Blogs Jun 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm


So you blow them up like oil wells?
The plural of cul-de-sac is culs-de-sac.
I think you pasted the wrong link, Dan. This goes to the Clinton video from your previous post.
@2 It's both... And no, I am not going to show you something you can look up in two seconds yourself....
Some cul-de-sac have pedestrian passes that connect to another cul-de-sac; making biking/walking quicker and more direct than driving.
What a fascinating article. Had me on the edge of my seat.
@5 those are so rare as to be irrelevant to the discussion of proper city planning; and they still waste the same amount of gas for drivers
What? A neighborhood sited on the side of a hill and bisected by a major highway is less walkable than one entirely on relatively flat ground? Shocker. They might as well have compared the walkability of Ballard vs. the Pasayten Wilderness. Also, scalable .jpg fail. This isn't 1999 any more.
I'm sure everyone has seen The End of Suburbia, but when gas reaches $20 a gallon, people will simply move out of these unwalkable communities.
This matters because there are sooo many places in Woodinville that I would want to go to right now.
I have always felt it should be illegal to develop land with out platting a grid. The suburban model of endless culs-de-sac is an absurd, illogical construct. Forget walking, one can't even drive through a neighborhood based on dead end roads. It's asinine.
It was a time of endless space and cheap gas. Now, it's heart disease and well blow outs.
I'm not gonna buy that it's the presence or absence of cul-de-sacs in a neighborhood that is a deciding factor on transit use/driving habits without seeing the transit AVAILABLE in each area. I live in Maltby - a.k.a. transit no-man's-land - which is very close to Woodinville, and I would be very surprised if there are as many bus stops and routes available in the Woodinville neighborhood they cite as there are in the Ballard one.
Isn't that the point?
Cul-de-sac = Ass-of-bag

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