Study released on Las Vegas Strip foot traffic
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A study of pedestrian traffic on the Las Vegas Strip was released Wednesday, showing a level of congestion deemed unacceptable in many areas.
Data was gathered at 38 locations along both sides of the Strip, observing more than 4.8 million pedestrians over hundreds of hours.
Of the 38 locations observed, 17 were found to exceed capacity when it comes to foot traffic. The worst congestion was seen on weekends between 3 p.m. and midnight.
Observers said some of the areas with the worst pedestrian traffic are the sidewalks in front of the Cosmopolitan, Caesars Palace, Bally's, Treasure Island, Casino Royale, Harrah's and the Venetian. The skybridges connecting Excalibur and New York New York and The Bellagio and Caesars Palace were also noted as particularly heavy.
"The data collected in the study shows we have real congestion issues that need to be addressed," said County Manager Don Burnett.
County Commissioners have recently worked to improve cleanliness and safety on the Strip through various ordinances. It remains to be seen how the study on pedestrian congestion will impact future decisions by County Commissioners.