After closing the Scenic Drive to stop the spread of the virus, El Paso is considering reopening every day for pedestrians | Instant News

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EL PASO, Texas – Hiking and walking trails have been reopened throughout the city. Scenic Drive is just one of eight tracks that are now open to the public since the Covid-19 pandemic, but only on Sundays.

Dozens of people flocked to popular streets on Sunday after being closed to pedestrians and motorists for several weeks.

Because parks, swimming pools, and recreation centers remain closed this Memorial Day weekend towards summer, El Paso City Council on Tuesday will discuss ways to reopen Scenic Drive every day for pedestrians.

Rep. The city of Peter Svarzbein said if approved, Scenic Drive open only to pedestrians would be able to give El Pasoans the opportunity to get some extra steps and a little fresh air while adding more space for social distance.

“At present, we have a summer that is approaching, UTEP is not around. “We know that more businesses, more restaurants, more bars are opened, let’s go and have another chance to keep this road closed to cars so we can encourage people to be outside and be healthy,” Rep. Svarzbein said. ” This only gives El Paso another place, another opportunity to go out, to exercise in a safe way and keep a social distance. ”

For now Scenic Sunday will run between 6am and 11am during spring and summer.

For a complete list of hiking and trails, Click here.

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