Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | 12:55 p.m.
The Clark County Commission approved measures Tuesday aimed at decreasing the number of vendors peddling water and wares on the Las Vegas Strip.
By unanimous vote, commissioners said no more peddling on the public right-of-way, which includes sidewalks on the Strip. Water peddlers and others who ask to be paid for a service will be banned.
The change does nothing, however, about the so-called “card slappers,” who slap glossy business cards on their hands in front of pedestrians, trying to get them to take the cards that advertise “girls direct to your room.”
The county, however, is spending $581,000 to study pedestrian traffic on the Strip. If the study finds card slappers create bottlenecks that force pedestrians to walk into the street, there has been talk of drafting ordinances to force them to be more dispersed.
The study was commissioned in April and was expected to take three months to complete.