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Temporary Chicanes Calm Mr. Eckerson’s Neighborhood

3:36 PM EDT on March 11, 2008


StreetFilms'
Clarence Eckerson, Jr., shows how the alternate side dance can slow traffic.

On alternate side of the street parking days, many communities inBrooklyn have worked out a deal so car owners are allowed to doublepark without impunity so the streets can get their weekly brushing.(Okay, let’s not touch that argument today.) During the interimswitchover when drivers are relocating their cars - usually lastingabout 15 to 20 minutes - chicanes are temporarily created, whichdelightfully slow car speeds to more human levels.

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