Myrtle Beach council prefers cruising to strolling

Ocean Blvd (Photo: City of Myrtle Beach)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - It seems members of the Myrtle Beach City Council prefer cruising to strolling.

Mayor John Rhodes has suggested closing a section of oceanfront Ocean Boulevard to vehicular traffic during late afternoons and evenings during tourist season. He says that would increase pedestrian traffic, bring more business for stores and ease off on people cruising along the boulevard.

But The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reached all but one member of city council and reports that council members oppose the idea.

Councilman Michael Chestnut says a lot of people come to Myrtle Beach to cruise the boulevard.

And Councilwoman Susan Grissom Means says the proposal might even hurt merchants. She says people probably won't park and walk around but instead simply go to another attraction like Broadway at the Beach.


Information from: The Sun News,

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