Rick Steves: Imagine a pedestrian-friendly Edmonds center
Last updated 5/15/2020 at 4:07pm
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 strollers, and sidewalk café tables brimming with happy diners.
What if the core of Edmonds – just one block on each of the four streets from the fountain – was pedestrian-only? What if every day felt like the Saturday Market? Then, a police officer interrupts my fantasy, and with a friendly wink, asks me to move along.
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