Cul-de-Sacs, R.I.P.?

New regulations in Virginia limiting their use may be the death knell for cul-de-sacs. Planners and developers debate their worth, but new studies show they aren't cost effective for cities, or even as safe as assumed.
January 4, 2010, 8am PST | Tim Halbur
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Michael Cannell writes, "Planners say the circular, meandering cul-de-sac layout requires circuitous drives to even the closest locations John Michlig, who writes a suburban planning blog called Sprawled Out, says that it takes city crews six times as long to performance cleaning and other services in his Wisconsin suburb as it would in a grid neighborhood."

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Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 in Fast Company
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