A number of cross-town arteries would be closed to vehicle parking if the El Centro City Council implements a recommended $5.35 million master bike plan without changes.
Council members recognized, however, the impossibility of closing long stretches of such streets as Eighth Street from Pico Avenue to Ocotillo Avenue, Ross Avenue from Lotus Avenue to Third Street and Orange Avenue from Central Union High School to Third Street.
"I don't see that as feasible," said councilwoman Cheryl Walker.
Councilman Jack Dunnam said Eighth Street is a "major cross-town artery."
Though the City Council voted unanimously to accept the master plan, it did so with the knowledge that any recommendation to close streets to vehicle parking is subject to change.
The first phase of the plan is estimated at $1.99 million, of which the city already has $1.9 million. Additional phases of the plan would be constructed as the city received money to do so. The plan would total 33 miles of bike paths of differing types.