Downtown Las Vegas Begins Complete Streets Work

Stewart Avenue will undergo a makeover to make it safer and more accessible for pedestrians.

1 minute read

October 12, 2022, 8:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

City of Las Vegas

travelview / Shutterstock

Downtown Las Vegas will begin its Complete Streets transformation with the GreeNVision: The Stewart Avenue Complete Streets project, which will add “wider sidewalks, improved lighting and bus stops, and … landscaping and trees.”

According to an article by Mary Jane Belleza for 8 news Now, “The city hopes to improve the safety of cyclists and pedestrians by adding a corridor-wide speed limit reduction near intersections.” Belleza notes that “In an area where 28% of residents live below the poverty level, the city hopes to make the space safer and more accessible.”

A press release from the city emphasized the importance of the improvements. “The project is needed because Stewart and other streets in older areas in town are in need of improvement projects. These projects make the roadways safer and also make the streetscape more beautiful,” the press release said.

To fund the project, “The City of Las Vegas received $23.9 million in federal money through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program.”

Monday, October 10, 2022 in 8 News Now

Large historic homes and white picket fences line a street.

The End of Single-Family Zoning in Arlington County, Virginia

Arlington County is the latest jurisdiction in the country to effectively end single-family zoning.

March 23, 2023 - The Washington Post

Buses in downtown Seattle on the dedicated 3rd Avenue bus lanes

Seattle Bus Lane Cameras Capture Over 100,000 Violations

An automated traffic enforcement pilot program caught drivers illegally using transit lanes more than 110,000 times in less than a year.

March 28, 2023 - Axios

Aerial view of farmers' market with white booths in downtown Boise, Idaho

Planners Look to ‘Activity Centers’ for Sustainable Development

Existing hubs of ‘hyperlocal’ economic activity provide a model for urban density.

March 23, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

25 mph speed limit sign partially obscured by red and orange fall leaves

Study: Seattle’s Lower Speed Limits Reduced Crash Injuries

A change in the city’s speed limits has been shown to reduce the likelihood of injuries during collisions.

14 minutes ago - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Couple embracing happily in front of home with "SOLD" sign

Millennials Now Majority Homeowners

Just over half of people in the ‘Y’ generation now own homes, but the largest generation also continues to dominate the rental market.

1 hour ago - RentCafé

Rivian electric Amazon delivery van delivering packages curbside on New York City street

Minnesota Lawmakers Propose New Ridehailing, Delivery Fees

The proposed fees on transportation network companies and delivery services would help cover buddget shortfalls for transportation and transit in the state.

2 hours ago - MinnPost

New Updates on PD&R Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.