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Which intersections in Ottawa ON are particularly dangerous Why What could be done to improve them - Parkers Legacy

Which intersections in Ottawa ON are particularly dangerous Why What could be done to improve them

The City of Ottawa recently released its list of the ‘most collisions at a signalized intersection.’Here’s the list: Hunt Club Road & Riverside Drive (60 collisions).Innes Road & Tenth Line Road (49 collisions).Industrial Avenue & Riverside Drive (39 collisions).St.Laurent Boulevard & Coventry Road/Ogilvie Road (38 collisions).Donald Street & St. Laurent Boulevard (36 collisions).Prince Of Wales Drive & West Hunt Club Road (36 collisions).Bank Street & Heron Road (35 collisions).Industrial Avenue/Innes Road & St. Laurent Boulevard (33 collisions).Blair Road & Innes Road (33 collisions).Bank Street & Hunt Club Road (33 collisions).According to the CBC article, Hunt Club & Riverside has taken the top spot four out of the last five years.

A few reasons and ideas for improvement are also proffered: “The intersection fails to adequately move traffic through there, particularly in the afternoon rush hour,” said city Coun.Riley Brockington, who represents the area.[…] ​Intersections where drivers running red lights are the cause of collisions can be made safer with the addition of red-light cameras.

But 85 per cent of the Riverside and Hunt Club crashes are rear-end collisions, which typically occur at slow speeds.

Hunt Club passes through six of the ten most dangerous intersections in Ottawa which is probably not too surprising when you have a high speed four lane highway running smack into very high volume cross-streets like Riverside, Merivale, Woodroffe etc.

West Hunt Club and Woodroffe is the perrenial winner of the most dangerous intersection in Ottawa.

Merivale/Maitland and Baseline used to hold the record for most accidents.It’s unfortunate that the Ontario Municipal Board allowed the old Laurentian High Scool campus to be converted to a WalMart paved wasteland.