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Myths and Facts

Myth: The Woburn St / Mass Ave intersection isn’t even in the top ten most dangerous intersections in Lexington. There’s no reason to reconfigure it and put in traffic lights.

Facts: Based on the most reliable official data for the years 2002-2013, the Woburn St / Mass Ave intersection certainly is one of the top ten most dangerous intersections. In fact, it tops the list for injury crashes, and is fifth in overall crashes. And 2014 data from the Lexington Police Department shows a significant increase in crashes at that intersection.

Woburn St / Mass Ave is #1 in motorists hitting pedestrians or cyclists.

Crashes between motorists and pedestrians or bicyclists

From 2002-2013, the Woburn St / Mass Ave intersection had more crashes involving non-motorists than any of the top ten most dangerous intersections in Lexington. Sources: Lexington Minuteman, Mass DOT Crash Portal.

Woburn St / Mass Ave is #1 in motorists injuring pedestrians or bicyclists.

Injuries from motorist crashes with pedestrians and bicycles

From 2002-2013, the Woburn St / Mass Ave intersection had more injuries to non-motorists than any of the top ten most dangerous intersections in Lexington. Sources: Lexington Minuteman, Mass DOT Crash Portal.

Woburn St / Mass Ave is #5 in total motor vehicle crashes.

Total crashes per intersection

From 2002-2013, the Woburn St / Mass Ave intersection ranked #5 in the number of crashes compared with the top ten most dangerous intersections in Lexington. Sources: Lexington Minuteman, Mass DOT Crash Portal.

Woburn St / Mass Ave is #5 in total motor vehicle crashes resulting in motorist or non-motorist injury.

Total injuries per intersection

From 2002-2013, the Woburn St / Mass Ave intersection ranked #5 in the number of crashes resulting in injuries compared with the top ten most dangerous intersections in Lexington. Sources: Lexington Minuteman, Mass DOT Crash Portal.


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