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Under Thunder Pathway. A Proposal to Spend One Million Dollars On a Project for Juneau. Sheryl Hall Wittig. Riverbend Elementary School Extended Learning Teacher March 2006. What it is Who it's for Where it's located When it will be open

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under thunder pathway

Under Thunder Pathway

A Proposal to Spend

One Million Dollars

On a Project for Juneau

sheryl hall wittig

Sheryl Hall Wittig

Riverbend Elementary School

Extended Learning Teacher

March 2006

this presentation
What it is

Who it's for

Where it's located

When it will be open

Why it is important to have this project in Juneau

Most difficult part

Most interesting thing I learned

Mathematical knowledge I gained

What I learned about myself by completing the project

How I would improve it if I did the project again

About my interview

This Presentation
what it is
What it is
  • Under Thunder Pathway is a pathway linking a fourth of Juneau's most densely populated neighborhoods with each other, schools, business parks and shopping areas encouraging safe and efficient transportation and recreation.
who it s for
Who it's for
  • Students traveling to/from schools
    • Floyd Dryden Middle School
    • Riley Sports Complex (football field)
    • Glacier Valley Elementary School
  • People traveling to stores and businesses
where it s located
Where it's located
  • This project involves improving Under Thunder Pathway from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to Amalga Street along the base of Thunder Mountain with connections to neighborhood streets. Future plans are to extend and pave this trail all the way to the McNugget Intersection. Trail Mix received $88,800 for this project
when it will be open
When it will be open
  • Open every day, all year long
  • Open dawn to dusk
how much will it cost
How much will it cost?
  • Trail Mix has requested $4 million for a 4 mile trail.
  • One mile of trail would cost $1 million.
why it is important to have this project in juneau
Why it is important to have this project in Juneau
  • One fourth of the city’s population lives to the east of Mendenhall Loop
  • Much safer than Mendenhall Loop bike paths:
    • 13 road crossings on east side of Mendenhall Loop
    • Numerous driveways to cross
  • Connects with existing bike paths
  • Encourages exercise
  • Decreases pollution & traffic
  • Beautiful nature close to home
credits and questions
Credits and Questions
  • 2005 Awarded Alaska Trail Initiative Grantshttp://www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/grants/trailinitiative/2005award.htm
  • Trail money rerouted to roadshttp://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052903/loc_trailmoney.shtml
  • USFS Schedule of Proposed Action & Contact Personhttp://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/components/reports/sopa-111005-2006-01.html
  • CBJ Area Wide Transportation Planhttp://www.juneau.lib.ak.us/cbj/pdfs/2002/AWTP-Background.pdf
  • CBJ Resolution Supporting Under Thunder Pathwayhttp://www.juneau.org/assembly/agendas/2004/2004-02-23/Res2252.pdf
  • Guideline for the Design and Construction of Asphalt Pavements for Colorado Trailshttp://www.americantrails.org/resources/trailbuilding/AsphaltCO.html