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Re: What Really Causes Traffic Congestion

Posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Tue Jul 16 08:01:53 2013, in response to Re: What Really Causes Traffic Congestion, posted by BrooklynBus on Mon Jul 15 18:03:02 2013.

Only a few intersections? In the heart of the Strip, there are five of them, at every major intersection. The only streets that don't have them are ones that act as driveways to the hotels. There are none at the north end of the Strip because there are not enough pedestrians to warrant them. They will have them too when new hotels are built or renovated there.

There aren't that many "major intersections." I counted four overpasses, at Spring Mountain, Flamingo, Harmon, and Tropicana. There's another one over Las Vegas Boulevard only at Sirens Cove, with crosswalks across the cross street. Other "major intersections" like Sahara, which carries just as much traffic as the other arterials, does fine with conventional crosswalks. The "driveways" also carry significant amounts of traffic and are just as wide as an arterial; Bellagio Drive is 160 feet curb to curb.

And how do you know what was the thinking forty years ago? Were you even alive then? For your information, Jane Jacobs was very popular back then and she advocated for Downtowns friendly to pedestrians and against cities built or the automobile, the same thinking we have today.

No, I wasn't alive then, but I see what was built then and is being replaced now. Jane Jacobs was popular because she led the open rebellion against contemporary urban planning practices.

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