On Tuesday, St. Louis Park Patch posted a story about the most dangerous intersections in the Twin Cities.
The story included a reference to a study of car crash statistics by the City of Minneapolis.
We asked readers which intersections in SLP are the most dangerous. We received a lot of responses on Facebook:
Greg Overall: The Toledo Ave entrance off of Minnetonka Blvd to northbound 100 is ridiculous.
Will Donovan III: The "improved" bike intersections on Ottawa and Wooddale are still atrocious for cyclists. The improvements made them worse. Texas and Hw7 is a death trap.
Nancy Goethel Flint: Turning left from Hwy 7 frontage road onto Beltline.
Dawn Anton Rolstad: Hwy 7 to southbound 100
Renee Davison McGarvey: I've noticed that many of the conflicts with the trail crossings are from cars stopping for the bikes and pedestrians and it's supposed to be the opposite. Trail users need to yield and stop. And while it may seem nice that the cars stop it causes confusion and it makes it very dangerous. It's totally different from a crosswalk at an intersection.
Kristin Manion: Rhode Island onto Cedar Lake Road. Especially when it's icy
Jennifer Cook Amos: The entire bridge exchange on Wooddale over Hwy 7 is just plain dangerous!
Christine Iverson: Agree with Hwy 7 to southbound 100. Not sure what they were thinking there!
Sean Crego: Regarding HWY 7 to SB 100: It was never supposed to be that way. They were in the middle of the project when the money was moved to another state project. That interchange well be totally different once the project resumes...
Brian Bardzinski: woodale and 7 is horrendous.
too many cars stopping for bikes on pathway when they should not.
Meghan Collins Phimister: I agree with all of the above however I have to say, I seen more accidents at the many uncontrolled intersections throughout SLP. My neighborhood approached the city twice requesting the basket weave stop sign design, however we were denied both times. Because we were denied as a neighborhood, I have no other choice but to focus on my own intersection, as there's been 6 accidents alone on my corner with some cars landing less than 30 feet from my sons bedroom. With the help of some neighbors, we now have a stop sign on my intersection. Push for those inter-neighborhood stop signs.
Now that you've read what your neighbors think, share your thoughts below.
- You also can add a marker on a map of dangerous intersections.