Alternative Transportation to Work
Means of Transportation to Work in the city of Las Vegas
One of the City Council's strategic priorities is improving transportation mobility. In 2016, the City Council approved the Las Vegas Mobility Master Plan. The key performance indicator is to increase the percentage of Las Vegas residents using alternative means of transportation to get to work, which includes walking, biking and using transit. The recent expansion of transportation network companies (TNC’s) into southern Nevada like UBER and LYFT has the potential to significantly increase the percent of residents using privately run transit systems specifically through their rideshare services like UBER Pool and LYFT Line which began service in Las Vegas in November 2016. Currently, the American Community Survey data used in this key performance indicator is not capturing TNC trips. This goal will also help pave the way for a growing economy by better managing the growth in traffic demands and improving safety and sustainability. Click the 'Explore the Data' link above to view the percentage of residents using each major mode of transportation to get to work. The supporting measures discussed below will help achieve the key performance indicator.
Measure 1: Bike Lane Accessibility
As of July 1, 2018, 87% of city residents lived a 1/4 of a mile or less from a trail or bike lane. In order to increase alternative modes of transportation, city residents need to have convenient and comfortable access to on-street bike lanes or off-street bike lanes/multi-use trails that are within close proximity to home, work and play. Click here for the full interactive map view.
Measure 2: Bike Lane Buffers
Bike Lane Accessibility within 1/4 Mile
Buffered Bike Lanes
Measure 3: Bus Stop Safety & Comfort
Increase the percentage of bus stops that have turnouts or shelters set back at least five feet from the curb from 30.5% in 2016 to 75% by 2025.
Setting bus stops back five feet from the curb can help people feel more comfortable while using our transit system on roads with speeds of 35 mph or higher. These changes to infrastructure could help improve the safety of bus riders waiting for a bus and boost ridership by providing a more comfortable bus stop environment. In 2016, 30.5% of bus stops on city streets had been set back at least five feet. By July 1, 2018, that number increased to 40.3%. Click here for the full interactive map view.