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I've just been watching some Let's plays on YouTube and one thing that I've noticed is the lack of Cul de sacs. I think this simple addition would make dead end streets much more useful by adding zonable areas at the ends of the street and make it easier to make efficient use of curved spaces.
 
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charlesnew

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+1!

(I was actually trying to make a capital one... obviously that doesn't exist.)
 

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I bring my capital +1! as well.
Someone needs to invent capital numbers, how are we supposed to "scream" numbers on internet game forums?
 

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What's stopping you from making your own cul de sacs? Just make a small loop at the end of a road? In a few days you can try it yourself, right?
 

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What's stopping you from making your own cul de sacs? Just make a small loop at the end of a road? In a few days you can try it yourself, right?

You will get a intersection there, and also the loop has to be small.
 

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I think cul-de sacs are designed differently in different countries. In the UK only modern housing estates will have cul de sacs with turning circles at the end. My own street which is a cul de sac just ends.
 

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They end in turnarounds, as a vast majority of the city builders do nowadays(except Cities XL).

The cul-de-sac would add a whole neighborhood to the end of the road. In the US, new housing areas have plenty of cul-de-sacs.
 

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In America, a cul de sac doesn't add "a whole new neighborhood". It adds 3-5 houses at he end of a road cause they added a 'bulb' on the end. My neighborhood has 4 of them. Basically it makes turning around in a dead end road easier. Most cul de sacs in America look like this: http://www.citylab.com/design/2011/09/street-grids/124/

Cims have no trouble turning around at the end of a dead end road. If you want to add a "neighborhood" at the end of a dead end, I still say make a small loop, or (if you want more houses) just extend the road. You'll get more houses with a loop, and yes, there's an intersection added. Is the problem with that is it doesn't 'look' right?

Hey, if some of you think cul de sacs are important enough for the developers to spend their time on them, fine. Personally, I wouldn't use them. I'd probably just end up tearing them out and destroying the houses later in order to expand the road anyway. But that's me.
 

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I did it mostly for the picture, cause it wouldn't let me post just the picture. Actually, I haven't read the article, and have no idea what it says.
 

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