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Old 12-13-2007, 07:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
I e-mailed our city's planner to complain this summer because the city neglected to put a bike/walking path from the end of a cul-de-sac through to the road behind it. Not having that option forces cyclists/pedestrians to go 1.5 km out of their way. This is the same planner that didn't add a sidewalk on the bridge reconstruction to get to the *mart big box retail area.
There are negative costs associated with doing that - cul de sacs have lower crime rates, because there are so many eyes, only one exit, and thus only the people who live there really have business being there, strange comings and goings are noticed.
"Every body perseveres in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed." - Isaac Newton
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