process could potentially take several years, depending on future funding.