Parking or walking has been prohibited on the walkways above the famous Las Vegas Strip since Tuesday. Violators face a fine of $1,000 (921 euros) or a prison sentence of up to six months.
The Las Vegas Strip is considered one of the tourist attractions of the American city. There are many hotels and casinos on the street. Tourists often take photos from the pedestrian bridges over the Strip.
Since Tuesday, those pedestrian bridges have been prohibited from “stopping, standing, or engaging in an activity that causes another person to stop,” the news agency reported. AP. Representatives of Clark County, the area in which Las Vegas is located, voted unanimously this week in favor of a proposal to that effect.
The ban aims to ensure that pedestrian flow through the walkways is not impeded. Clark County said in a statement that it does not aim to target street performers and people taking photos on bridges.
The measure “will help ensure our world-class tourism destination remains a safe place for people to visit and transit,” the district wrote. Stopping to use the elevator, stairs or escalators is still permitted.
Not everyone is happy with the ban. Critics point out that this measure conflicts with, among other things, the right to demonstrate and the right to express religious beliefs. Clark County will post signs reminding people to walk on the bridges.
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