Kenai Mountains Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area and Cooper Landing Walkable Community Project continue to work together to achieve shared goals. Click HERE to read notes from the latest phone conference meeting between KMTA and two officers of CLWCP.
The Cooper Landing Walkable Community Project Steering Committee met on December 3rd. Click HERE to read the minutes. Anyone interested in becoming involved with the Walkable project is welcome to attend committee meetings. Watch our calendar for upcoming meetings.
Kenai Mountains Turnagain Arm Heritage Area and Cooper Landing Walkable Community Project met September 6th to consider shared interests and set a chart for further collaboration. Click HERE for meeting notes and watch for upcoming meeting notes if you are interested in following this activity. You are always welcome to contact us if you have ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signage has been installed to alert highway traffic to the presence of pedestrians and bicyclers who cross from the Safety Path on the north side of the Sterling Hwy to the separated pathway on Snug Harbor Rd. This should help improve safety at this complex crossing where it can be difficult for traffic to see walkers and bikers in the area. There's a lot happening at this intersection with the church, emergency services, and the post office on one side and the State Park boat launch and businesses on the other. Traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian has increased in this area. We are grateful that the Department of Transportation has seen fit to install pedestrian alert signs to make traffic on the highway more aware of traffic on the pathways where the two "cross paths".
The Snug Harbor Pathway and Paving project is largely complete!
Thanks to a grant from Kenai Mountains Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTA) a workshop was held in June 2017 to develop a plan for Snug Harbor pathway amenities and a master plan for further trail integration regarding theme, wayfinding, and trail side amenities. Please see the section titled Projects, Pathway and Trail Integration Plan on this website for more details.
Our governing body of Cooper Landing Community Club has approved our next project on Bean Creek Rd. The pathway will be developed by hand in sections as we are able with materials and volunteers. The piece from the Community Hall westward to Bean Creek will be our first target. We plan to begin with community outreach to those who live near by and go from there. Click here for a brochure with information.
UPDATE: Click the link to check out the unapproved minutes from our March 20th Meeting.
Join us for our meeting Monday March 20, 2017 at the Community Hall to discuss ongoing efforts and new ideas.
The agenda for the meeting is:
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. REVIEW OF MINUTES from 12/16/2016
4. TREASURERS REPORT
6. OLD BUSINESS
a. Update on projects
i. Mapping project
ii. Snug Harbor
1. KMTA Grant
2. Construction update
iii. 2017 Trail Run
iv. Bypass mitigation
v. Website administration
7. NEW BUSINESS
8. INFORMATION and ANNOUNCEMENTS if any
9. COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMENTS
10. SELECT NEW MEETING DATE
Check out the minutes from our December 16, 2016 meeting. We were joined by Michael Downs – Outdoor Recreation Planner, Alaska Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance who lead a Strategic Doing Exercise to help us identify goals and resources we have within the community to work towards making it more walkable.
The new fiber-grate pathway and safety barriers on the bridge are complete and ready for use. Thank you to the Cooper Landing Community for selecting the Walkable Community Project as the number one priority in Capital Funds Allocation for 2010 and 2011 resulting in funds that allowed this project to take place. Thanks also to the AK DOT and Granite Construction for steady and purposeful work and for keeping traffic disturbance minimized.