Illegal curb cuts, or sections of sidewalk curbs cut down to street level, such as pedestrian ramps and driveways, have become a prevalent problem across Queens. Detractors argue that too many curb cuts reduce street parking and create traffic and pedestrian hazards."Illegal curb cuts are a growing problem, as evident based on complaints from our constituents," City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing), who chairs the Transportation Committee, said. "It's clear that the Buildings Department and the Transportation Department do not coordinate on this issue. This needs to change."The committee discussed three pieces of legislation proposed by City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn) and another by City Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-Manhattan).The legislation sponsored by Gentile would require city agencies to survey all existing legal and illegal curb cuts, restore existing illegal curb cuts and clearly mark mid-block pedestrian ramps to alert oncoming traffic.Br
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