This is a watch area for the 6 Policing District's Donald Harrison
Downtown New Haven, CT, USA - Downtown
Copied email to Enginnering Dept, not yet answered:
First, I apologize if yours is not the right department for this issue. I would appreciate it if you would forward it to the appropriate department.
This morning I was walking my dog on College Ave between Grove and Trumbull, when the dog suddenly cried out in pain and jumped into the street. He would not go back on the sidewalk, and so we crossed the street, but he was unwilling to step on the sidewalk at all, and panted in fear all the way home.
The exact same thing happened last year on two separate occasions with my previous dog, who died this summer. At that time I suspected a voltage leak into the damp sidewalk and called the power company, but never got a response. The fact that this happened again with a different dog suggests that there is indeed a voltage leak.
The area of the sidewalk where this happened is on College Ave between Grove and Trumbull, between the 6th and 7th streetlight, on the cemetery side of the street.
I would appreciate it if you could keep me updated,
Cars go speeding up Mansfield Street at very unsafe speeds because it is just a long street, no stop signs or anything. Children are frequently riding bikes around as well, just seems like a terrible combination. Maybe adding stop signs or maybe even just speed bumps (or just those "rumble strips") to certain areas would help.
139 Munson St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - New Haven
It would be beneficial for police, especially the ones who are consistently parked on the corners of Winchester and Munson to enforce Noise Ordinance violations.
Car stereos blaring vulgar music and window shaking bass are a prime example of noise pollution in our community.
Not only offensive to me, the profanities that can be clearly heard are certainly not appropriate for our children.
There is an ordinance for a reason, let's see it enforced!
85 Mansfield Street New Haven, CT - Dixwell
This morning at around 8am, I witnessed a police officer parked out front of 85 Mansfield Street enjoying his breakfast. He was drinking a hot beverage and throwing what appeared to be an orange peel and other leftover food debris out of the window into the middle of the street (a $140+ fine). While we appreciate community policing efforts in New Haven, I don't think any of the neighbors want to see increased debris on our streets.
116 132 Goffe St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Dixwell
There is a traffic light here when you turn right onto Goffe from Webster. The sign clearly says "No turn on Red". This makes sense, this is located very near to a local park and elementary school. Yet, many people don't seem to know or care that this is a red light and treat it instead as a stop sign or a yield sign. I have been stopped at this light many times and been honked at by other drivers who want me to run the light, or sometimes they just go around, to the point where I now stick to the right half of the lane even though this is a single lane. The signs need to be made more clear and a police presence needs to be here to discourage those who would violate this traffic light. It's only a matter of time before someone, perhaps a student at the school, gets hurt by a speeding maniac!
Winchester And Webster New Haven, CT - Dixwell
There is a large pile of snow that was plowed out of the condo parking lot across form the driveway on Webster st that was pushed onto the sidewalk across the street and is encroaching the street line causing traffic to cross yellow line to get up incline at intersection with Winchester. Its melting now, but anymore snow and this issue will become a problem. Intervention by educating the condo assoc and its contractor(s) ??. This is illegal yes?
220 Mansfield New Haven, CT - Dixwell
Traffic making a left or right turn from Mansfield St. [or continuing straight on Mansfield] cannot see if cars are coming up Munson due to a large pile of snow. The snow pile is the direct result of the plowing/cleanup effort that the city initiated, but did not complete. This intersection is bad enough under normal circumstances - and because Mansfield is a one-way street, this intersection is unavoidable for many. Cars driving up/down Munson do not understand the danger present and are driving through the intersection at high speeds - its only a matter of time before there is an accident.
I thank and applaud the post-blizzard cleanup crews for their work thus far, but something needs to be resolved here soon. Either:
- This pile of snow needs to be immediately removed, or
- Temporary stop signs should be placed on Munson/Hillside at this location, until the snow pile can be dealt with
Prospect And Sachem New Haven, CT - Prospect Hill
I watched the Yale Police aggressively enforce bicycle traffic violations all summer. Now that Yale is back I see bicycles everywhere going thru red lights, cutting off pedestrians in cross walks and more. Once in a while I see a rider obeying the law. I actually had a Yale student say "are you serious" when I told them they were supposed to stop at a red light. I won't repeat what they said when I replied yes.
Can anyone address Yale about promoting bicycle safety? Also why can't the Yale PD continue their enforcement thru the year or do they reserve summer time for going after Townies??
Mansfield St And Hillside St New Haven, CT - Prospect Hill
Since Science park was built there has been increased traffic coming up HIllside at high speeds. If you are on Mansfield St. it is nearly impossible to see traffic coming up Hillside unless you inch out too far. Please put a traffic light on Hillside and Mansfield.