The debate continues among planners over cul-de-sac versus street grid. This article describes a third option with the best features of both combined--the live-end street. The live-end street is a street on which automobile traffic ends, but pathways for pedestrians and bike riders continue. One benefit of the live-end street is sociability, which encourages familiarity among neighbors and discourages neighborhood crime. A second benefit of the live-end street is the shortcuts provided for walkers and bikers, which reduce energy use and air pollution by eliminating automobile traffic. The live-end street appears to ensure safety, like a cul-de-sac, and mobility, like a street grid.

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    American Planning Association

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  • Authors:
    • Childs, M
  • Publication Date: 1996-5


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 14-15
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  • Accession Number: 00729983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1997 12:00AM