Skid Road | Slang | Skid road, or skid row, derives from the logging term for a road one can “skid” logs down. In Vancouver, it’s the old descriptor for the Downtown Eastside. The actual Wikipedia definition is “a shabby urban area with cheap taverns, dive bars, and dilapidated hotels frequented by lowlifes, alcoholics, and itinerants…” Wow, don’t hold back or anything!
Usage: “Fuck you, Seattle. Vancouver had the first Skid Road.”