September 23, 2021

These are the worst intersections in Orlando, according to Reddit

As we've noted before, Orlando is a car-choked hellscape.

Even knowing that it's the endpoint of years of prioritizing cars over transit and sustainable development, something we're slowly making progress on, doesn't make sitting in it any easier.

And even against the exhaust-filled and exhausting background of terrible Orlando traffic all over, there are a few intersections that stand out. Reddit users recently came together to gripe about the worst of the worst.

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These are the worst intersections in Orlando, according to Reddit
N. Mills and E. Colonial
Orlando is so car-centric that even the gateway to our hipster haven is choked with automobiles. Reddit users were quick to point out both the cramped nature of the streets not built for so much traffic and the user error of people trying to illegally turn left onto Colonial.

N. Mills and E. Colonial


Orlando is so car-centric that even the gateway to our hipster haven is choked with automobiles. Reddit users were quick to point out both the cramped nature of the streets not built for so much traffic and the user error of people trying to illegally turn left onto Colonial.
W. Fairbanks & S. Orlando Ave
While no reason was given for including this intersection in the mix, it did get plenty of upvotes from frustrated drivers.

W. Fairbanks & S. Orlando Ave


While no reason was given for including this intersection in the mix, it did get plenty of upvotes from frustrated drivers.
Maguire Boulevard & E. Colonial Drive
One of the few intersections whose problems aren't traffic-related. This exchange made Reddit's shitlist for how easily it floods in the rain.

Maguire Boulevard & E. Colonial Drive


One of the few intersections whose problems aren't traffic-related. This exchange made Reddit's shitlist for how easily it floods in the rain.
E. Colonial Drive and I-4
When the two most-mentioned roads in the conversation meet, there can't help but be trouble.

E. Colonial Drive and I-4

When the two most-mentioned roads in the conversation meet, there can't help but be trouble.
S. Orange Avenue & Michigan Street
There was some debate over whether this South Orlando intersection ranked among the worst, but enough people believed so to include it,

S. Orange Avenue & Michigan Street

There was some debate over whether this South Orlando intersection ranked among the worst, but enough people believed so to include it,
Lee Road & I-4
All regular traffic snares tend to be the result of poor planning, and this intersection is more poorly planned than most.

Lee Road & I-4


All regular traffic snares tend to be the result of poor planning, and this intersection is more poorly planned than most.
434 & N. Ronald Reagan Boulevard
The Sunrail crossing made this already disastrous intersection even worse.

434 & N. Ronald Reagan Boulevard


The Sunrail crossing made this already disastrous intersection even worse.
Semoran Boulevard & 50
Even after a year of working from home, the rush hour traffic in this intersection comes for us in our nightmares.

Semoran Boulevard & 50

Even after a year of working from home, the rush hour traffic in this intersection comes for us in our nightmares.

North Hiawassee Road & Clarcona Ocoee Road
One of the rare intersections that Redditors noted as actively dangerous, unprotected turns and poor sightlines make this intersection dreadful.

North Hiawassee Road & Clarcona Ocoee Road

One of the rare intersections that Redditors noted as actively dangerous, unprotected turns and poor sightlines make this intersection dreadful.