RTC and Boulder City Project Encourages Safe Walkways
BOULDER CITY – Boulder City is participating in a Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) study to identify best practices for encouraging safe pedestrian use of intersections throughout the region. The temporary program will be studied for 30 days at the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and Nevada Way.
RTC’s Technical Advisory Committee, which includes local jurisdiction staff and agencies who work on pedestrian safety and comfort, will guide the direction of the study. During that time, RTC is looking for community input on the temporary improvements that will help with the study findings.
“We are excited to be a part of this study, as many residents and visitors use the Wyoming Avenue/Nevada Way corridor often,” said Michael Mays, Community Development Director. “Most drivers are cautious about pedestrians, but we look forward to hearing perceptions about safety and strategies to encourage more foot traffic.”
The Boulder City project includes a curb extension, turn lane reduction, and a high-visibility crosswalk. The consultant will “develop a concept, implement, and evaluate temporary, low-cost demonstration projects to understand their potential success. 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,” according to the RTC.
Five other streets in the Las Vegas Valley will also be studied. Work on the temporary improvements will begin December 2nd. We encourage residents to visit the demonstration project from December 3, 2018 through January 3, 2019. Please provide your feedback via a brief survey online at www.rtcsnv.com/pedcomfort.