The beginning of a new year always brings change.
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There are, however, many roads and lanes that will be inaccessible for valley residents and visitors soon. That would be thanks to New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, which is a pretty big annual production. What’s important to remember: avoid the Strip in your car.
The holidays are here, and with them come predictable traditions.
We like technology. It’s fun, isn’t it?
With progress and growth come new challenges.
In honor of the Thanksgiving leftovers we’re all helping ourselves to this weekend, we present a smorgasbord of questions.
It’s a tug-of-war to keep traffic efficient for vehicles and safe for pedestrians in the Las Vegas Valley. This year, more than 35 pedestrians have been struck by cars and killed in the area.
The sun in Las Vegas has a keen sense of knowing exactly when we’re on the freeway and have forgotten our sunglasses at home, doesn’t it? And it takes full advantage of that opportunity to shine its very brightest.
Anecdotes are not evidence. We all know this, but it sure is hard to resist turning a story into science. And so it goes with Robert’s question on my favorite topic: Those new flashing yellow left turn signals.
Get used to it. That’s pretty much going to be today’s advice.
Like a lot of new and developing areas in Southern Nevada, there wasn’t much of a traffic foundation laid when folks started moving into Providence.
There’s always something, you know?
This reality that we all share? It is deceptive.
Some problems cannot be solved. They can only be managed.
Our government serves a purpose. It’s not the one you’re thinking of, either.
It’s funny, when you get one of those ideas that make you think you’ve solved a problem that everyone has, but no one has figured out how to deal with.
There are rules, and then there are rules. The first kind are those that we understand. We might not like them all the time — rural highway speed limits come to mind — but we get why our elected officials have enacted them. They make a certain sort of sense. Public safety and whatnot.
Roger wrote in because he travels between Las Vegas and Pahrump regularly on what we in the newspaper business call State Route 160, but normal people call Blue Diamond Road.
Sometimes, when you’re looking for a solid answer to a pretty simple question, what you end up getting is a maybe, but it depends.
Yes, you can do this. No, you can’t do that. And that road you hate? Get over it. The road you want more of? Nope, not gonna happen.
We live in the desert, and there’s prickly stuff everywhere.
This is where we’re at with our roads. They are adequate. We want them to be better. They’ll never be good enough.
A whole lot of the stuff in this world doesn’t make sense.
Marlene wrote in with a problem. She got “almost run over” by a bicyclist a while back while on the sidewalk, and this led her to wondering: Are bicycles allowed on the sidewalk? Yup. It’s totally allowed.
Controlling traffic is complicated. Stuff breaks, or it’s harder to install than just plugging it in, or maybe simply getting new stuff isn’t such a good idea when you give it a little more thought.