Rick Steves: Imagine a pedestrian-friendly Edmonds center


Last updated 5/15/2020 at 4:07pm

Brian Soergel

Rick Steves imagines a traffic-free Edmonds fountain piazza.

Sitting at the fountain at Fifth and Main, as I do occasionally in a very gentle act of civil disobedience, I wave at passing cars as if they were people strolling by. I conjure up a traffic-free scene of busy shoppers, moms and dads with stroller...

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Reader Comments(2)

Sabrina & Bill Friend writes:

I love this idea. I live two blocks from the fountain and would not mind driving out of my way to avoid pedestrians and make eating and wandering outside safer. After leaving NYC and returning, I was shocked that Times Square was closed to cars. It has transformed the area and traffic managed to find its way. Sabrina Friend

Kacey Hawker writes:

Yes - I truly can imagine this! Rick took me there immediately in my mind with his usual great story telling. And if full time is not an option, what about part time; perhaps 2 weekends a month to try it out? It could be wonderfully delightful.


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