The above intersections were revealed in the as having had the most bike accidents between 2004 and 2009. Are they the most dangerous in Altadena?
Maybe. There are a few caveats: first, the data is only from 2004 to 2009. If the county had looked over more years, they may have found something different.
Secondly, not all those intersections had a huge number more accidents than the rest. Lincoln and Loma Alta and Lincoln and Mountain View, each had two accidents during that period. While no other intersections, except for Mendocino and Lake, had more than one, there were many intersections that did have one during that period (a full map is available for viewing above).
Mendocino and Lake did see a good number more accidents - the county identifies it as having had 5 to 8. A more exact number is not forthcoming.
Ron Matsuoka, of the County Department of Public Works, who worked on the project, said planners did not identify a design flaw at those intersections. He said that because the department only retains collision records for five years, planners don't have very much information on the specific accidents that happened there.
So what do you think readers? Are these dangerous intersections? Do you think there are others that might be more dangerous? Let us know in the comments section.