Where are the Dangerous Places to Cross the Road in LA?
Los Angeles was made for the car, that much is obvious. Despite some recent progress, the city is just not a friendly city for pedestrians. All of this leads to some different factors, all of which seem to stack up against walkers.
There’s a reason that many people don’t like walking in the cities. Between slippery sidewalks and other factors, it’s just not the best city to put on your shoes for. Below we’ll take a look at some of the most dangerous intersections in the city.
The LA Times has a neat feature about the almost 900 most dangerous intersections in the LA area. Curbed has its own map of the most difficult intersections for riders. In fact, Curbed reported that LA is ranked the most dangerous city in the country for pedestrians.
Furthermore, in 2014, 207 pedestrians died due to traffic accidents in Los Angeles County. Also, the intersections of the County make it the leader by far. The number of fatalities is more than double that of Maricopa County, Arizona, which includes Phoenix.
It’s the same story for Harris County, TX, which includes Houston. LA’s number is almost triple those of San Diego and Miami-Dade Counties.
Among the worst intersections is East Hollywood, which saw 212 pedestrians hit in 2014. In Downtown, there were a total of 659 walkers hit in total. In Chinatown, the number was 58. Furthermore, in Westlake, it was 343 with 22 dangerous intersections and three deaths. The total number of deaths is staggering when you consider the city’s speed limits and the number of intersections. Hopefully, the next several years will see a severe decline in fatalities.
Did we miss any on the list? If we did, please make sure to write to us and send us your ideas. However, we hope this is a complete list.
Driving Directions from East Hollywood to Ehline Law.
- Travel 19 min (4.6 miles) via W Temple St, East Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA by heading south on N Berendo St toward Santa Monica Blvd 7 s (171 ft)
- Continue on Santa Monica Blvd. Take N Virgil Ave, W Temple St, Glendale Blvd and W 2nd St to W 5th St 18 min (4.6 mi)
Driving Directions from Westlake to Ehline Law.
Drive 8 min (1.7 miles) via W 6th St from Westlake, Los Angeles, CA.
- Head northeast on S Bonnie Brae St toward W 6th St 19 s (230 ft)
- Continue on W 6th St to W 4th St 5 min (1.2 mi)
- Continue on W 4th St to S Grand Ave 2 min (0.3 mi)
- Continue on S Grand Ave. Drive to W 5th St 51 s (0.1 mi)