Bike Share #DTLV
Downtown Las Vegas

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Publisher's note: Downtown Las Vegas is top on our list of favorite places to explore in 2017. Editors are welcome to add new info. We are looking up places of interest - murals, landmarks, good places to eat, drink and gamble. Keep an eye on this page for upcoming meetups, photo safaris and bike rides.

June 1-5 Scheduling Periscope sessions during the Immersion Travel Conference and World Environment Day

Downtown Las Vegas (commonly abbreviated as DTLV) is the central original gambling district and historic center of Las Vegas. It's the heart of the city and one recovering from years of neglect.

Bikes

The next big thing is happening now in downtown Las Vegas.

I'm referring to the growing number of bicycle share programs around the world. New in 2017 is a bike share program run by the city -- https://rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com

Officials say that 'bike sharing makes it economical and convenient to use bikes for trips that are too far to walk but too short to drive.'

We say that bike sharing is fun. A slow adventure fun.

If 2017 has a brightspot, it's this bike sharing program. It could be a lot of fun to get people together to explore downtown on two wheels and that's our plan over the next few months, particularly June 1-5th as we prepare our celebrations of World Environment Day. Given that four of Planeta.com's Colibri Award winners were working with bikes and cycling, it seems a good time to show off what's working locally.

We are reflecting more on bicycle tourism in 2017 and the role bikes play in the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. When there are more options for local and visitors to hop on a bike, city tourism changes.


Key Links
https://rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com
http://www.rtcsnv.com/cycling/bike-share
Hashtag: #RTCBikeShare


How it works
Memberships are required via
https://rtcbikeshare.bcycle.com

Download the app

Sign in via kiosk or app. Remove bicycle.

Return to the bicycle to a stand.

Notice is emailed to you.

Details are updated on the app showing your most recent trips and distance covered.


Comments
Not everyone has the same comfort zone riding in cities.

April 30 - Today I made my first ride downtown. Absolute joy to ride in this weather past locals and party-goers and two weddings. Still figuring out how to rent a bike for someone else. Wish there were shade to see the screen. Wish the app had more info about local happenings near the stations. - Ron Mader

April 31 - Spotted Las Vegas High School (Academy of the Arts). No traffic on a Sunday morning
https://www.periscope.tv/ronmader/1yNGaqzQylXGj #SlowAdventures #RTCities

The official spin: "As a member, you can use a RTC bike to run an errand, grab lunch, travel from the bus stop to your office, or just get some fresh air. That's what makes bike sharing so great: a bike that's there when you need it and gone when you don't. With your RTC bike, you don’t have to look for a parking space or bring your own bike with you everywhere you go. Plus, riding a bike is good for your health and for the environment. It’s the newest and best way to get around downtown. The bikes are specially designed for both you and the city: they fit people of all sizes, thanks to an easy-to-use adjustable seat post. A great front basket provides a space to store your belongings while riding and automatic lights help keep you safe at all times of day. The bikes are equipped with three speeds, that are perfect for your short commute. RTC Bike Share is designed to encourage you to use a a bike for all your short trips. Once you've paid your membership fee, you can take an unlimited number of rides for 30 minutes or less!"


Features
http://www.ktnv.com/news/getting-around-downtown-just-got-a-lot-easier



Headlines

https://qz.com/958307/five-years-later-tony-hsiehs-downtown-project-has-only-a-festival-and-less-than-two-thousand-jobs/
http://dtlv.com/2017/04/12/brewery-hopping/
http://dtlv.com/2017/03/20/seven-nights-dancing-downtown
https://lasvegasweekly.com/intersection/2017/mar/15/these-downtown-vegas-buildings-could-disappear
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/nevada-casinos-notch-104b-win-january-tourism-inches
http://m.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/marketing-homeless-are-biggest-challenges-downtown-las-vegas-gaming-execs
https://lasvegasweekly.com/nightlife/industry-weekly/2017/feb/02/visionary-derek-stevens-the-d-downtown-las-vegas
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/columns/road-warrior/project-would-clear-path-downtown-las-vegas-bicyclists-and-walkers
http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-las-vegas-cortez-hotel-gaughan-suite-20170117-story.html
https://www.casino.org/news/downtown-las-vegas-outpaces-rest-nevada-gaming-markets
http://qz.com/875086/five-years-in-tony-hsiehs-downtown-project-is-hardly-any-closer-to-being-a-real-city
http://vegasseven.com/2016/11/21/links-el-cortez-chain
http://reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/el-cortez-downtown-las-vegas-celebrates-75-years
Electric shuttle buses would offer free rides in downtown Las Vegas by 2017
http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/jun/15/city-council-adopts-new-master-plan-for-downtown-l
355-page document
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/worker-behind-praying-mantis-may-have-hottest-las-vegas-job-photos
http://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/If-you-hate-Las-Vegas-you-ll-love-our-Downtown-7395593.php
http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/apr/13/master-plan-outlines-a-green-downtown-las-vegas-wi
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/gold-spike-transforms-smoke-filled-dive-trendy-hangout-downtown-las-vegas
http://www.reviewjournal.com/view/downtown/galleries-curious-theater-downtown-vegas-has-it-all
http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/mar/08/public-meetings-set-for-downtown-las-vegas-master
Troubling questions surround impoverished area in Las Vegas - @jlnevadasmith
http://www.reviewjournal.com/view/more-revitalization-horizon-2016-downtown-las-vegas
http://lasvegasweekly.com/as-we-see-it/2015/dec/29/profile-downtown-project-exec-mark-rowland-reflect
http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2015/12/downtown_las_vegas_nostalgic_f.html
Downtown Las Vegas is now a place to stay, shop and play after a glitzy makeover
http://lasvegasweekly.com/news/2015/nov/12/downtown-las-vegas-guide-eat-drink-see-do-party
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/new-master-plan-will-continue-to-grow-downtown-las-vegas
Good news is bad news for downtown's image
theArt
inally-deciding-on-a-vision-for-downtown-las-vega
planners-share-three-strategies-for-downtown
downtown-las-vegas-celebrate-2015
downtown-on-the-rise-gaming-revenue-up-two-years-i - @thejdmorris

Street Art

https://twitter.com/ronmader/status/843174228564234240

Murals

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-las-vegas-murals-20170221-story.html

Wikipedia

Downtown Las Vegas

Quotes

“I absolutely see tourist travel increasing into the downtown and becoming explosive, a place of which millennials and even their parents can come and enjoy living, and being productive and having a phenomenal time.
- Carolyn Goodman, #StateofVegas January 2017

rss

downtown vegas - Google News


Twitter

@DTContainerPark
@LasVegasLocally
https://twitter.com/VitalVegas
@LVNHMuseum
@CarsonKitchen
@ofacedoughnuts
@TheBeatLV
@parkonfremont
@ReDowntownLV
@downtown3rd
@joedowntownlv
@DowntownProjLV
@GoldenGateVegas
@PlazaLasVegas
@DTLVfans
https://twitter.com/ElCortezLV

Downtown: Container Park

Places to visit downtown - it's a shopping/restaurant complex built from shipping containers. It may not sound like much, but it's the first successful renovation/reclamation in the downtown. Compare the mood here to Fremont Street Experience. If you want to be jarred and delighted, Fremont is electric fun. If you want to slow down in a family-friendly environment, this is the place. On Facebook as Downtown Container Park - https://www.facebook.com/DowntownContainerPark - and on the wiki as http://planeta.wikispaces.com/dtlv#container

Geodesic dome
http://thedomelv.com

opened in 2013.

Key Links
http://downtowncontainerpark.com - http://downtowncontainerpark.com/events
http://downtowncontainerpark.com/category/downtown-las-vegas-experience
http://downtowncontainerpark.com/sitemap/
https://www.facebook.com/DowntownContainerPark
- @DTContainerPark

Flickr
Container Park - Ron Mader

Features
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/worker-behind-praying-mantis-may-have-hottest-las-vegas-job-photos
Downtown's Container Park: A good fit for all businesses?
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/downtown-s-container-park-officially-full
Joe Downtown: Does your business fit into a cube? Container Park seeks tenants
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/angry-tenants-voice-complaints-about-downtown-container-park
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/downtown/dome-theater-opens-at-container-park-in-downtown-las-vegas

Google: praying mantis las vegas

Zappos Tours

Our Zappos Tour Experience is a 90-minute guided tour that tells the story of Zappos.com and our unique culture. Learn about our company’s history, culture, and campus complete with a ball pit, product photo studio, and virtual reality customer service experience.
https://www.zapposinsights.com/tours
Questions or concerns? Call us at 1 (877) 513-7424 or email us at Tours@Zappos.com.
At this time tour groups are limited to 8 people.
Price: $10 per person

@ZapposInsights
Zappos Chow & WOW Tour Experience
Zappos Art Tour
Big Package Tour (Large Groups)
Zappos Downtown Escapade Tour Experience

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh: What I regret about pouring $350 million into Las Vegas
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/zapposs-ceo-is-helping-revitalize-downtown-las-vegas-he-took-me-on-a-whirlwind-tour/2017/01/19/b1e62e2e-d8f4-11e6-9a36-1d296534b31e_story.html


Recommended Listening

Downtown Las Vegas: A Dream Deferred? - KNPR - @joedowntownlv @PandoDaily @KNPRnews @DowntownProjLV @markorowlo
http://dtlv.com/2015/07/15/mark-rowland-dtp
Downtown closures attributed to growing pains

Writer's Block

1020 Fremont Street

http://www.thewritersblock.org
https://www.facebook.com/thewritersblocklv

@writersblocklv

Atomic Liquors

@AtomicLiquorsLV
https://www.facebook.com/AtomicLasVegas
http://dtlv.com/2017/05/03/history-in-a-bottle-the-evolution-of-atomic-liquors

Commonwealth

http://commonwealthlv.com/venue
https://www.facebook.com/CommonwealthLV

Fremont Street

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2014/jan/30/fremont-street-then-and-now
http://vegasseven.com/latest/2013/09/03/mrs-mayor-tear-down-canopy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_Street
http://www.livinginlv.com/index.php/2007/09/03/48-fremont-east-district-revitalizing-downtown-las-vegas
http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2013/jul/09/joe-downtown-fremont-street-executives-say-downtow

Fremont Street Experience

http://vegasexperience.com
http://lasvegasmagazine.com/entertainment/2015/dec/11/downtown-fremont-street-experience
Fremont Experience opened in 1995

Binions
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/binion-s-downtown-las-vegas-celebrates-65th-anniversary

Where to eat


La Comida
Cosmopolitan Mexican fare and fresh fruit margaritas in a delightfully funky atmosphere.
Located at 100 Sixth St. Las Vegas.
100 Sixth Street

http://lacomidalv.com
https://twitter.com/LaComidaLV
https://www.facebook.com/LaComidaLV

El Sombrero Las Vegas
http://elsombrerovegas.com
@elsombrerovegas

https://www.facebook.com/elsombrerocafelasvegas
https://plus.google.com/100566764133361835152

http://bochosushi.com - http://bochosushi.com/bocho-menu

Bocho derives from the Japenese word for “Knife”. Bocho is a traditional Japanese restaurant with standard seating upstairs and an 18-seat sushi bar downstairs.



Conversation Starters

What are no official boundaries?
About 5% of Las Vegas' overnight visitors stay downtown every year

Downtown Master Plan

Downtown Master Plan
http://downtown.vegas/work/neighborhoods-districts/future-neighborhood-plan
http://www.visionlv.com
Hashtag: #VisionLV



http://archpaper.com/2016/04/las-vegas-is-proposing-a-new-downtown-master-plan/


Elsewhere on the Web
http://www.visionlv.com - #visionlv
http://dtlv.com
http://dtlv.com/2015/01/08/the-once-and-future-downtown
@DTLVfans
http://www.downtownpodcast.tv - @DowntownPodcast
Hashtag: #MenWhoBlogDTLV
https://www.facebook.com/groups/221775444677338



Bars and Pubs

Banger Brewing, 450 Fremont
@BangerBrewing

http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/tenaya-creek-brews-join-downtown-las-vegas-scene

Griffin
http://hauteliving.com/2016/04/the-griffin-provides-haute-vintage-vibes-in-downtown-las-vegas/603782/
http://www.fremontstreetbars.com/fremont-east-bars/the-griffin/




Slideshare



Challenge: Find a cool place to sit




Rediscover Downtown

The mission of REDISCOVER DOWNTOWN is to encourage locals to visit and rediscover the heart of Las Vegas.
@ReDowntownLV
http://www.downtownlasvegasalliance.com
https://www.facebook.com/RediscoverDowntownLasVegas

Downtown

Downtown Projects Map
http://downtownproject.com
@EmergencyArts

http://triplegeorgegrill.com - @TripleGeorge
http://www.reviewjournal.com/trending/silver-state/how-well-do-you-know-downtown-las-vegas-quiz
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/nov/20/downtown-and-out-the-truth-about-tony-hsiehs-350m-las-vegas-project

Bike share
http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_release/12272315/rtc-bike-share-to-officially-roll-through-downtown-las-vegas-with-event-on-oct-27

Downtown Neon


El Sombrero Cafe (Mexican Food), Downtown Las Vegas 10.2015 #dtlv


Questions

Are there walking tours in Downtown Las Vegas? = ¿Hay caminatas en el centro de Las Vegas?
Where can I rent a bicycle?

#DTLV Request: Friends are visiting. What's your favorite walking itinerary including Container Park and El Cortez? Where to visit? Who to visit? Suggestions welcome! Also, for future reference, where could we go if we had bikes?





Embedded Tweets


https://twitter.com/rtcsnv/status/814199557559123968









Ron in Downtown Las Vegas #dtlv 08.2014 (square)



Downtown Podcast

http://www.downtownpodcast.tv
Downtown Podcast YouTube Channel
@DowntownPodcast

Strat
http://www.stratospherehotel.com/Flyers/SkyLounge/Happy-Hour-Appetizers




Punk Rock Bowling

http://www.reviewjournal.com/neon/sounds/punk-rock-bowling-has-become-memorial-day-tradition-downtown-las-vegas
https://twitter.com/PunkRockBowling
https://twitter.com/hashtag/PUNKROCKBOWLING