Feeling Angelic in the Snow

At the corner of Portland Avenue and Third Street in Minneapolis, I stood in a large sneckdown corner, no tire tracks in the area since the snow had started falling only a few hours previous.

(For the uninitiated, a sneckdown “is effectively a curb extension caused by snowfall,” according to Wikipedia, which calls this charmingly named phenomenon “a natural form of traffic calming.” Sneckdowns also “shorten pedestrian crossing distances,” contributing to safer street design.)B612 20190227 103908 889

“There’s so much room here,” said I to myself, “You could really spread out and take up a lot of space here safely. The snow is perfect for a snow angel — and I haven’t made one yet this winter.”

So I did. It sure would be nice if we could get some big trees on those corners instead, but a seasonal micro-park can be a small joy to happen upon.

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3 Responses to Feeling Angelic in the Snow

  1. Heidi Schallberg
    Heidi March 4, 2019 at 2:30 pm #


  2. Bill Lindeke
    Bill Lindeke March 4, 2019 at 7:28 pm #

    Rad. Nice work there.

  3. Jenny Werness
    Jenny Werness March 5, 2019 at 9:22 am #

    Next up: a snowperson sneckdown?

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