Media Release

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
For Immediate Release
Communications

Contact: Diana Paul
Telephone: 229-6501

 

Las Vegas City Council Adopts Meadows Walkable Community Plan
Plan Recommends Improvements Including Sidewalk Widening, Tree-Lined Sidewalks And More

 

The Meadows Walkable Community Plan was adopted by the Las Vegas City Council today. The plan area is located in the southwest part of the city near the intersection of Alta Drive and Bedford Road, including the Meadows Mall site.
 
A Walkable Community Plan provides recommendations for improvements that allow residents to easily and safely walk to community amenities and to conduct normal daily activities. The plan provides a framework for establishing a safe and accessible network of community assets within a comfortable 10 minute walk from the center of the plan area.

Based on direction from the city’s 2020 Master Plan, a study of neighborhoods with the greatest potential to become self-sustained, walkable communities, was completed by the city’s Department of Planning.  The Meadows neighborhood was identified as having great potential due to its street layout and mix of services and amenities within a reasonable walking distance from residential neighborhoods.  Specific recommendations include roadway improvements, sidewalk widening, sheltered bus stops, tree-lined sidewalks, installing or improving crosswalks and establishing bike lanes.

The city will now begin the search for funding to implement the plan.  Potential funding sources for improvements may include the city’s Capital Improvement Program, federal grants, special improvement districts, Regional Transportation Commission/Nevada Department of Transportation funding, or developers as new development occurs.

The Department of Planning is currently working on an additional Walkable Community Plan in the Historic West Las Vegas area, with others to follow.  To view the status of a plan in your neighborhood, or read about Walkable Community Plans in general, please visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/walk.

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