VIDEO: Magnolia Off Ramp – The Danger of Bad Design

Everyone recognizes at least one intersection they commonly go by as being highly dangerous. I’m one of those unfortunates that can list many, but the Magnolia southbound off ramp from the 170 freeway definitely distinguishes itself above others.

Cars constantly run the light and there is a high rate of crashes at this location. The whole neighborhood knows it and in 2014, three schoolgirls from Oakwood Secondary School were hit in the crosswalk sustaining serious injuries.

To have an idea of how dangerous the intersection, take a look during typical commuting hours:

If you think this video shows a worst case scenario, try standing out there any weekday morning and you’ll think my selection is pretty tame.

Later this week, I will go a bit more into the “why” this intersection is so dangerous.