Initial discussions about bollard installations started after a December 2015 incident when a driver plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort. Lakeisha Holloway, 28, is scheduled to go to trial March 30, 2020. The urgency increased after similar incidents happened in Barcelona, Spain, and Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.
Construction workers began installing 3,000 steel posts along Las Vegas Strip sidewalks early Tuesday morning to protect pedestrians from nearby traffic. Government officials say the 4-foot-tall posts are strong enough to stop a flatbed truck traveling 55 mph. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
800 steel posts in place on the Las Vegas Strip. 7,500 still to install in 2018. Posts will stop a 15,000-pound vehicle going 50 mph.