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Tell Us: The Worst Intersections in Glendora

Are there any dangerous intersections in Glendora?

When two cars collided in the Glendora Marketplace Sunday, some Patch readers called for a traffic signal at the busy intersection. Others believed a traffic signal would only back up traffic and create more hazards.

There are several factors that contribute to a dangerous intersection, including a high speed limit, an awkward engineering design, or drivers’ tendency to make illegal turns.

According to Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro, local police will sometimes monitor a known troublesome intersection and nab drivers making illegal turns.

The city’s engineering department will also monitor intersections for traffic safety.

But are there intersections you think the city should pay more attention to? What do you think would help decrease the safety hazards in that area? Which intersection gets your vote as the most dangerous in Glendora?

Jessica April 27, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I think a turn signal on the arrow hwy. and sunflower ave. Intersection is long overdue.
Lorraine Terpening April 27, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Yes, one at Sunflower/Arrow Hwy and Glendora/Arrow Hwy as well as Barranca/Arrow Hwy. All dangerous intersections.
Anne Wilson April 28, 2012 at 03:25 PM
THERE ARE TWO! VERMONT AND LEADORA ( STOP SIGN, P L E A S E ) &. EAST BOUND VIRGINIA & PENNSYLVANIA ( STOP SIGN TOO LOW AND ALWYAS HIDDEN BY BUSHES ! H O R R I B L Y. DANGEROUS!
Ray Brezina April 28, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Southbound at Lonehill Ave. and Auto Center Drive. The left lane becomes a left turn lane, forcing a lot of dangerous merging to the right
Lynn Budd Elliott April 28, 2012 at 04:27 PM
On Lorraine and Foothill they need turning signals. My son was hit by a car when riding his bike northbound and the car was going southbound. The person driving didn't see him and continued to turn left and hit him. He broke his growth plate in his leg thankfully he wasn't killed. Many times when I have been running through this intersection cars would turn and see me right before they could have hit me.
Abby Ulm April 28, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Intersection of Foothill and Barranca (northeast corner of Citrus College campus). Seems like there are accidents almost every other day. Combination of no turn signal, high speed, and a high percentage of inexperienced drivers due to the two nearby colleges.
Tom Hollembaek April 28, 2012 at 05:23 PM
In the morning getting out of the Coral Homes onto Route 66 is an adventure. There are students, commuter traffic traveling west and high school traffic coming east. There have been times that you sit for five minutes at Lope Lane & Route 66.
K Tauer April 28, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Foothill and Oak Tree Dr. Morning school traffic, kids crossing in the crosswalk while people speed by or making illegal u-turns at the corner blocking everyone. Stop sign or light would be beneficial.
Ian April 28, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Shoot, the whole of Foothill Blvd, from approx Lorraine to Valley Center, on any school morning. It's a pathetic log jam of mommies driving their lazy, out of shape high school kids to school.
Ryan April 28, 2012 at 09:22 PM
I think that better signage and repainting intersections is an overall better idea for increasing safety for Glendora streets. Signs maybe could be bigger and intersections could be marked with brighter or larger lines. The most used crosswalks could get flashing lights. If we continue adding signals and adding turn arrows sooner or later no one will get anywhere in town. We will all be sitting at signals staring at each other getting nowhere. We'll all be safe from accidents but it would take 20 minutes to get across town. Food for thought.
Ryan April 28, 2012 at 09:35 PM
That being said, I think the most dangerous intersection in Glendora is the intersection of Barranca and Baseline. High speeds and poor visibility due to visual obstruction from walls make this a dangerous intersection. The most difficult intersection in my opinion would be like Tom said Route 66 and Lope Lane near Stater Brothers. Turning left off of Lope onto Route 66 is very difficult for a few reasons. High traffic area. Low visibility due to curve in the road to the west. People turning left off Route 66 onto Lope. Higher than normal pedestrian use due to close proximity to high school and shopping centers. Lots of things to watch for. For good drivers it is tricky. For poor drivers it is dangerous.
Ronald E Hummel April 28, 2012 at 10:02 PM
I agree, really a stupid design.
Sheryl April 29, 2012 at 01:44 AM
We call the drive from Lone Hill and Route 66 to Lone Hill and Gladstone the Lone Hill Pill. Short signal timing on the eastbound left turn from Route 66 to northbound Lone Hill means people push the yellow light. Getting in and out of the Stater Bros shopping center in hazardous. The through lane becoming a left turn lane south on Lone Hill and Auto Center means that people make unsafe lane changes. The horrible design of the Marketplace entrance with short, tight turns at In and Out and the entrance to the Home Depot and Coco's parking lots means that people swing too wide. Like I said at the beginning, we call it the Lone Hill Pill.
Ian April 29, 2012 at 03:14 AM
I rarely, if ever, make a left turn out of the Stater Bros parking lot onto Lone Hill. Even if I want to go north of Lone Hill, I make an (easier) right onto Lone Hill, and then drive south for 20-seconds and flip a u-turn at whatever street that first signal is. Many, many times, I see the the same cars still waiting, trying to make a left onto Lone Hill from that parking lot.
Jim May 02, 2012 at 08:00 AM
Eastbound Mauna Loa Ave, just past Grand Ave, may not be the worst, but it's still worth noting. Only one lane causes a jam, especially with Carl's Jr. patrons waiting to turn into their lot on the right, and El Pollo Loco on the left. So far the solutions are patience or simply avoid driving there when most of the City are hungry.
CJ May 02, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Without a doubt-the street and traffic flow design at Lonehill and Auto Center Drive may be one of the most confusing in Glendora-currently.
Ken June 08, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Ridiculous "please wait" section at Juanita and Grand. Westbound traffic are prompted by the please wait here message painted on the street and when the signal turns green it is a free for all to see who jumps forward first, the waiting car on Juanita or the car coming from the southbound side street (who have a stop sign). Add to this the idiots who think this section allows them to cut diagonally from northbound Grand Avenue across this please wait section into the side street, rather than making a smooth right onto Juanita and left only if clear. I've had several close calls as people attempt this last minute diagonal dash in front of me as I approach the signal that is already green to turn left or right. At least it is better than the Russian-roulette stop sign that used to be here. I say remove the "wait here" section and let people go around if cars are waiting for the signal.
gsuburban August 18, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Most of that Lone Hill area is brilliantly under engineered while the Market Place revenue pours in. That makes sense. Can't wait for all the restaurants and so forth to open up by Costco and make things even worse...Let's add another signal ! God help us on that.
gsuburban August 18, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Lorraine had needed repaving for the last 20 years from Sierra Madre to Route 66 ! It never gets any maintenance while the cracks and so forth beat up my cars. For that matter, several major roads are neglected rather than attended to.
gsuburban August 18, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Those Oak trees are not helping matters. Ever drive along there at night or in bad weather? I'm surprised no one had died since they are in the right lane if you are not familiar with the area.
gsuburban August 18, 2012 at 01:02 AM
School buses I'd prefer. Agreed, the mommies are pathetic lazy promoters of obesity.
gsuburban August 18, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Those Botts Dots are a complete waste. The guy invented them for highways to keep drivers alert they are drifting from their lane. I hate them however, over the years, the local public roads get them to take place of the painted lines which, after about 6 months, turn almost black thus, no lines. I'm for painted lanes and the paint with the sparkle in it. Reflectors and Botts Dots can't do it all on their own.

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