Bollard proposal to protect pedestrians on LV Strip

LAS VEGAS - More than a year after a woman intentionally rammed her car through crowds of people on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk, the county is working to prevent future incidents.

Clark County Public Works received a request from Metro Police to install bollards along Las Vegas Boulevard in areas where there are high pedestrian volumes and no barriers separating the sidewalk from the street.

Bollards are sturdy, protective, vertical posts that are designed to prevent car ramming attacks.

The Public Works staff will provide a report with proposed locations and costs during the next County Commission meeting on June 6.

Similar bollards were installed in Manhattan after terrorists overseas began using cars as weapons of mass destruction.

"The time has come,” Sisolak said. "It'll be anesthetically pleasing, yet at the same time, it's going to be functional”.

The I-Team's George Knapp spoke with Sheriff Joseph Lombardo earlier this year.

"They talk about knives and they talk about anything at your disposal, in particular a vehicle,” Lombardo said. “You have access to vehicles all day."

In 2015, Lakeisha Holloway drove her car onto a busy sidewalk along the Las Vegas Strip injuring dozens and killing one person.

"If we can prevent one fatality, it's money well spent," Sisolak said.

The proposal will be presented to Clark County Commissioners Tuesday morning.


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