Your Picks for the Worst Intersections and Roads along the Peninsula and Coastside

You picked them, we plotted them on a map.

Last week we asked Patch readers along the Peninsula and Coastside to name their worst intersections, roads and freeway spots and with your input, we produced the above map from reader contributions.

Some well-known problem areas along the Peninsula and the Coastside popped up— 2nd Avenue and San Mateo Drive, and Jefferson Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas in Redwood City; the most recent involving a fatal collision between a truck driver and a 14-year-old bicyclist. 

Over in Menlo Park, Jan Whitlinger noted that the pedestrian crossing on Ravenswood Avenue, just East of El Camino and southeast of the Caltrain tracks is highly dangerous. With a dangerous mix of pedestrians and several cars trying to turn left--all across the Caltrain tracks-- "cars get stuck in the intersection causing cars to back up--sometimes onto the RR tracks."

Marc Beban noted that a report came out identifying the "5 percent" most dangerous intersections, which include: 

  • Valparaiso Avenue and University Drive in Menlo Park
  • Jefferson Ave and Alameda De Las Pulgas in Redwood City
  • San Bruno Avenue and Masson Avenue in San Bruno
  • 2nd Avenue and South B Street in San Mateo
  • Middlefield Road and Dumbarton Ave in North Fair Oaks

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

And 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.

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