Spring 2001, p.9

Snow Calming

One benefit of snowstorms is their traffic calming effect. Children and families get to enjoy peaceful streets free of speeding and intimidating cars. With every big snowstorm, NYC streets are narrowed and sidewalks extended at corners. The areas where snow remains untouched on the sides of streets shows where neckdowns could and should be installed. The remaining street space is all that cars and trucks need to negotiate the intersection. So the next time someone tells you that you can't have a neckdown on that corner or this corner because there's not enough room, show them what happens every year when it snows.

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