- Streetsblog New York City - http://www.streetsblog.org -

Sneckdowns 4: Ain’t Snow Stoppin’ Us Now

Posted By Brad Aaron On February 14, 2014 @ 12:01 pm In Traffic Calming | 16 Comments

Since our last round-up [4], the sneckdown has drawn attention from publications as varied as The Economist [5], The Week [6], Fast Company [7], Village Voice [8]Atlantic Cities [9], and Treehugger [10]. With coverage and photos piling up like so much traffic-calming slush, sneckdown emissary and archivist Clarence Eckerson posted a detailed explainer [11], dating the concept back to the 1990s. Meanwhile, the city of Raleigh asked residents to send photos [12] of “wasted space at intersections.” Clearly, even amid the chaotic weather [13], the idea that there should be more room for people on U.S. streets has struck a chord.

There is a rumor that WPIX reporter Arthur Chi’en [14] is putting together a sneckdown segment for tonight. While we look forward to that, here are some shots taken in New York City over the last week. For more, check out what sneckdown spotters are seeing in Boston [15], Seattle [16], Kansas City [17], Oklahoma City [18]Louisville [19], and Omaha [20].

Photo: ##https://twitter.com/Streetfilms/status/432944105409101825##@Streetfilms## [21]

34th Avenue and 85th Street, Jackson Heights. Photo: @Streetfilms [22]

Photo: ##https://twitter.com/AlexWithAK/status/434067012621717504##@AlexWithAK## [23]

Columbus Circle. Photo: @AlexWithAK [24]

Photo: Jennifer Aaron [25]

Reade and Greenwich Streets. Photo: Jennifer Aaron

Clinton Street and Amity Street. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/nilsd/status/431791802199601152/photo/1##@nilsd## [26]

Clinton Street and Amity Street. Photo: @nilsd [27]

Thompson and Spring Streets. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/katehinds/status/434101464517316610##@katehinds## [28]

Thompson and Spring Streets. Photo: @katehinds [29]

Jackson Heights. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/PurpleClarence/status/432957590159785984##@PurpleClarence## [30]

Jackson Heights. Photo: @PurpleClarence [31]


Article printed from Streetsblog New York City: http://www.streetsblog.org

URL to article: http://www.streetsblog.org/2014/02/14/sneckdowns-4-aint-snow-stoppin-us-now/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/sneckurbandata.jpg

[2] @BrooklynSpoke: https://twitter.com/BrooklynSpoke/statuses/419203406059016193

[3] Transportation Alternatives: http://transalt.org/files/news/streetbeat/2014/Feb/0213.html

[4] our last round-up: http://www.streetsblog.org/2014/02/05/sneckdowns-3-theres-snow-going-back/

[5] The Economist: http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/02/natural-traffic-control

[6] The Week: http://theweek.com/article/index/256456/sneckdowns-how-snowstorms-can-teach-us-to-build-smarter-roads

[7] Fast Company: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026110/the-east-coasts-wintry-mess-is-the-perfect-weather-for-a-good-sneckdown

[8] Village Voice: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2014/02/sneckdown.php

[9] Atlantic Cities: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2014/02/2014s-endless-snow-has-least-been-good-transportation-nerds/8352/

[10] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/what-heck-sneckdown.html

[11] detailed explainer: http://www.streetfilms.org/the-complete-origin-of-the-sneckdown/

[12] asked residents to send photos: https://twitter.com/RaleighMoves/status/432883665693978624

[13] chaotic weather: http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/02/snow-ground-49-us-states/358101/

[14] Arthur Chi’en: https://twitter.com/Arthur_Chien/status/431092122037813248

[15] Boston: https://twitter.com/beltline_pres/status/431871257856864256

[16] Seattle: https://twitter.com/Mpgreenways/status/432746793088987136

[17] Kansas City: https://twitter.com/KCMidtowner/status/433981905080311809

[18] Oklahoma City: https://twitter.com/shanehamp/status/431881003498360833

[19] Louisville: https://twitter.com/stadsbeeld/status/431616043648557056

[20] Omaha: https://twitter.com/cmo1480/status/431886347918258176

[21] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/snecktruck-1.jpg

[22] @Streetfilms: https://twitter.com/Streetfilms/status/432944105409101825

[23] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/sneckcolumbuscircle.jpg

[24] @AlexWithAK: https://twitter.com/AlexWithAK/status/434067012621717504

[25] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/sneckreadegreenwich.jpg

[26] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/sneckamityclinton.jpg

[27] @nilsd: https://twitter.com/nilsd/status/431791802199601152/photo/1

[28] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/sneckthompsonspring.jpg

[29] @katehinds: https://twitter.com/katehinds/status/434101464517316610

[30] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/sneckjaxhgts.jpg

[31] @PurpleClarence: https://twitter.com/PurpleClarence/status/432957590159785984

Copyright © 2008 Streetsblog. All rights reserved.