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
Increase city residents that live within ¼ mile of a bike lane or multi-use trail from 85% in 2017 to 98% by 2021.

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
Increase on-street buffered bike lanes throughout the city of Las Vegas from 2.75% in 2016 to 20% by 2025.
The city is committed to attracting more riders to our bike lanes. On higher volume and higher speed roadways, city residents need access to “higher rider comfort” bike lanes such as buffered bike lanes which provide a space between cyclists and adjacent vehicles. In 2016, buffered bike lanes accounted for 2.75% of city bike lanes. As of July 1, 2018, this has risen to 5.26%.   Click here for the full interactive map view. 
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.

Measure 4: Pedestrian Safety
Decrease the pedestrian incapacitated injury and fatality rate (per 100,000 population) by 25% by 2025.
The pedestrian injury and fatality rate decreased from 11.77 per 100,000 population in 2015 to 11.09 per 100,000 as of July 1, 2018. The target is 8.83 per 100,000 population. The Las Vegas Mobility Master Plan reflects a significant amount of complete street improvements that aim to improve pedestrian safety. Examples include wider sidewalks, curb extensions, pedestrian crosswalk warning flashers, improved lighting, and raised medians. Click here for the full interactive map view of data for FY 2016 and FY 2017.
Bus Stop Safety and Comfort
Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities FY 2018