Reader Poll Replies:
* I think they should not allow people in the streets, that
is just asking for problems. Gloria IA
* Seems to me that it would
be very hard to keep security in line with thousand of people roaming
the strip, so I guess I would think it is a bad idea. Hank T.
* I think it would be a
great Idea to block the strip from motor vehicle use. The Strip is
congested enough on a regular day let alone on weekends. With New Years
Eve falling on a Saturday this year, The crowds will be large. Since it
is not illegal to have beverages outside and you can walk around with
them, I think it would be a great idea to have all the Strip Hotels
sponsor a giant street party the length of the Strip from Tropicana to
Sahara. Each hotel can have alcohol and food stands set up. Bands can be
playing. That would be awesome if it would happen. By the way, I will be
in Vegas, not for New Year's Eve, but a couple weeks later. This will be
the 30th year our group has come out in January. I also come out in the
spring or summer. I really enjoy Vegas and would love to move there some
year. Chuck Merica
* Closing the Strip to
auto/bus/taxi traffic for New Years creates new promotional
opportunities. Street vendors and performance artists, adult beverage
kiosks, and games resulting in gifts or show tickets. An atmosphere
crafted to resemble Mardi Gras in what's left of the French Quarter.
Like the Fremont Street Experience without the claustrophobic ceiling.
Horse and pedal carriages winding through the crowds like they do on
Main Street in Disneyland. Police in bright yellow jackets with their
bicycles keeping order, augmented by casino security to haul offenders
to the rear of the buildings, to disappear via Koval or Industrial.
Prime Directive: If they're not going to be inside spending money, give
opportunity to spend it outside. Las Vegas New Years Collectable Beads.
Start a new tradition. Don in Portland
* I personally think it is a great
idea to block off the strip to vehicles and let people have the whole
strip to themselves to wander and party. Traffic is an absolute night
mare on the strip, especially during the summer months when you have the
most tourist traffic. I think for this one night, everyone should park
theirs cars, get out and walk, or take the monorail and enjoy the strip
without having to worry about possibly being hit by a fast moving car.
There are other entrances that taxi's and vehicles can use rather than
the entrances from the strip. It's a great Idea. JDW - Seattle,
* I think it is a good idea,
because people will do it anyhow! Also, by having it blocked off, there
is less likely of pedestrian/automobile accidents. George Gryak