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Old 11-22-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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Not going to happen. They are in the process now of enclosing more and more of the side walk. Caesars properties are installing guard poles all along LV blvd yesterday where the side walks are open. I bet by the end of the year the entire stretch of LV blvd will have some sort of pedestrian protection. Ultimately it's easier and cheaper to build crossovers where they're needed, and fence/barricade the sidewalks and just keep traffic and people completely separate.
That is Clark County and will involve installing bollards the length of the strip. More driven by the lady who drove up on the sidewalk a couple of years ago. Good idea off hand.
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:16 PM
 
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Not going to happen. They are in the process now of enclosing more and more of the side walk. Caesars properties are installing guard poles all along LV blvd yesterday where the side walks are open. I bet by the end of the year the entire stretch of LV blvd will have some sort of pedestrian protection. Ultimately it's easier and cheaper to build crossovers where they're needed, and fence/barricade the sidewalks and just keep traffic and people completely separate.
Agreed about the crossovers. We actually also need them on Nellis, Boulder, and various other streets as well. Metro needs to be consulted about sending bicycle cops over those things regularly to keep the predators off of them.
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Old 11-23-2017, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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The day I see no cars on the Strip will be the day I see elephants flying in the air!

Yes, the Uber-Lyft-Tax-Union bed partnered Clark County Commissioners approved the extension of the Monorail to Mandalay Bay, with proviso's, of course. Earlier in the year they rejected the extension as they claimed they didn't do their due diligence. When its cleared with the FAA, it will take 2 years to finish and go through the testing process.

A rail line from the Airport down the Strip, that'll be the day Las Vegas starts receiving 80 inches of rain a year! Why end the embarrassment!!! Let all of our forward-thinking neighbors continue to chuckle at our being stuck-solid in the car-centric 1960's.

An alternative to removing cars on the Strip, is to lower the speed limit, low enough, to cause our Speedy Gonzalez locals to detour down Industrial Road, Koval or Paradise Road. A school zone speed limit, strictly enforced, would at least empty the Strip of locals!
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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The day I see no cars on the Strip will be the day I see elephants flying in the air!
they do it during the marathon. people still make their early flights when the strip is still closed as there are access points that don't involve the strip for taxi and ride share pickup (and drop off). making people walk off their last nights dinner and breakfast buffet bulge is not a bad thing. they could really improve things with the landscaping and architecture by taking vehicles out of the picture. it worked downtown, where the laser light show is. solves the vehicular slaughters of late.
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:25 AM
 
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they do it during the marathon. people still make their early flights when the strip is still closed as there are access points that don't involve the strip for taxi and ride share pickup (and drop off). making people walk off their last nights dinner and breakfast buffet bulge is not a bad thing. they could really improve things with the landscaping and architecture by taking vehicles out of the picture. it worked downtown, where the laser light show is. solves the vehicular slaughters of late.
Yeah, I was going to say we used to cruise Fremont when I was a kid. Look at how much better and safer it is now
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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it is safer without cars. downtown crime rate is another matter, one of which is encroachment. taking cars off the strip will not mean it will degenerate to a downtown - dosen't follow.

in the long run the casinos will like the added revenue sources, and attractions they can stage in front to draw people inside. many modes of people moving could be integrated into the new real estate.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:22 PM
 
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All it will do is cause a whole bunch of chaos and money.
All the properties that have vehicular entrances will have to change their egress to the side or rear.
The traffic will fall back to Koval and Industrial.
Shift change will be a nightmare of epic proportions.
If the Strip is left to commerical traffic only, you'll see hundreds or potentially thousands of 'new' rideshare operators, sho only plan to use their sticker to cruise the strip.

Silliness.

Chris G. couldn't get Icahn to put a condom on that fugly blue building that still looks like arse (Fountainebleu). I seriously doubt she could get this done.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:07 PM
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Location: Las Vegas
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Lower the speed limit? LMAO. I can't get over 30 at any time on the strip. I'm on it 8-14 hours a day. How much lower do you want it? Should we idle down the strip? 1 car per redlight will be great.


Have any of you tried to go from say Hard Rock hotel to Rio during the marathon or NYE? That 10-15 minute drive turns into a 1.5 hour drive. That is what will happen with no cars on the strip. This is a horrendously stupid idea.
What they need to do is get pedestrians out of the intersections and fix the redlight timing. Those 2 things would do wonders on the strip.

Bollards along the sidewalks to prevent cars from driving on sidewalks is great.
Keeping idiots that don't know what a big red hand means out of intersections would prevent a lot of traffic.
I've had to wait at green lights long enough for them to turn red because dumbass pedestrians are standing in the middle of the road more times than I can count.

Trop/lvb is great because no pedestrians are in the intersection at all. Same with Flamingo and lvb.
On the other hand, trying to pull into TI off lvb is a pain because there's a sea of morons crossing and not one of them knows that the big red hand means don't walk.
Same with Ventian, Palazzo, Encore, Wynn, Monte Carlo, Aria, Stratosphere, all of downtown, Paris, Planet Hollywood, Polo Towers, Circus Circus, Luxor, Excaliber, Bellagio, Linq/ Flamingo, Cromwell, Ballys, and Caesars.
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