Life is a Two-Way Street

Vancouver, Washington's Main St. had languished for years, until city officials turned the street back to two-way traffic. Everyone was surprised at how much difference it made.
December 15, 2009, 2pm PST | Tim Halbur
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"Within a few weeks, the entire business community was celebrating. 'We have twice as many people going by as they did before,' one of the employees at an antique store told a local reporter. The chairman of the Vancouver Downtown Association, Lee Coulthard, sounded more excited than almost anyone else. 'It's like, wow,' he exclaimed, 'why did it take us so long to figure this out?'

A year later, the success of the project is even more apparent."

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Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 in Governing Magazine
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