Two-way streets in Vancouver WA, Part 1: “It’s like, wow, why did it take us so long to figure this out?”

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Vancouver, Washington … 2009. It’s a place where Bob Caesar does not live, because it’s a city where reason prevailed.

Conversion to two-way streets revs up Vancouver retailers, by Allan Brettman (The Oregonian)

Converting three downtown streets from one-way to two-way appears to have done what a multimillion-dollar mixed-use makeover has not: breathe some life into the tired thoroughfares.

“Now we have twice as many people going by as they did before,” said David Tarver, an employee of Old Town Antique Market on Main Street …

… “It exceeded our expectations,” said Lee Coulthard, chairman of Vancouver’s Downtown Association. “It’s like, wow, why did it take us so long to figure this out?”

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