Las Vegas is one of the most congested cities in the United States.
The Las Vegas Strip has the highest concentration of hotel rooms per capita in the country and traffic on the strip is so heavy that you might as well walk to the mall to grab a sandwich.
Las Vegas has become a hub for tourism, and the city is in the midst of an expensive renovation of its convention center.
But a new, $60 million traffic study is showing that there is a growing disparity in the quality of the traffic around Las Vegas.
“This is one city where you can walk to a lot of places without paying for it, and there is no traffic congestion,” said David C. Luskin, a traffic expert and professor of transportation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a former consultant to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
“I think this is really going to be the biggest traffic study that has ever been done in a city like Las Vegas.”
The Las Vega Traffic Study is the first comprehensive study to quantify the traffic congestion in the city, which has the nation’s highest population density and is home to about 50,000 people.
Luscinski’s study shows that traffic congestion is so severe that many people walk to restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.
Luckin says there is not enough data to know whether the city’s traffic is actually improving or worsening.
He says his study will help the city understand what needs to be done to make Las Vegas a more pedestrian-friendly place to visit.
“There are some really significant challenges we face with regard to public transportation and the ability to get around,” Luscini said.
“We need to be better educated and more transparent about how we plan for traffic in Las Vega.”
The study was funded by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Clark County Economic Development Corp. Lancinnes city government and the county are planning to develop a traffic management plan.
The plan will provide a detailed analysis of the city traffic congestion and what can be done about it.
The city plans to begin developing the plan next year.
The study comes as the city has begun installing pedestrian fencing along the city limits and has installed signs to alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians.
The new traffic study will include a detailed breakdown of traffic in the cities core and surrounding areas.
The area where the study is being conducted is just east of the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.
Lufkin said his study showed that the majority of Las Vegas residents have been using public transit to get to places like the Strip.
The data show that only about 20 percent of people use public transportation to get from one place to another.
Lusskin said he expects the study to provide insight into how Las Vegas works best when it comes to pedestrian safety and public transit.
The traffic study also includes a breakdown of the cost of road construction in the Las Vegas region.
“Our goal is to have the study as useful as possible for our stakeholders,” Luskins said.
The Lusinskys studied Las Vegas from 2007 to 2011, when the city had the nation and the world’s highest per capita rate of pedestrian fatalities.
In 2014, there were 2,000 pedestrians killed in Las Vegas each year.
There were more than 13,000 pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 population in Las Angeles County, the study found.
In Las Vegas’ most congesting part, the downtown core, pedestrian deaths in that area rose by almost 3,000 per year.
Luksin said the study will look at how much people in the downtown area spend to get where they are, how much money people in that part of town make, and how much traffic congestion there is in that region.
The report is part of the Metropolitan Councils Traffic and Transportation Program, which Luscinnes has funded to provide transportation solutions to cities and counties.
He said the data will be used to develop an improved traffic management strategy.
Luspkin said the new traffic report will provide more insights into what needs in Las Vegas strategy to make the city a safer place to live and work.
“The data will tell us where we need to invest in improving our infrastructure to improve the safety of people walking in Las Venias public transportation system, as well as our pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure,” he said.