Bike lanes and streets that accommodate alternative forms of transportation are on the minds of Las Vegas planners. The City Council recently approved the Transportation and Streets and Highways Element of the Las Vegas 2020 Master Plan that will improve the mobility of people, goods and services.
One of the goals is to reduce the number of vehicle trips and vehicle miles traveled. Roadway, transit, rail, freight, bicycle and trail systems will be planned to maximize mobility with a choice of eco-friendly transportation.
The Transportation and Streets and Highways Element will bring the 2020 Master Plan into compliance with Nevada Revised Statutes and it will guide the allocation of resources for future transportation projects.
The plan calls for more walkable neighborhoods and “complete streets” that accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists and public transit in addition to cars. Providing incentives for developers to design sustainable mixed-use projects that reduce reliance on cars, and participating in regional coordination in planning transportation to improve air quality, are also part of the plan.
The plan can be viewed on the city Web site www.lasvegasnevada.gov/planning or is available on a CD for purchase at the Planning and Development Department located at 731 S. Fourth St., Las Vegas, NV 89101.
It is a city priority to support and encourage a sustainable future for Las Vegas by using alternative fuel vehicles, promoting green buildings, conserving our natural resources and looking for more efficient ways to get things done. Visit the city’s Web site at www.lasvegasnevada.gov to learn more about what is being accomplished.