What do you mean? "Why traffic cones?" Wherever there is a cone, someone, somewhere thought something important was going on. Traffic cones always either are or were significant whenever they are present. It is time the much maligned and unappreciated traffic cone received a proper homage.
The cones in this gallery were photographed in and around New York City to prepare the way for the highly anticipated centennial anniversary celebration of the traffic cone's birth in New York State (Buffalo as the legend goes).