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Question of the Day: Dangerous Intersections

What is the most dangerous intersection in Glen Cove?

Is there an intersection in Glen Cove that makes you cringe at the thought of having to drive through it?

Is it because it's dangerous, or is it just plain annoying?

What can be done about it, if anything, to make it better?

Tell us in comments.

John Cocchiola June 01, 2011 at 02:38 PM
I don't like the intersection by the firehouse. I don't think most drivers are up to double turning lanes. I also hate the intersection where Duck Pond Road crosses the railroad tracks. That's not a good one either, there's kind of a lot going on there.
Elena DiMarco June 01, 2011 at 03:16 PM
I agree! My father almost lost his life in the intersection where Cedar Swamp Rd. and Pratt Blvd. become Glen Cove Rd. (by the Volvo dealership). Although this area, I believe, is technically Glen Head, it's an intersection everyone should be very cautious of. You never know when someone will blow a red light! Highland and Walnut, if you can believe it, is also a troublesome spot. It seems like such a harmless intersection, but I almost lost my other parent to that one.
Zefy Christopoulos June 01, 2011 at 04:25 PM
The every which way but safe intersection at Duck Pond Road at the Glen Cove Train Station with the stop sign at one of the corners that no one takes seriously I agree....as well as the intersection of Walnut Road and Forest Avenue even with the traffic lights....and, although not an intersection....have you tried to make a left or right out of the parking lot at Dunkin' Donuts on Cedar Swamp or out of the parking lot right next to that...in between the martial arts place and the nail salon? Good Luck.....I mean it.
Bob Shane June 01, 2011 at 04:31 PM
John hit the nail right on the head. Clearly, one of the most dangerous intersections in Glen Cove, if not in all of Nassau County, is Pearsall Avenue and Duck Pond Road (at the RR tracks). Way too much confusion and a couple of very dangerous blind spots make this an area to avoid entirely ... if possible. Another bad one is Cottage Row and Chestnut.
Josef Grahek June 01, 2011 at 10:39 PM
Glen Cove Ave.& Sea Cliff Ave is a bad intersection with its offset roadway and to just add the icing on the cake North Shore Farms deliveries durring the day, trucks totally block Sea Cliff Ave. when trying to back into the delivery area totally screws up traffic and brings the intersection to a halt!!!!!
John Cocchiola June 02, 2011 at 03:48 AM
That weird angle as Sea Cliff Avenue crosses Glen Cove Avenue makes it even trickier.
sam June 02, 2011 at 12:58 PM
I AGREE TOO,THE INTERSECTION DUCKPOND AND RAILROAD TRACKS.SPEEDBUMPS SHOULD BE PUT ON SEAMAN RD.IT'S A CUT THROUGH RD.MAYBE,JUST MAYBE IF PEOPLE DRIVE WITHOUT A CELL PHONE IN THERE HAND AND WATCH THE SPEED AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE MACHINE THEY ARE DRIVING,MAYBE!!
pocopazzo June 02, 2011 at 01:04 PM
Yep, Duck Pond Road by Train Station and Sea Cliff/Glen Cove Avenues. Crossing the Duck Pond intersection as a pedestrian in the dark is particularly scary.
Elisabeth K Simpson June 02, 2011 at 01:42 PM
Clearly there are many bad/dangerous intersections in our lovely little city. I agree with the ones already cited and would add the intersection of North Lane, School Street and Brewster/Forest Avenue. Of course, living on North Lane and being the Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at that corner, I have to navigate it with some frequency so it also annoys me enough to go out of my way, up North Lane, and around to avoid that intersection. I really wouldn't mind if somehow that intersection were eliminated altogether, but I won't hold my breath on that happening in my lifetime.
Paul Long June 02, 2011 at 08:41 PM
My wife while pregnant w/our youngest was broadsided by a careless driver who blew the stop sign 9 yrs ago by the tracks at duckpond & pearsall. Luckily everyone was ok, but i have no doubt, it is only a matter of time before we have a fatality there. It may come under county jurisdiction, not sure, but i wish someone could come up w/some ideas for improvement.
Suzanne Anderson June 03, 2011 at 11:52 AM
The corner by the Firehouse is very bad - drivers do not seem to understand that it has two turning lanes Maybe they should mark the road (the way they do at the exit from Broadway Mall) to show drivers that they need to stay in the lane.

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