21 | Sneckdowns! / by keihly moore

Put snow on it! (To reveal more people space and smaller, safer intersections.)

Summer Street in downtown Boston. 

Summer Street in downtown Boston. 

Summer Street and Lincoln Street. Nice space for a larger pedestrian island, don't you think?

Newbury Street. 

Look at all this pavement that could be used for other purposes! The snow does a lovely job of highlighting the space we don't always notice. Here's a bit on the history of a sneckdown (a term derived from thinking about "necking" down an intersection). The snow makes traffic patterns visible, therefore showing how small an intersection really needs to be. 

What do the sneckdowns in your neighborhood reveal?? Post them on our site!