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St. Paul city planners weigh ban on new restaurant drive-thrus

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2024
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St. Paul city planners are considering further restrictions on fast food drive-thrus, which critics say make neighborhoods more hostile to pedestrians and cyclists. A city study released for public comment in March drew a wide range of reactions. Proposed zoning amendments would limit where future drive-thrus can be installed while also heightening design standards. Among the questions pitched to the public: Should St. Paul prohibit future fast food drive-thrus altogether? Or perhaps the city could just ban them downtown and in mixed housing and retail “T2 traditional neighborhood” zoning districts,...

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