Pedestrian Comfort Study and Demonstration Projects
The Pedestrian Comfort Study and Demonstration Projects is a study led by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to identify innovative strategies to address the challenges of the pedestrian environment in the Las Vegas Valley. A Technical Advisory Committee comprised of local jurisdiction staff and agencies working on pedestrian interests will guide the direction of the study.
The Study will identify innovative strategies to address the challenges of the pedestrian environment in the Las Vegas Valley. There are many challenges faced by pedestrians attempting to navigate roadways, cross at intersections, or access the transit system. The study will assess public perceptions of pedestrian safety and comfort through a bilingual survey and focus groups as well as a review of previous studies. Case studies will be documented to show successful, innovative approaches to improving the pedestrian experience. The consultant will develop a concept, implement, and evaluate temporary, low-cost demonstration projects to understand their potential success. A toolbox of treatments to increase comfort and safety will be identified as well as strategies to encourage people to walk. The study will result in the creation of a final report documenting innovative strategies, field tested demonstration projects, case studies, and conceptual designs all tailored to the local environment and supported by local jurisdictions and implementing agencies.
Example of a High-Visibility Crosswalk
- Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (2017)
- Complete Streets Design Guidelines for Livable Communities (2013)
- Southern Nevada Transportation Safety Plan (2015)
- Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts Study (2015)
Cathy Halka, AICP
Senior Transportation Planner