Question of the Day: Longest Traffic Light?

What stop signal in the neighborhood holds you up the most?

I'm always trying to figure out the fastest routes around Malverne and West Hempstead - especially when trying to get to the scene of a breaking news story swiftly yet safely. That usually means taking side streets to avoid some of the area's longest lights.

There are a few that come to mind - the light at the intersection of Broadway and Hempstead Avenue— near the Malverne train station — and the one at Nassau Boulevard and Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead.

In our Question of the Day, we want to hear your thoughts on this issue. Where is the longest light in Malverne and West Hempstead in your opinion? What's the longest amount of time that you've sat at a traffic signal in the neighborhood?

Let us know in the comments.

Yossi Azose July 13, 2011 at 08:25 PM
Hempstead Ave by the train station can be pretty long. Two others come to mind: 1) Turning left from Woodfield Rd onto Lakeview Ave takes forever (inordinately long for such a sparsely travelled intersection). 2) Crossing Peninsula on Lakeview Ave at the Lakeview-Rockville Centre border. Actually, I'm pretty sure the longest combination of lights in one general intersection(I haven't timed it but it feels like 4+ minutes total) is turning left from N Village Ave onto Lakeview Ave just as the Peninsula Blvd light turns red, after having already waited well over a minute at the N Village Ave Light. (phew! talk about the definition of eternity.) BTW, the Peninsula-Lakeview intersection has a red-light camera so watch out.
Natalie July 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM
Yes Woodfield and Lakeview are long. So is Eagle Ave and Hempstead Ave (by CVS )
John Soran July 14, 2011 at 08:52 PM
The intersection at Nassau Ave and Hempstead Ave Every morning when I go to work I go around the block to avoid that light . It should have a right on red but it don't
PB684 July 16, 2011 at 12:58 AM
the light on the corner by the Midas shop and Burger King on Hempstead Tpke in West Hempstead is pretty long
PB684 July 16, 2011 at 12:59 AM
already got a ticket for a right-on-red at that one!


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