Cul-de-sacs verboten?: Tim Kaine and Roman Polanski on dead-end streets
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Most news reports on the story have claimed that the state is “forbidding,” “banning,” or even “outlawing” the cul-de-sac. In fact, Virginia municipalities can still design, build, and approve any road patterns they wish, but the State will no longer agree to foot the bill for the ongoing maintenance of cul-de-sacs. The news item came up in a staff meeting yesterday and one colleague told us that a friend he was having dinner with declared the move “Un-American!”
In a brilliant stroke of spin, Virginia is not posing the new legislation as a regulation that hinders individual or municipal liberties, but rather as a cost- and time-saving measure……read more.