The results are in! Santa Monica Blvd. at La Brea Avenue is the Worst Intersection in West Hollywood. That’s what readers decided in this week’s .
There were 188 votes cast in the poll that asked readers to choose between 15 major intersections in West Hollywood city limits for the title of Worst Intersection.
Santa Monica-La Brea won the title with hefty 29 percent of the votes. 55 readers voted for the intersection that has the Gateway Center (home of the and the ) on its southwest corner. The busy intersection took a strong lead when voting started on Monday and maintained it throughout the week.
The Sunset Blvd.-Horn Ave.-Holloway St. intersection placed second with 20 percent (38 votes). That oddly configured intersection where the three streets meet surged in the final day of voting after trailing far behind throughout the week. Reader Sally Carrocino commented, “to cross Holloway is life threatening and that's when you have the right away.”
The Fountain Avenue-La Brea intersection showed up in third place with eight percent (16 votes). One reader on Facebook noted that people have been killed at that intersection.
The Santa Monica Blvd.-La Cienega intersection landed in fourth place with seven percent (14 votes).
Meanwhile, there was a three-way tie for fifth place with Santa Monica Blvd.-Fairfax, Santa Monica Blvd.-Doheny and Sunset Blvd.-La Cienega each getting six percent of the votes.
Each of the 15 intersections in the poll received at least one vote. As reader Shelia Lightfoot summed it up, “I guess it boils down to which intersection one most has to navigate.”
Thanks to all the readers who took the time to cast votes.
And congratulations to Santa Monica-La Brea for its win. Or perhaps in this case, condolences are more in order.