Width of driveway excessive

Sidewalk clearances This driveway is obviously designed for maximum convenience and efficiency for vehiclular traffic. The result is that vehicles travel at higher speeds while entering and leaving, while pedestrians must cross a very wide open space. The driveway median, which could provide a refuge for pedestrians midway, has no curb cuts, so it is not easily accessible. There is no marked crosswalk.

A better design would reduce conflict between pedestrians and vehicles by reducing the turning radius, narrowing the entry and exit lanes, and making the median strip more accessible.

Another example of a wide driveway appears in the page "Wide crossing due to over-generous corner turning radius".

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