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E-Bikes in Lieu of Cars Downtown for Some City Employees

E-Bikes in Lieu of Cars Downtown for Some City Employees

 

City employees used to using their car for short drives in the downtown area will have a more environmentally friendly option starting next week.

The RTC will provide the city with five electric bikes (E-Bikes) for its employees to use when traveling to downtown destinations in lieu of driving their personal vehicle. In line with the city of Las Vegas’ sustainability initiatives, the city is teaming up with the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada to help reduce congestion, improve air quality and encourage its employees to get active and live healthy.

City of Las Vegas council members and Jacob Snow, RTC general manager, will launch the program with a ride from the RTC Bike Center at the Bonneville Transit Center (BTC) to City Hall on Monday.

Some Disruption Possible from Summerlin Parkway Repairs

Some Disruption Possible from Summerlin Parkway Repairs

Minor roadwork on two Summerlin Parkway off-ramps could cause traffic disruptions Sunday morning.

From 7 to 11 a.m., the city of Las Vegas will be completing pothole repairs on the Summerlin Parkway off-ramps at Anasazi and Town Center, along with some repairs in the westbound lane near the Anasazi interchange.  The work is being done in the early morning hours on a Sunday to minimize impact to area travel. There will be a rolling work zone as the crew makes repairs, and motorists are urged to exercise caution if driving in the area while the work is in progress.

City of Las Vegas Department of Operations and Maintenance personnel are performing the work.  Funding for this maintenance activity is from the city of Las Vegas.

Parts of Garces Avenue Closed Saturday for Repairs

Parts of Garces Avenue Closed Saturday for Repairs

 

Asphalt patching work will shut down part of Garces Avenue on Saturday.

The city of Las Vegas will be completing large asphalt patching repairs on Garces Avenue, between the intersections with Las Vegas Boulevard and Fourth Street, and also between the intersections with Main Street and First Street.

The work will consist of removal and replacement of the old and failing pavement associated with increased vehicular and mass transit traffic. The work is being done on a weekend day in order to minimize the impact to area traffic. North-south traffic will not be impacted, as the intersections will not be closed. East-west traffic can use Gass or Bonneville avenues.

City of Las Vegas Department of Operations and Maintenance personnel are performing the work. Funding for this maintenance activity is from the city of Las Vegas.

Bridge to Link Cultural Institutions Set to Open

Bridge to Link Cultural Institutions Set to Open

A downtown bridge linking several cultural landmarks will be given a grand opening at 11 a.m. on June 9.

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Councilman Ricki Barlow and members of the Cultural Corridor Coalition will celebrate completion of a pedestrian bridge that will provide residents and tourists with convenient access to seven downtown cultural institutions. The event will take place at the Natural History Museum Parking, 900 Las Vegas Blvd North.

The bridge, located near Cashman Center, sits between Lied Discovery Children’s Museum/Las Vegas Library and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, and also provides access to The Neon Museum, the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort and State Historic Park and the Reed Whipple Cultural Center. The bridge features an LED artistic design created by David Griggs.

Sewer Works Slows Traffic on Decatur

Sewer Works Slows Traffic on Decatur

 

Traffic will be shifted on Decatur Boulevard for at least the next three weeks as crews complete sewer rehabilitation work.

The restrictions are in effect between Sirius Avenue and Edna Avenue.

The Clark County Water Reclamation District (District) announces further lane restrictions as part of a sewer rehabilitation project on Decatur Boulevard between Sirius Avenue/Palmyra Avenue and Edna Avenue. Eastbound Palmyra Avenue/Sirius Avenue traffic will be restricted near Decatur Boulevard, with east- and westbound traffic being on the north side of the street.

Northbound and Southbound lanes on Decatur, from Palmyra/Sirius Avenue to Edna Avenue, will be restricted. Travel lane restrictions will shift to accommodate the construction. The left turn lane onto Palmyra Avenue will also be restricted.

Date Change Causes Thursday Closure of Part of Decatur

Date Change Causes Thursday Closure of Part of Decatur

 

Because of weather and other technical issues, the dates for the previously scheduled Decatur Boulevard closures have changed.

Decatur will now be closed in both directions to through traffic from the on- and off-ramps at U.S. 95 north to Bonanza Road from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday while a pedestrian bridge is installed across Decatur near U.S. 95 (weather permitting). Access to U.S. 95 on-ramps will not be impeded. Motorists utilizing U.S. 95 off-ramps at Decatur will not be allowed to turn north on Decatur. Motorists should expect traffic delays as a result of the closure and are encouraged to avoid the area. Decatur traffic will be detoured at Meadows Lane and West Washington Avenue to Valley View Boulevard.

Free Art Bike Ride at First Friday

Free Art Bike Ride at First Friday

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada and Green Scene Productions will be hosting a free Tour De Art Bike Ride through First Friday.

The tour will start at the RTC, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, at 6:15 p.m. Friday. GoingGreen Girl will lead this environmentally-friendly bike ride that will have cyclists pedaling their way through the downtown hotspots highlighting the 18b Arts District, the RTC Bike Center, galleries, shops, restaurants and local hangouts.

Cyclists who join the ride can enter to win a Red Rock Cycling Vacation, valued at more than $500 and cyclists who come dressed with a decorated helmet can enter to win a prize for the craziest helmet contest. There will be free giveaways, drinks and complimentary bike valet.