A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Supporting the Concept of Non-Motorized Pathways to Increase the Safety for Motorized and Non-Motorized Users Along Kachemak Drive Located Within the City Limits, from the Base of the Homer Spit to East End Road. Lewis/Zak/Parks and Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission.
CITY OF HOMER
Lewis/Zak/Parks and Recreation
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE CONCEPT OF NON-MOTORIZED PATHWAYS TO INCREASE THE SAFETY FOR MOTORIZED AND NON-MOTORIZED USERS ALONG KACHEMAK DRIVE LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, FROM THE BASE OF THE HOMER SPIT TO EAST END ROAD.
WHEREAS, The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission established a committee to specifically address possible solutions to the hazards presented to non-motorized and motorized users of Kachemak Drive; and
WHEREAS, Public input was sought through a variety of channels for solutions to address these safety concerns; and recommendations to Lower the Speed Limit, Alter the Travel Lane Width and Shoulder, Increase the Use of Signage, Construct Separated, Non-motorized Paths paralleling Kachemak Drive using the existing Utility Easements will be contingent on available funding in the future; and
WHEREAS, The Homer City Council has shown support in approval of the Homer Non-Motorized Transportation and Trail Plan, Homer Area Transportation Plan, Climate Action Plan, HART Policy Manual and inclusion of the Kachemak Drive Rehabilitation/Pathway on the Capital Improvement Plan; and
WHEREAS, Increasing active transportation, motorized and non-motorized, offers the potential for improved public health, economic development, a cleaner environment, reduced transportation costs, enhanced community connections, social equity, and more livable communities.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of Homer, Alaska, hereby supports the concept of non-motorized pathways along Kachemak Drive in, over, and upon property within the City of Homer, and that said improvements are necessary for the use and benefit of the public; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council of Homer, Alaska, further supports the actions increasing the safety for motorized and non-motorized users along Kachemak Drive in any or all of the following ways:
- Alteration of the existing Kachemak Drive and Shoulder
- Separated Paths paralleling Kachemak Drive using the Utility Easements
- Increasing the Use of Signage
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Kachemak Drive Path Committee work with the Transportation Advisory Committee and develop the package more fully recognizing and identifying what are the permits, what has to go into it, and rough cost.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 14th day of May, 2012.
CITY OF HOMER
_____________________________ JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
MELISSA JACOBSEN, CMC
ACTING CITY CLERK
Fiscal information: Funding not defined.