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June 10th, 2017 at 1:05:38 PM permalink
Quote: Calder

Possibly closing it to private vehicles. Allow only cabs, buses, and shuttles. I'd prohibit limos. This might also free up enough space for the Wiz's monorail idea within the current right-of-way.

But in the end, the strip congestion doesn't bother me, I know enough to just avoid it.



It is a good idea if the city can establish alternate routes for non-commercial vehicles to access to properties on the strip.

The city need tax revenues, and prohibiting private vehicles without providing alternate convenient access points to properties on the strip is like killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
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June 10th, 2017 at 1:52:20 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

One light rain sprinkle and a subway would probably flood.



build it to take care of any city flooding problems

Megastructures - Smart Tunnel Kuala Lumpur Documentary National Geographic.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kw1wuhGg0k
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June 10th, 2017 at 6:27:56 PM permalink
Quote: SanchoPanza

Updated June 9, 2017 - 9:47 pm
Gov. Brian Sandoval gave the green light this week for officials to seek funding to build a light-rail line that could cost up to $705 million and carry passengers from McCarran International Airport to downtown Las Vegas as soon as 2023. -lvrj.com



And for my next prediction, the answer to the card in the envelope that has been hemetically sealed in a pickle jar on the porch of Funk and Wagnell's is,

"Sis Boom Bah"
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June 10th, 2017 at 7:22:59 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

And for my next prediction, the answer to the card in the envelope that has been hemetically sealed in a pickle jar on the porch of Funk and Wagnell's is,



I think it was a mayonnaise jar.
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June 10th, 2017 at 9:12:12 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I think it was a mayonnaise jar.



Hehe... That's only after noon... on the back porch
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June 11th, 2017 at 2:51:51 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

That was my first thought. Despite the enormous cost of boring and the inevitable discrepancy between where pipes are indicated and where they actually are, rember why the land at the old IP was so cheap, it was built over a flood drain.

BEST would be a trackless train....one that follows pavement painted rectangles. No rails, no boring, no construction. Just paint four inch square dice on the strip and its 'instant light rail without any rails'.



Didn't Wynn get a great deal on the land for the Mirage as it was adjacent to a volcano?
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June 11th, 2017 at 11:10:43 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Hehe... That's only after noon... on the back porch



I think there was a WoV trivia challenge question about this.
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June 12th, 2017 at 8:35:19 AM permalink
They should just build an elevated walkway with one of those airport conveyor belts on it.
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June 12th, 2017 at 11:13:15 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

They should just build an elevated walkway with one of those airport conveyor belts on it.

Only if it moves FAST. With all the laws about the handicapped, it would probably crawl and have too many gawkers.
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June 12th, 2017 at 12:31:45 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

it would probably crawl and have too many gawkers.



It definitely would have tons of gawkers. The moving walkway leading into the Bellagio is a perfect example.
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