Anyone who regularly drives through Eureka – and thereby regularly plays the thrilling game of tweaker-frogger that is unavoidable on on the 101 through town – is familiar with zany road-crossing antics.
But Eureka’s neighbor to the north, Arcata, has landed on a promising idea to take the crown of weirdest street-crossings in the County. From the Mad River Union: The Silly Crosswalk: crazy idea or preposterous notion?
As noted in the MRU, the Silly Crosswalk proposal would designate a specific crosswalk in which citizens are encouraged to let their freak-walking flags fly high.
Of course, if Arcata did their homework, they’d realize you don’t need a special crosswalk for citizens to express their artistic/silly walking style. You just need to discourage business development and ignore the issues of drug abuse, homelessness, and poverty the way that Eureka has for years!