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Disallow Curb Cuts

Driveways across sidewalks don’t belong in walkable districts
  • Jeff Speck
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Abstract

EVERY DRIVEWAY that crosses a sidewalk presents a potential danger to people walking and biking who may be hit by a vehicle crossing their path. This danger makes the sidewalk feel less safe and comfortable, a feeling that is reinforced by the tilt of the driveway skirt and the missing curb. Additionally, curb cuts eliminate on-street parking that would otherwise protect the sidewalk edge, resulting in a visual widening of the street that encourages illegal speeds.

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© Jeff Speck 2018

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  • Jeff Speck

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