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Residents hoping for crosswalk near new southwest development

Michael Lopardi

Residents hoping for crosswalk near new southwest development

CREATED Apr. 10, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Some people in the southwest part of the Valley say pedestrians are risking their lives just to get across the street.

Now they want to know what it will take to get a crosswalk in their neighborhood, where many pedestrians try to cross Windmill at Wild Rose.

The issue is personal for David Kandel. He owns a home in nearby York Village, where many of the pedestrians cross to get to the library.

"I see kids constantly running across the street. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when somebody's going to get hit by a car," said Kandel.

Kandel said the area in front of the development needs a crosswalk. He emailed his concerns to Clark County in March, but still hasn't seen any changes. That's when he emailed Action News.

The next closest crosswalk Action News found is several blocks away at Rainbow and Windmill.

Clark County said it's considering filling in the gaps in the sidewalk on the south side of Windmill, meaning pedestrians would have to walk several blocks to get to the nearest crosswalk.

Kandel provided Action News with an email from the county calling the plan "safer and preferred."

Action News asked Clark County what it would take to get a crosswalk there. They said this would be a mid-block crossing, and pedestrians are safer crossing at traffic signals.