(Troy Wayrynen/The Columbian)
January 30, 2012
Melissa Tiefenthaler got a grant from the Vancouver Safe Neighborhood Streets Fund to install the city’s first rubber sidewalk in the Hough neighborhood. The flexible sidewalk helped save a tree whose roots had upheaved the concrete sidewalk, causing a tripping hazard. “I hope to save a lot of trees,” Tiefenthaler said.