The DIY Sneckdown and Other Snow-Based Traffic Calming

The Department of Sanitation said yesterday that the city is finally working to clear bike lanes of snow and ice. But five days after Jonas moved on, there’s still plenty of slippery, slushy stuff where people walk and bike on New York City streets.

On the upside, it’s a been a great week for sneckdowns. Here’s another set of photos (plus a video!) of nature’s traffic-calming in action, in NYC and beyond.

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Here They Are: Your First Sneckdowns of Winter 2016

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#sneckdown on Court Street @StreetsblogNYC pic.twitter.com/sv09VYYqU2 — Bahij Chancey (@Bahij) January 25, 2016 Like much of the East Coast, New York got walloped on Saturday, so the next few days will be prime sneckdown time. Here’s the season’s first collection of photos from NYC, where “nature’s tracing paper” is outlining street redesign opportunities all over the city. […]

Sneckdown Fever!

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With more than two feet of snow expected to accumulate on NYC streets in the next couple of days, this city is about to get blanketed by nature’s traffic calming. Sneckdown fever won’t be far behind. To get things started, we’re reposting the classic 2011 Streetfilm that introduced the phrase “snowy neckdown,” a concept that […]
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Sometimes #Sneckdown Dreams Come True!

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Ah yes, that’s the now-famous “Snowy Neckdown Redux: Winter Traffic Calming” Streetfilm above. As you may recall, I shot the video in my Queens neighborhood of Jackson Heights a few years ago to demonstrate how we could extend our curbs further into the streets to slow drivers and shorten pedestrian crossing distances. Then the idea completely […]