Land Use & Mobility
The city develops plans for alternative transportation, includes development standards for streets, bike lanes, and paths, and adopts and enforces other plans, codes, and land use policies to help reduce sprawl, provide a diverse mix of land uses preserve open space, ensure good air quality, and create compact, walkable communities.
The city works closely with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada to plan, construct, and maintain transportation networks in the region, including complete streets that allow for multiple modes of transportation. In addition to RTC Transit that provides bus service to more than 66 million passengers on 40 routes annually, the city has improved bicycle and pedestrian networks, including 450 miles of bike lanes and 100 miles of trails and paths. As a result of these efforts, the city was recognized as a Bronze-rated Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Cyclists.
Nearly 100 percent of the city’s vehicle fleet runs on alternative fuels. In addition to its hybrids, the city was Nevada’s first public agency to purchase electric vehicles. The city also installed charging stations at seven garages, community centers and facilities for general public use, including City Hall and the Development Services Center.