Cul-de-sacs: Homeowners Love Them, Planners Hate Them

Traditional developments with smaller lots on straight streets in a grid pattern are making a comeback with planners.

"People cherish the privacy and peace of mind they get from living on suburban dead-end streets. Children can play kick the can or basketball and ride their bicycles without worrying about heavy traffic. Usually, the people driving by belong here and often meet for block parties or barbecues.But the suburban oasis creates traffic gridlock for others, elsewhere, transportation experts say."

Thanks to Linda LaSut

Full Story: Homeowners love cul-de-sacs; urban planners don't


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