What's the Most Dangerous Intersection in Somerville?
Tell us the most dangerous intersection in Somerville. Let's see if there's a consensus.
According to a Massachusetts Department of Transportation report issued in August, 2011, three intersections in Somerville were among the worst 200 in the state for crashes.
- Around Mystic Avenue and McGrath Highway was the worst, at number 30 on the list
- The intersection of Somerville Avenue and Bow Street, in Union Square, was number 125 on the list
- The intersection of Broadway and Alewife Brook Parkway was number 185 on the list
We all know there are other dangerous intersections in Somerville.
Some attract speeding trucks. Others might have broken traffic lights. Maybe parked cars are always blocking your line of sight, or you can't see bicyclists coming around the corner, or there are tons of potholes, or the stop signs aren't angled in the right direction.
I, for one, think Powder House Rotary has got to be one of the worst in Somerville: Confusing for cars, terrifying for pedestrians, rarely used by bicyclists—and if there's a service at the funeral home, forget about it.
Let us know what intersection you think is the worst in Somerville, and we'll post a recap soon.