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North Las Vegas seeks input on plan for cyclists, pedestrians

Updated December 14, 2018 - 12:16 am

North Las Vegas is developing a pedestrian and bicycle plan to make walking and cycling more comfortable and convenient, the city announced Wednesday.

Officials are looking for public feedback to include in their plan. Residents can use an interactive map online to mark where they walk or bike and to suggest routes they believe need improvement. Residents can also vote for points other residents have placed on the map.

“As part of this program, we’re going to be looking at the existing level of pedestrian and bicycle usage that we have on the sidewalks and trails that we have in the city,” said Tim Reesman, senior engineer with the city of North Las Vegas. “We’re looking to increase, as much as we can, the use of those.”

The city has 15 miles of trails, running mostly along the Las Vegas Wash, which include a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 15 near Cheyenne Avenue.

“People can ride or walk the Las Vegas Wash trail from the northwest part of North Las Vegas all the way down to Wetlands Park,” said Johanna Murphy, principal planner with the city.

To participate in the survey, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com/departments/public_works/ped-bike-plan.php..

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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