Driving down East Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas this past Saturday I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. I slowed my truck and did a u-turn and pulled into the parking lot. Driving down the sidewalk was a lady I had never met on a mobility scooter with a little beautiful princess at her feet. I introduced myself and asked them if I might be able to talk with them and learn more about their experiences on our streets in Las Vegas. I explained that I was part of a group that advocates for safer, healthier and more connected streets and neighborhoods in our community. I learned that Grandma(Peggy) was born with Spina bifida and little Parker was her granddaughter. They were traveling from their apartment to get groceries. I captured their story on video here.
What is a complete street?
Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from where they need to go.
To Join us in advocating for safer streets that are connected to parks, trails and designed for all users click on the link below and join the Southern Nevada Complete Streets Coalition. We can make a difference.