Las Vegas Strip tourists can’t stop on pedestrian bridges under new county ordinance

Las Vegas Strip tourists can’t stop on pedestrian bridges under new county ordinance

Article brief provided by The Nevada Independent
  • Jannelle Calderon, The Nevada Independent
January 2, 2024 8:24 PM
  • Jannelle Calderon, The Nevada Independent

People on the Las Vegas Strip will no longer be allowed to stop on pedestrian bridges aside from “incidental and fleeting viewing” after Clark County commissioners passed an ordinance on the matter Tuesday morning.

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The ordinance, which supporters say will help with crime and pedestrian safety but opponents say criminalizes harmless activities, prohibits stopping, standing or congregating on the pedestrian bridges and up to 20 feet where the bridges connect to street-level sidewalks.

Violators could face a misdemeanor charge and, if found guilty, up to six months in jail or a $1,000 fine. Signage of the new law will be posted on and around the bridges, officials said.