This is something the boards financial advisory committee would like the full board to consider, said Priya Clemens, district spokeswoman, adding public comment would be sought if it moves forward. But it is by no means set in stone. Its just a concept right now.

The bike and pedestrian tolls appeared on the districts 2009 financial plan, but were deferred because of ongoing maintenance on the sidewalks.

From May 1937 to December 1970, a pedestrian toll was charged and collected via a coin turnstile. The board voted to discontinue a 10-cent toll on Dec. 15, 1970. That year some 48,000 pedestrians crossed the span.