Las Vegas’ new safety features? The city wants to stay fun — and secure

Las Vegas' new safety features? The city wants to stay fun -- and secure

Las Vegas’ new safety features? The city wants to stay fun — and secure is on a self-improvement kick. The city wants to keep the vibe fun but also make sure the 42 million visitors who come each year feel safe. Vegas is adding thousands of metal traffic barriers to protect the Strip’s sidewalks from careening cars, and new pedestrian bridges to keep crowds moving on crowded streets. “Obviously, we’re an economy that’s based on tourism, so we want that whole visitor experience … to be very positive,” said deputy chief Andy Walsh of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The most visible safety upgrade is the addition of bollards — 5-foot-high metal posts anchored by rebar and sunk into 12 inches of concrete — being installed this month on sidewalks along the Strip. When completed, 4,600 posts will guard a six-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara […]

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