There are several approaches to this problem, and none of them are perfect.
You can design your network in a hierarchical tree structure using multi-chassis link aggregation to make redundant links appear as part of the same link aggregation group. In this solution, you would still run spanning tree, but as the network would look like a perfect tree, the spanning tree would have no impact on the network.
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