Resolution 14-085 Request ADOT/PF Retain Road Profile and Striping Plan on Ocean Drive
A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Requesting That the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT/PF) Retain the Existing Road Profile and Striping Plan on Ocean Drive Which Consists of One Wide Bike/Pedestrian Lane on the South Side of the Road. Mayor/City Council.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, REQUESTING THAT THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES (ADOT/PF) RETAIN THE EXISTING ROAD PROFILE AND STRIPING PLAN ON OCEAN DRIVE WHICH CONSISTS OF ONE WIDE BIKE/PEDESTRIAN LANE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD.
WHEREAS, ADOT/PF is conducting a repaving project in Homer on the Sterling Highway from its intersection with Pioneer Avenue to the end of the Homer Spit; and
WHEREAS, Along Ocean Drive, the project plans call for moving the crown of the road to accommodate a new striping plan which includes two six foot wide pedestrian / bike lanes on each side of the road and new crosswalks at key locations; an attempt to improve public safety; and
WHEREAS, Based upon comments it heard from the public and the justification for the changes provided by DOT/PF, the City Administration wrote a letter of support for the Ocean Drive plans on June 26, 2014; and
WHEREAS, In response to growing public interest and inquiries, the City Council reviewed the plan for Ocean Drive at its regular meetings on July 28 and August 11, 2014; and
WHEREAS, After discussion and a review of the project plans, the City Council expressed the opinion that the existing profile of one wide bike lane on the South side of the road was preferable to small bike lanes on either side of the road with respect to public safety, both for motorists and pedestrians; and
WHEREAS, The Council also concluded that the proposed pedestrian crosswalk at Lake Street was dangerous because it is located on a curve.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby requests that ADOT/PF retain the existing road profile on Ocean Drive which consists of one wide bike lane on the South side of the road.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council requests that the proposed pedestrian crossing at Lake Street be deleted for safety reasons because it is located at a curve.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council on this 11th day of August, 2014.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
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