Las Vegas, paradise of gambling and tourism, was designed for cars. But the economy changed. Traffic had to adopt.
In Las Vegas Boulevard driving speed used to be a continuous 30 m/ph. Gambling halls were transformed into megacasinos, decorated in splendid architecture and overwhelming interiors. The environment inspires customers to spend. But to be visible from passing cars is quite impossible, in this row of too many attractions.
There is more profit in seducing walkers. Fremont Street was transformed into a walkers delight. Casino’s are now connected by crossovers, often covered. Attractive pathways prevent pedestrians to get to their car.