The intersection of Atlantic, Washington and Underhill Avenues is notoriously dangerous, but a community effort to change the intersection is getting some attention.
The Huffington Post recently detailed the dangerous intersection, including the accidents that have occurred just in the last 10 years. For instance, in the last 10 years more than 40 pedestrians and cyclists have reportedly been struck at this intersection, which is to say nothing of near-misses. Also, the stop light itself has been knocked down twice.
The Post article includes photographs and details of the proposed changes which will hopefully make the intersection safer for pedestrians and cyclists, not to mention drivers and passengers in cars.
Community activists are working with Council Member Letitia James, reports the Post, “to urge the Department of Transportation to make some” changes.
There is an online petition which you can sign and/or forward to friends, post on Facebook, whatever, which they hope will bring more pressure on the DOT to do something.
The amount of traffic coming through here increases every week, along with the population of the surrounding neighborhoods, making this intersection only more dangerous.
Clearly, it needs to be changed.