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A Call to Undo the 'Cul-De-Sacking' of St. Louis

A recent nextSTL.com editorial makes an impassioned plea to open the city’s closed streets.

Richard Bose writes of his frustrations with the quantity and variety of closed streets in St. Louis.

Bose begins by requesting a policy change in the process by which streets are closed: “Closed streets should be reviewed periodically or at least by request, and closing them in the first place should take more than asking the alderman and passing a bill via aldermanic courtesy.” 

The article includes a lengthy list of the city’s examples of closed streets, which he also points out at the beginning of the video below:

Bose’s conclusion: “The ‘cul-de-sacking’ of St. Louis hasn’t solved our problems—it’s given us the worst of both worlds.”

Full Story: Street not Thru: The Cul-De-Sacking of St. Louis

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