Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Sneckdown Cometh!

Image: Clarence Eckerson/BBC
Image by Clarence Eckerson, taken from Streetsblog.
Very cool to see Clarence Eckerson's work getting some national attention.  BoingBoing picked up Clarence's work on the #sneckdown, the traffic pattern revealed in the snow left behind that neatly demonstrates via the snowy mess what road space can most easily be reclaimed for pedestrians.
Clarence Eckerson made a splash with a pair of videos that documented the latent traffic-calming measures lurking in New York's streets, revealed by heavy snowfall. These "neckdowns," left behind by snowplows, provide an existence proof of the ways that changes in curbs and streets would make things safer for drivers and pedestrians.
Clever work.

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