Thursday, April 2, 2009

Virginia Says No To Cul-De-Sacs

I found this article from the Washington Post very intereting; the state of Virginia is taking a stand... against cul-de-sacs. From now, on all new subdivisions must have through streets linking them to neighboring subdivisions, schools, and shopping areas. This is being done in an effort to improve safety and accessibility, and has the bonus of reducing road maintenance costs for government agencies.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

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