PROPOSED ACTION 2.
SEPARATED MULTI-PURPOSE TRAIL THROUGHOUT COOPER LANDING.
Serving the full Cooper Landing community from Milepost 45.0 to Milepost 53.2 (the Resurrection Pass Trailhead). This continuous trail would be separated from the roadway and serve pedestrians and cyclists by providing connectivity for the community.
It would use the existing dirt and gravel trail for most of its alignment, extending that to the east (north roadway mileposts) and west (south roadway mileposts). There are locations in developed portions of the community such as the Kenai River Bridge / Snug Harbor intersection and commercial areas that should have trails on both sides of the highway.
More than just a path.
We hope, not only to improve the connectivity of our own community but, to make it attractive to all visitors to our area because we recognize that walking and bicycling bring significant and tangible value in economic competitiveness and healthy lifestyles to our community, the Kenai Peninsula and the state of Alaska.
between a rock and a hard place
Pedestrians and cyclists in Cooper Landing require safe passage through the community.
Nowhere else to go
Chokepoints exist throughout the existing roadbed and will remain as obstacles to safe passage despite the MP 45-60 Bypass.