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Map: Worst Intersections in Redondo?

Busy intersections and potentially dangerous turns top a list of your picks for the worst driving spots in Redondo Beach. Check out the below map for problem areas across L.A. County.

Last week we asked Patch readers in Los Angeles County to name their worst intersections, roads and freeway spots; and with your input, we produced the above map from reader contributions.

Busy intersections and potentially dangerous turns topped a list of your picks for the worst driving spots in Redondo Beach.

In North Redondo Beach, trouble spots included the intersections of Harkness and Spreckles lanes and Ripley and Inglewood avenues.

At Harkness and Spreckles lanes, there is "poor visibility due to parked cars and high traffic levels due to (the) school," according to one reader. "Add in speeding cars cutting through the neighborhood to avoid congested 'major' streets nearby. I have seen so many close calls, it's not a question of 'if'—it's a question of 'when.'"

One reader called the intersection of of Ripley and Inglewood avenues "dangerous":

"It becomes dangerous when there is a back-up of cars in the northbound lane of Inglewood Ave turning west onto Ripley. This then blocks the left lane on the northbound Inglewood that then encourages drivers to abruptly swerve into the right northbound lane of Inglewood in order to avoid the back-up. Ripley should have its own left-hand turn lane to avoid this or there should be time restrictions on what hours of the day drivers can turn left there, like at other intersections."

South Redondo Beach hotspots include the intersection of Broadway and Torrance Boulevard, the crosswalk at Pearl Street and Pacific Coast Highway and the four-way stop at Topaz Street and Catalina Avenue.

One reader suggested that instead of having stop signs only for traffic on Broadway when it intersects with Torrance Boulevard, there should be a four-way stop.

Pearl Street and Pacific Coast Highway was another trouble spot.

"(There is) cross traffic, and (a) cross walk," one reader commented. "Speeding traffic and cars attempting to turn onto, off of or drive across (Pacific Coast Highway). I have seen pedestrians get hit by cars, near misses and many car accidents."

Another reader said the new four-way stop at Topaz Street and Catalina Avenue has been causing problems because many people don't realize it's there.

Please check out the map above for more reader-generated problem intersections and freeway spots.

How to Add Your Own Contribution to the Map

It's not too late to add your own—simply click the "Add" button in the upper-right corner of the map and enter the location of the problem area and a description of the problem. You can also drag the marker directly onto the map if you are not sure how to describe the intersection.

Where else in Redondo BEach is a concern for you? Tell us in the comments section below.

Jacklyn Steinberg April 18, 2013 at 04:57 AM
I've been waiting to voice THIS one as I see it DAILY. The new turn lanes at 190th/Herondo and PCH. The far right hand turn lane is to ONLY go under the King Harbor sign, NOT turn directly left onto PCH, which people do daily not realizing the awkward intersection. So many times I've seen almost accidents and been in them because of this, People turning onto PCH assume that they have those two lanes they can end up in, when in reality many people from the second left turn lane end up turning illegally and merge into each other. I purposely watch for this now, just in case someone turns into my lane.
Chris Youra April 18, 2013 at 05:06 AM
I've never understood why Torrance doesn't run uninterrupted between PCH and Catalina (i.e. blocking off Broadway from both ends). There are plenty of other routes to work around it, and a good chunk of the traffic that moves through Torrance and Broadway is unfamiliar (non-local). Pedestrians are one thing, but cars focused on making a light just add to the tension.
Chris Youra April 18, 2013 at 05:13 AM
Also, Diamond and PCH is pretty dicey because of limited visibility.. a directional light and/or a flashing crosswalk would calm it down a bit, not to mention moving the bus stop that is placed at the apex of it all.
Jennifer Dunay April 18, 2013 at 05:24 AM
Completely agree about Diamond and PCH, especially traffic traveling southbound. That little hill conceals the crosswalk and pedestrians.
Nicole Mooradian (Editor) April 18, 2013 at 06:12 AM
Thanks for the input, everyone! Don't forget to add your intersections to the map. Here's how to do it: "Click the 'Add' button in the upper-right corner of the map and enter the location of the problem area and a description of the problem. You can also drag the marker directly onto the map if you are not sure how to describe the intersection."
janet hermann April 18, 2013 at 02:55 PM
The very worst is the intersection coming do wn 190th st and Catalina..The arrow is very confusing...you don't know if you're ending up in the far right lane on pch or Catalina..very dangerous and bad design, especially for people who aren't familiar with it..seen a lot of near misses.
Virgil H. April 18, 2013 at 04:52 PM
At the south end of the Rivera Village, where Catalina Ave intersects Palos Verdes Blvd! There is a small, unnamed road where traffic can enter from S/B Palos Verdes Blvd. These vehicles cut across Catalina at the same time traffic enters Catalina Ave from N/B Palos Verdes Blvd! A massive collision just waiting to happen! A traffic engineering miscalculation...big time!
Loren Blumberg April 19, 2013 at 03:44 AM
Ripley and Meyer "T" Intersection, which includes a Blind spot for turning Left to go Southbound on Meyer.

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