The last bit of snow from this snowy winter here in NYC is finally melting away but not before StreetFilms takes a look at how these snow banks on various street corners in New York City have become unintentional traffic calming devices.

Some of these rock-hard snow piles are pushed 8-feet into the center of the intersection and force drivers to slow down on turns and be a bit more cautious of pedestrians. They don’t block traffic and they don’t prohibit pedestrians from crossing safely.

Anyone who’s a critic on similar real-life traffic-calming devices should really watch this video and see how traffic continues to flow smoothly while giving the best possible environment for pedestrians at the same time. Seriously, nature knows best!