Virginia cracks down on culs-de-sac to save money

Growing up, I got to experience living on a plain old street to later moving to a cul-de-sac. The biggest advantage to the latter was the lack of traffic speeding through and you could use the big, round cul-de-sac as a skating rink or race-course for riding your bike. Yes, culs-de-sac are safer for children, who like to play out in the street with other kids in the neighborhood, but these little suburban havens also cost their communities a lot of money and lead to an increase in traffic congestion. The Washington Post reports that's why one state, Virginia, is cracking down on culs-de-sac in new developments.