Las Vegas Sun

October 31, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Love the marathon, hate the disruption

The Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon was definitely a worthwhile endeavor, certainly brought income to our city, and gave Las Vegas some needed positive publicity. However, the event was very disruptive to the local community and, for all too many residents, a gross intrusion into our lives.

Simple inconveniences such as not being able to get to planned events or keeping show or restaurant reservations were probably costly to some businesses.

Worse was the inability of workers to get to their places of employment, costing them needed wages, while workers on the job struggled to get home to their families.

Worst of all was the burden on people in critical callings such as nurses, doctors and even answering service personnel who need to get to hospitals or other places where they were needed.

Surely we have enough peripherally located streets on which to hold a sporting event rather than cutting our city in half.

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