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Bad Intersection: Port of Call Washington, DC

By Matthew Yglesias on December 15, 2009 at 12:29 pm

"Bad Intersection: Port of Call Washington, DC"

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I’m slightly obsessed with the havok wreaked on Washington, DC’s street grid by the diagonal streets. Perhaps my new least-favorite intersection is the bizarre tangle where Florida Avenue, New Jersey Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue, and S Street all collide:

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Looks to me like you could improve this one a lot by removing that nub of S Street and building something in the resulting triangle formed by the state-named avenues.

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