Washington Avenue and Owens Avenue/Vegas Drive Complete Streets Study
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), in collaboration with the City of Las Vegas, will develop a feasibility study to evaluate opportunities along Washington Avenue between Durango Drive and Nellis Boulevard and Owens Avenue/Vegas Drive between Rampart Boulevard and Nellis Boulevard for “Complete Streets” treatments. Short- and long-term improvements will be identified to make the study area more inviting for transit, bicycle, and pedestrian users. Recommended improvements in the study area might include dedicated transit lanes, widened sidewalks, bicycle lanes, cycle tracks, landscaping, protected pedestrian crossings, connectivity with the regional trail system, and enhanced transit stops, where appropriate.
What are Complete Streets?
Complete Streets are roads that accommodate all users of the corridor including motorists, pedestrians of all ages and abilities, bicyclists, and transit riders. Learn more about Complete Streets.
The RTC sought initial community input on the Washington Avenue and Owens Avenue/Vegas Drive Complete Streets study in November and December. Public workshops were held at Gibson Middle School and Rancho High School on November 19 and 20, 2013, respectively. Additionally, a survey was posted online in English and Spanish from November 4 to December 11, 2013. The input received about how people use the corridors, their preferences, and their observations about safety will help influence what improvements will be proposed in the study. There will be future opportunities for public input on the proposed improvements before the study is completed.
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Mail: RTC, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite 350, Las Vegas, NV 89106, Attention: Washington/Owens/Vegas Complete Streets Study