Hot spots for crashes


September 26th, 2011 — 11:28pm

A new Arizona Department of Transportation study identified the most dangerous intersections and stretches of road for bicycles, based on figures for 2004-2008. Among the worst:
Intersections
• Scottsdale Road/Loop 202, Tempe, eight crashes during the 2004-2008 study period.
• Arizona 87/Loop 202, Mesa, six.
• Indian School Road/Arizona 51, Phoenix, six.
• Northern Avenue, Bethany Home and Indian School roads/I-17 frontage road, Phoenix, six.
• Priest Drive/Loop 202, six.
• Baseline Road/I-10, Tempe, six.
Roads
• U.S. 40B between Arizona 89A to Elden Street, Flagstaff, 56 (11.2 per mile per year).
• Arizona 89A between I-17 and U.S. 40B, Flagstaff, 33 (5.1).
• Loop 101 frontage road between University Drive and Broadway Road, Mesa, 15 (3).
• Route 66 between Switzer Canyon Drive and Lockett Road, Flagstaff, 45 (2.9).
• Arizona 77 between Mountain Vista Drive and Ina Road, Oro Valley 19 (2.9).
– As reported on news.azcentral.com, Sept. 17, 2011

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2011/09/17/20110917arizona-bike-safety-plan.html#ixzz1Yoj0wno4



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