LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — Is there a better way to travel the strip?
The Regional Transportation Commission is looking at the future of the Boulevard as part of a $3.2M dollar Resort Corridor study. That study will look at new forms of transportation and how to connect the Airport and Downtown Las Vegas.
Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani wants them to look at a radical way to handle Las Vegas Boulevard. She wants to shut it down. Her proposal is to look at restricting private vehicle access to the 4 mile stretch of road.
She explained where the idea came from in an interview at her home.
“I think after the shooting we want to make sure people can get back and forth safely," Giunchigliani told us. “And our first responders have trouble no matter what time of day it is.”
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In a statement, David Swallow of the RTC said they are looking into the proposal:
“With regard to no vehicles on the Strip, it would be up to Clark County as the local jurisdiction to make that decision. We are always supportive of ideas that promote safety, improve mobility and enhance our visitor experience.
The Resort Corridor Feasibility Study will respond to input from Clark County and resort corridor stakeholders. The study was just awarded and we are focused on consideration of high capacity transit options to connect the airport, Strip, and downtown, as well as the necessary infrastructure to support pedestrian connectivity".
“I’m just hoping people will start that conversation. Rule things out if you have to but you need to have everyone at the table," Giunchigliani told us.