BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:00-0467R
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE EXTENSION AND DESIGNATION OF THE NORTH SHORE SCENIC BYWAY FROM BRIGHTON BEACH TO CANAL PARK.
WHEREAS, the North Shore Scenic Drive has been officially designated between Brighton Beach and Two Harbors as a part of the state and national scenic byway system; and
WHEREAS, the entire route between Duluth and Grand Portage near the Canadian border has recently been designated as an All-American Road, the highest scenic byway recognition in the nation; and
WHEREAS, the federal highway administration has suggested that the designation of this byway be extended westerly into the city of Duluth; and
WHEREAS, the North Shore scenic committee has endorsed the proposed extension of the byway designation from Brighton Beach to Canal Park; and
WHEREAS, such designation opens the door for potential future outside funding sources for improvements to the route; and
WHEREAS, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission is administering the program and the Duluth Convention and Visitors Bureau is assisting with the marketing.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth supports the extension of the North Shore Scenic Byway designation from Brighton Beach to the Canal Park area via London Road, Superior Street, Lake Avenue/Canal Park Drive to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maritime Museum adjacent the Aerial Lift Bridge.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that
the city of Duluth endorses a single designation for the route between
Duluth and the Canadian border to reduce confusion to the traveling public.