Study: Several Sections of Strip Sidewalks Too Crowded | Gaming News
Anyone who has walked along the famous Las Vegas Strip already knows how crowded it can become. Now, a new study confirms that several sections of sidewalk and pedestrian bridges along the boulevard are too congested.
The study was conducted for Clark County by a local firm. They collected nearly 3,000 hours of data about people walking along four miles of the Strip. They found 17 areas that have too much foot traffic.
The highest pedestrian traffic was found on the sidewalk at the south end of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino at 9:30 p.m. on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. According to the county, 2,633 pedestrians were counted passing that section of sidewalk in a 15-minute period. It is one of the locations categorized has having an unacceptable level of service.
Other areas noted for having an unacceptable level of foot traffic include: in front of the Harley-Davidson cafe, the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Caesars Palace and the Coliseum, Bally's, Treasure Island, the Forum Shops, the Casino Royale, Harrah's, the Venetian and the group of stores north of the MGM and south of Harmon Boulevard.
There are also areas labeled as being too crowded, but did not hit an unacceptable level, including the pedestrian bridges at Tropicana Avenue linking the Excalibur and the New York-New York, and the pedestrian bridge at Flamingo Road linking the Bellagio to Caesars Palace.
The study is part of a larger effort by the county to improve the vital street and the visitor experience. The county has already passed new ordinances designed to clean up trash from handbillers and cut down on the number of illegal vendors. They have also put in place rules on when animals are allowed on the boulevard.
To see the entire study, go to clarkcountynv.gov.