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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/06/2012

D.C.’s most dangerous intersections and Metro stations


The District Department of Transportation has released its list of the 24 most dangerous D.C. intersections for pedestrians. (Photo courtesy of BigStockPhoto)
Pedestrians and Metro riders, take heed — there’s news out about the hazards of your daily commute.

The District’s Department of Transportation has released a list of the 24 most dangerous intersections in D.C. It originally outlined its findings during a performance review before the D.C. Council last week, according to TBD.

Here are the terrible 24:

• Martin Luther King Ave. and Howard Road SE

• H Street and N. Capitol St.

• 14th and U St. NW

• 15th and K St. NW

• Benning Road and E. Capitol St.

• New York Ave. and N. Capitol St.

• 12th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW

• 14th and K St. NW

• 17th St. and Rhode Island Ave. NW

• Georgia Ave. and Kennedy St. NW

• 7th and H St. NW

• 14th St. and Columbia Road NW

• 13th and K St. NW

• Southern Ave. and S. Capitol St.

• 16th and K St. NW

• Georgia and New Hampshire Ave., NW

• 17th and I St. NW

• Mississippi Ave. and S. Capitol St.

• 14th and Irving St. NW

• 14th St. and Park Road NW

• Brentwood Road and W St. NE

• 14th and I St. NW

• MLK Ave. and Stanton Road SE

• 19th and L St. NW

Meanwhile, WMATA released its list of the Metro stations with the most criminal activity during 2011. Deanwood tops the list with 67 serious crimes, followed by Anacostia with 64 and L’Enfant Plaza with 63.

The agency defines serious crimes as including robbery, rape, auto theft and assault. Metro experienced a 16 percent decline in serious crime in 2011 in comparison with 2010. The full list and additional data are available in WMATA’s security report.

Which intersection and Metro station are the most dangerous, in your experience? Tell us in the comments below.


View Dangerous D.C. intersections in a larger map

By Jimm Phillips  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/06/2012

 
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