On January 26, 2021, the Public Works Department hosted a community meeting via Zoom, informing the public about the current status of the proposed Bay to Zoo Trail. This trail would connect the Waterfront Trail at Tydd Street to the North to Sequoia Park in the South. The trail is currently in the planning phase.
The Bay to Zoo Trail closes a gap in the transportation network of Eureka. The City lacks safe routes to school options and safe routes for residents to access essential community destinations. The Bay to Zoo Trail will construct over two miles of Class I bike path and non-motorized facilities in Eureka, connecting low-income residential areas to schools, community services, the largest employer in Eureka, an existing bike path, and to County bike routes out of the area. As a Safe Route to School, the Bay to Zoo Trail directly connects with Zane Middle School and Washington Elementary. The only existing bike trail in Eureka is disconnected from the residential and school areas that are most in need of active transportation options. Among essential services, the Bay to Zoo trail is directly accessible to St. Joseph's Hospital, which is the only hospital in the City and the largest employer.