Traffic-safety proposals sought by Vancouver officials

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Vancouver residents have until June to propose a traffic-calming project and vie for a share of $80,000.

The Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance will hear ideas at its 7 p.m. May 21 meeting at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St. Officials will rank proposals and decide in November which will move forward. Seven projects have been pitched so far.

The city budgeted $80,000 this year and $120,000 for 2014 for projects meant to slow traffic. Traffic-calming tools include speed cushions, signs and medians.

Contact alliance Chairman Ross Montgomery at 360-892-1968 or montre2ecs@aol.com to schedule a presentation. Proposals also can be made June 18. Online pre-applications must also be completed by June 28. Learn more at Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program.