I say that it's a two way street. Cul-de-sacs are safer, and more community oriented - benefits that Kaine and others have kicked to the curb. "When you have 350 to 400 miles a year of new roads you have to maintain forever, it's a budgetary problem," said Kaine told the Washington Post. "But it's not just about the money. It's about connecting land-use and transportation planning and restricting wasteful and unplanned development."
Wasteful and unplanned? Hardly, for the people who live on them. You can tell how Republican a family is by how far he has to walk to take his trash out, and cul-de-sacs have becomes a main form of development in the VA neighborhoods surrounding DC. This legislation shouldn't have been given the green light.