Here in the land of bottlenecks and brakelights, everyone has an intersection they love to hate. Some are simply annoying; others, downright dangerous. A few examples come immediately to mind...
- 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 neighborhood intersection that needs a stop sign.
- The two-way stop that should be a four-way.
- The intersection that lacks defined crosswalks.
For several weeks, Redondo Beach Patch has been asking readers to nominate and vote on their favorite places around town. (In case you missed it, we've already covered and .)
But we also want to hear about unfavorites—from the yuckiest public restroom to that recurring graffiti—in hopes of spurring public officials, merchants or others in the community to fix things up.
This week, we're looking at Redondo's worst intersections. Here are just a few suggestions to get the conversation started; as more intersections are nominated, we'll add them to the list. Nominated intersections are in bold:
- Avenue A and Pacific Coast Highway
- Knob Hill and Pacific Coast Highway
- Torrance Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway
- Irena Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway
- Anita/190th Street and Pacific Coast Highway
- South Broadway and Torrance Boulevard
- Northbound Pacific Coast Highway after Beryl Street
- Pearl Street and Pacific Coast Highway
- Flagler Lane and 190th Street
- Inglewood Avenue and 190th Street
- Redondo Beach Boulevard and Artesia Boulevard
- Inglewood Avenue and Manhattan Beach Boulevard
- Artesia Boulevard and North Redondo Beach Bike Path
- Inglewood Avenue and 182nd Street
- Rindge Lane and Artesia Boulevard
- Mathews Avenue and Slauson Lane
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 city's worst cross streets next week.