Now and then: from one way to two ways at Fifth and Main

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    From the Edmonds Historical Museum archives, photos showing Main Street, above the 5th Avenue intersection, in November 1962 (at left) and 2015

    Did you know: In May 1969, after a “stormy hearing,” the Edmonds City Council voted to end one-way traffic on 5th Avenue and Main Street. The council approved the change to two-way traffic on 5th Ave between Bell and Dayton Streets and along Main Street against the recommendation from the Council Street Committee, who voiced their opinion for no change. 

    5 Replies to “Now and then: from one way to two ways at Fifth and Main”

      1. I rarely park along Main. I much prefer parking in the library parking lot or along Dayton or 7th.

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    1. Maybe we could have a little campaign to promote the benefits of walking from more distant parking spaces such as the library. Think of the calories you burn and the build up of leg muscles.

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    2. For those who can walk that far, it would free up spaces for those who can’t.
      Not sure how that could be implemented but I think it’s worth exploring. Make the downtown core a walking city with outlying spaces for those who need something closer. Maybe even a drop-off zone.

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