Send us your sneckdown pictures
Now that we've had a big snow in DC, send us pictures of sneckdowns you spot in the wild. You can tweet them with hashtag #dcsneckdown, or email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. On Monday, Greater Greater Washington and BeyondDC will publish the best ones.
Sneckdowns are where snow formations show the street spaces cars don't use.
GGW reader Ralph Garboushian sent us this one already. He describes it:
Shoveling and plowing patterns in front of my house show how the intersection of Potomac Avenue, E Street & 18th Street SE could be made safer for both pedestrians and motorists. The current design is a disaster—We look forward to seeing more!
I have seen several [crashes] at this intersection, including one that sent a car nearly into my front yard and another that took out a historic call box and nearly knocked down a utility pole. In addition, this intersection is right in front of Congressional Cemetery and on the way to the Metro and sees heavy pedestrian traffic.
The intersection's poor design combined with motorists speeding down Potomac create a hostile and dangerous atmosphere for pedestrians. This intersection desperately needs traffic calming and these plow/shovel patterns illustrate how it could be done.
Cross-posted at BeyondDC.
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