City of Hudson, NY
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Commissioner of Public Works of the City of Hudson. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Gasoline stations — See Ch. 161.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 266.
Curb, sidewalk and street requirements — See Ch. A330.
Permission to depress curb for all driveways must be obtained from the Department of Public Works.
Residential driveways or driveways for individual or private garages, etc., where curbs must be depressed, shall not exceed 10 feet in overall width.
Other driveways crossing curbs and sidewalks and requiring depressed sections of curb shall meet the following requirements:
A. 
Maximum overall length: 30 feet.
B. 
Minimum distance to street, alley or public way intersection: five feet as measured from a point on the curbline which is located at right angles from the street line at the point of intersection of the two street lines.
C. 
Minimum distance to property line (adjacent common property line): eight feet as measured from a point on the curbline which is located at right angles from the street line at the point of intersection of the street and side property lines.
D. 
Minimum distance from hydrants: 10 feet.
E. 
No service or parking on sidewalk will be allowed.
F. 
Minimum safety island between drives: 20 feet, preferably 32 feet at curb and not less than 10 feet at property or street line. Parking will not be prohibited if otherwise allowed.
G. 
Minimum acute angle to curbline (considered parallel to street line): 45º.
H. 
A coping (curbing type) of six-inch width and showing a six-foot face aboveground must be constructed at the rear (along property to street line) of each safety island throughout its entire length.
I. 
White traffic lines of six-inch width shall be painted from curb to rear of sidewalk, denoting the driveway side limits.
J. 
A suitable pole, post or barrier, ornamental or otherwise, shall be erected behind intersecting street lines so as to effectively prevent vehicles from passing over sidewalk area at corner or at any other locations not designed as a driveway.
K. 
A plan of the proposed changes in sidewalk, curb and other features, such as barricade posts, protecting curb, etc., shall be submitted in sufficient detail for proper consideration by the Department. Such plan shall be submitted in duplicate at the time the application for permission is made.
The Department of Public Works has taken no action regarding standards for private ten-foot driveways.