How often do we find ourselves in an impossibly long line waiting to get through an intersection in our quaint town? Or at that scary intersection where you have to nose out into traffic to see what's coming, only to have a speeding SUV nearly clip you?
Everyone has an intersection they love to hate...
- The one with the left-turn signal that doesn't let enough cars through each time
- The blind intersection where moving forward means risking a wreck
- The four-way stop that needs a signal
- The street corner where drivers regularly run red lights
- The signal where traffic backs up forever
- The metered freeway on-ramp that seems interminable – or the off-ramp that backs up to Mexico
For several weeks, Patch has been asking readers to vote on their favorite places around town. But we also want to hear about unfavorites – from yuckiest public restroom to worst graffiti – in hopes of spurring public officials, merchants or others to fix things up.
We’re kicking off our Patch Patrol feature with annoying traffic intersections.
Tell us about the street corner you dread the most, where it is and why you hate it. Vent, fume and fulminate all you like, but please keep the language clean. We’ll take nominees this week and vote for the worst traffic nightmare next week.
Here's a few suggestions to get the ball rolling, which include intersections people have complained about publically or which city staff have recently considered for improvements:
- Pico Avenue and I-5 interchange
- Avenida Presidio and the I-5 interchange
- Ola Vista and Avenida Cabrillo and the railroad tracks
- Granada and Ola Vista
Tell us your least-favorite intersection in the comments.
— Roy Rivenburg contributed to this report.