If you live in Columbia Heights, you've probably seem some close calls at 14th and Columbia, either drivers not looking or running a light or pedestrians or bikers doing something dumb. WTOP reports that the city is looking into its most dangerous intersections, and that one is the worst: more than 100 accidents in the last three years.
Thankfully there have been no fatalities, but still, that's a lot of accidents. DDOT reports it's mostly sideswiping from cars turning but also things like bikers being hit by opening car doors.
The city is also looking at 18th and Columbia, Georgia and Kennedy and a few others around the city, with the idea to see what can help -- is it better lane markings, more enforcement, or what? Nice to know the city is using data to do something about these problems.
Any other bad intersections out there? I feel like the 14th/Park/Kenyon intersection is bad because there are frequently times when it says no pedestrians should walk any direction, but no cars are allowed to go either, so then people just jaywalk.
Photo by cjt7108
Note: I put 14th and Irving first by mistake. It is 14th and Columbia.