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Sneckdowns 4: Ain’t Snow Stoppin’ Us Now

12:01 PM EST on February 14, 2014

Photo: ##https://twitter.com/BrooklynSpoke/statuses/419203406059016193##@BrooklynSpoke## via ##https://twitter.com/urbandata/status/434052182002774016##@urbandata##
Photo: @BrooklynSpoke and Transportation Alternatives
Photo: ##https://twitter.com/BrooklynSpoke/statuses/419203406059016193##@BrooklynSpoke## via ##https://twitter.com/urbandata/status/434052182002774016##@urbandata##

Since our last round-up, the sneckdown has drawn attention from publications as varied as The Economist, The Week, Fast Company, Village VoiceAtlantic Cities, and Treehugger. With coverage and photos piling up like so much traffic-calming slush, sneckdown emissary and archivist Clarence Eckerson posted a detailed explainer, dating the concept back to the 1990s. Meanwhile, the city of Raleigh asked residents to send photos of "wasted space at intersections." Clearly, even amid the chaotic weather, 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 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, Seattle, Kansas City, Oklahoma CityLouisville, and Omaha.

Photo: ##https://twitter.com/Streetfilms/status/432944105409101825##@Streetfilms##
34th Avenue and 85th Street, Jackson Heights. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/Streetfilms/status/432944105409101825##@Streetfilms##
Photo: ##https://twitter.com/Streetfilms/status/432944105409101825##@Streetfilms##
Photo: ##https://twitter.com/AlexWithAK/status/434067012621717504##@AlexWithAK##
Columbus Circle. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/AlexWithAK/status/434067012621717504##@AlexWithAK##
Photo: ##https://twitter.com/AlexWithAK/status/434067012621717504##@AlexWithAK##
Photo: Jennifer Aaron
Reade and Greenwich Streets. Photo: Jennifer Aaron
Photo: Jennifer Aaron
Clinton Street and Amity Street. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/nilsd/status/431791802199601152/photo/1##@nilsd##
Clinton Street and Amity Street. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/nilsd/status/431791802199601152/photo/1##@nilsd##
Clinton Street and Amity Street. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/nilsd/status/431791802199601152/photo/1##@nilsd##
Thompson and Spring Streets. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/katehinds/status/434101464517316610##@katehinds##
Thompson and Spring Streets. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/katehinds/status/434101464517316610##@katehinds##
Thompson and Spring Streets. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/katehinds/status/434101464517316610##@katehinds##
Jackson Heights. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/PurpleClarence/status/432957590159785984##@PurpleClarence##
Jackson Heights. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/PurpleClarence/status/432957590159785984##@PurpleClarence##
Jackson Heights. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/PurpleClarence/status/432957590159785984##@PurpleClarence##

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