Sneckdowns take over the streets
The recent snow made for the best sneckdown spotting weather in DC since the term first entered our lexicon. Last week we put out a call for photos of sneckdowns in the wild, and plenty of you responded. Here are some of the best.
In the wonky world of urbanism advocacy, sneckdowns have gone viral. The term, referring to places where snow formations show street spaces cars don't use, first popped up in New York. Since then it's made headlines in Philadelphia, Chicago, Vancouver, and more.
It's true that actual engineers shouldn't design streets solely around piled snow, but certainly sneckdowns are a handy illustration of how we give too much pavement to cars.
Here are more local examples, sent in by readers.
Thanks to everyone who sent in photos! Keep watching #dcsneckdown on Twitter for more.
Cross-posted at BeyondDC.
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