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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2001-031 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE RESURRECTION RIVER V ALLEY NON- <br />MOTORIZED PATHWAY COALITION'S VISION OF A SEPARATE NON- <br />MOTORIZED PAVED PATHWAY IN THE PROXIMITY OF EXIT <br />GLACIER ROAD <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Resurrection River Valley Non-Motorized Pathway Coalition (The <br />Coalition) was formed in response to year round safety concerns in the vicinity of Exit Glacier Road; <br />and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, these safety concerns have grown as a result of an increasingly vast number <br />of visitors arriving to see the world class scenery found adjacent to the proposed route; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Seward City Council wishes to endorse The Coalitions's vision to build <br />a separated non-motorized pathway aimed at solving safety concerns; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, all too often there are chilling accounts oftragedy ornear misses between high- <br />speed vehicular traffic and non-motorized recreationists; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in the fall of 1999 a community forum recognized the need for a separated <br />pathway to protect non-motorized users from those who prefer motorized forms of recreation; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Exit Glacier Pathway has appeared as part ofthe Statewide Transportation <br />Improvement Plan (Priority ID #2629) for many years; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, recently the Exit Glacier Pathway project has received an outpouring of much <br />deserved attention and support from a wide spectrum of local citizens, user group organizations, <br />agency staff, business community members and both the local and statewide press; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Seward City Council wishes to add to the chorus of support and to endorse <br />this proj ect. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The Seward City Council supports the building ofthe Exit Glacier Road Pathway, <br />and The Coalitions's vision of a separate non-motorized paved pathway in the proximity of Exit <br />Glacier Road. <br />