A culdesac or cul-de-sac is a dead end street. It is a street that is not connected to other roads, and it provides both a way in and out of an area. In America or Australia, it is sometimes called a court, which is a cul-de-sac with only one way in and out on the same road.
These dead end streets exist around the world, and they have existed for thousands of years. They were first seen in Egypt in an area that was found in the El-Lahun village that was estimated to be built in 1885 BCE.
DHA City Karachi – the first Planned, Sustainable and Green City of Pakistan is planned on cul-de-sac community living concept. Parks and community centers will be available for convenience of residents. No commercial activity in the form of amenities like schools, hospitals etc will be allowed. Only community Mosques and prayer areas will be incorporated with residential area.
Real estate values of houses built in culs-de-sac are generally higher than those built on regular streets. Culs-de-sac have many advantages over normal streets, such as the fact that they reduce noise and pollution since there is much less traffic traveling on them.
Crime is also reduced because there is only one way out of the street, and this makes it easier for the criminal to be caught by neighbors or police who have been called to the scene. Additionally, very few traffic accidents occur on these streets. A cul-de-sac is much safer for children who are able to play in the street, especially if there are only four or five houses in the dead end.