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5.4. CONSIDERATION OF PRIVATE VEHICLE ACCESS AND PARKING FEES FOR UPPER PARK ROAD IN BIDWELL PARK
The unpaved section of the Upper Park Road (UPR) in Bidwell Park between the Diversion Dam gate and the end of the road is currently closed to private vehicles. At its 3/5/19 meeting, the City Council accepted the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission's (BPPC) recommendation to redesign and repair the road in three phases and authorized Staff to apply for a grant administered by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to fund the full project. With the ability to repair the entire road section the BPPC recommended at its 10/24/19 meeting, to prohibiting private vehicle use beyond the Salmon Hole parking Lot N. The Commission also recommends establishing a vehicle parking fee to help offset impacts from the over 450,000 annual vehicle trips into Upper Park.