Council ponders contract for bike trail |

Council ponders contract for bike trail

Susan Wood, Tahoe Daily Tribune

The South Lake Tahoe City Council may move a step closer to making the Ski Run Marina area more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

The panel may execute a contract with Sacramento design firm, EDAW, Inc., to draw up plans for a bike-trail link between El Dorado Beach and the marina. Plans also call for a public access area to what’s considered the region’s most valuable asset — Lake Tahoe.

The City Council meets to review the contract today at 6 p.m. in council chambers located at 1900 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

The California Tahoe Conservancy will spearhead planning grants for the city amounting to $215,000 for the design phase of the project, which sprung out of a design charette — a brainstorming session organized in May by the city, conservancy and South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce.

Also on the agenda, the council may approve a two-year renewal on its contract with Barton Memorial Hospital for medical services related to pre-employment physical examinations.

In addition, the panel may grant access to highways 50 and 89 for a relay run scheduled for Sept. 7 through the assistance of the California Department of Transportation. The run, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra, will pass through the city and is expected to temporarily impede motor traffic.

The council adopted a similar resolution for America’s Most Beautiful Ride in June.

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