Debate Rages Over Cul-de-Sacs
This NPR story reveals both sides of a growing debate on the pros and cons of a still-popular American ideal, the cul-de-sac street. Though still counterintuitive to many (especially those that still live on cul-de-sacs for their safety and quiet), new research shows that these dead-end streets are not so safe and serene. Researchers into the dangers of cul-de-sacs find, for example, many cases of terrible accidents involving driving parents backing over their own children, who were playing in the "safe" driveways and street.
Thanks to Evan Lowenstein