For more information about the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program, including access to resources and yard sign request forms, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/neighborhood-traffic-calming-programMotorists driving along East Evergreen Boulevard are now welcomed to the Edgewood Park Neighborhood with brightly colored signs featuring friendly reminders.“It’s your neighborhood. Drive 25.”“Slow down. Watch for children.”“What’s your hurry?”“Check your speed.”The signs dot Evergreen Boulevard, a main thoroughfare in the neighborhood, to remind drivers to ease off the accelerator and obey the posted 25 mph speed limit. And they’re popping up in neighborhoods across Vancouver.The signs were created by the city of Vancouver’s Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program — a joint effort between the city and the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance. The yard signs are among several resources the program is offering to residents within city limits.“The idea is to get the signs out and make the streets safer for the pedestrians and other folks who use the streets,” said Ross Montgomery, chairman of the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance. “What I’ve heard back is, yes, it’s making a positive difference.”Each city-recognized neighborhood association can obtain eight of the colorful signs for use along their neighborhood streets. People living within city limits can also request one or two signs to place in their yards.
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