LAS VEGAS - A concerned cyclist who rides across Durango Drive from Desert Inn Road to Charleston Boulevard expressed concern about drivers who don't share the road with cyclists.
The viewer wants to see painted bike lanes and more frequent street sweeping in that area.
This stretch of Durango is a designated bicycle route, which is defined as a shared roadway with signs and curb lanes that are at least 14 feet wide. This is different from a bike lane, which is striped and is at least four feet wide.
The City of Las Vegas maintains most of this stretch, and crews say this road can't accommodate bike lanes; the outside lanes are only 12 feet wide.
Drivers must give at least three feet of space between their vehicles and bicycle riders. It is the law.
As for the street sweepers, city representatives say crews sweep approximately 160,000 lane miles a year, which exceeds safety standards. They clean Durango once every two weeks.