Requests: bike concern
127 Church St New Haven, CT 06510, USA
This is what the street looks like at 9:30AM. Massive excess of road capacity which leads to speeding, combined with poor conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.
A buffered bike lane, which is a standard in NYC and Philadelphia now, would make the street safer for all road users by narrowing it and reducing speed.
This is a very popular bike route and with an actual lane, bike use would triple overnight (based on experiences of other cities that do this). This would free up more parking for local businesses to thrive and hire more staff.· Reported by Resident3 · Flag Flagged
State Street At North Frontage southboundA Judicial Marshal van accelerated down State (behind me on a bike) and ran a red light. Plate (?) 5-4777. Called Traffic Safety Hotline; got recording stating "Mailbox is full."· Reported by Jenny Blair · Flag Flagged
157 Church St New Haven, CT 06510, USA
This is a thread to discuss issues related to the ongoing problem of violence in some areas of New Haven and surrounding towns. Please vote here if you want to see this problem addressed and if you agree:
1. Every citizen has the right to freedom from fear: a safe neighborhood and a safe house.
2. No child living in New Haven or anywhere else nearby should have to hear gunshots every week in their neighborhood (I currently do!).
3. A friend recently said "it is easier to get a gun than a quart of milk in my neighborhood." This is obviously not an acceptable situation.
4. A comprehensive community strategy is needed to stop the violence. Elected representatives should be able to explain exactly what they are doing to support the community's strategy.
5. The constant outdoor gunfire at the police training range is not acceptable. People living in Newhallville and Beaver Hills hear constant gunfire from this range and it sends the wrong message.
Please post ideas for community organizing to stop the message, links to relevant pages, etc -- and send the message to everyone that enough is enough!
http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/another_year_no_white_/· Reported by Anonymous · Flag Flagged
201-273 George St New Haven, CT 06510, USAThe bicycle rack, at the brand new, multi-million dollar high school, is installed to close to the building making it next to useless for locking bicycles. Grade of F! (for fix it).· Reported by Display Name · Flag Flagged
976 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06510
Possibly leaving the bars?
Revving engines, speeding at literally 60-70 miles per hour down Chapel, making large amounts of noise and narrowly avoiding running over pedestrians.
Could be fairly straightforward to set up a detail and fine them for reckless endangerment, speeding, noise, etc.
192-224 Orange St New Haven, CT
so many issues on see click fix involve the need for more enforcement of traffic laws, and more protection of pedestrians and cyclists.
the following things have happened to me in the past week (to help paint a picture of how many happen overall):
i was cursed out in the crosswalk in front of the police station for daring to cross legally, because i'm a "b*tch" who thinks i can "walk wherever i want"
i flipped over my handlebars after nearly being missed by a car running a red light, and then was nearly missed by the car speeding behind me. neither of the vehicles stopped to see if i was ok.
i was cursed at for riding in line with sharrows on state street because i should "get out of the way" and "stay on the #$% sidewalk"
a man and i, while crossing in a crosswalk, were violently honked at, despite crossing legally, and the fact that he was using a cane. when i challenged the driver honking, a stream of curse words came, and the driver behind him screamed "WELCOME TO NEW HAVEN, WE DON'T GIVE A @#$%"
while waiting at a red light going straight towards the train station, with my bike physically stopped ON A SHARROW, a man got out of his BMW to ask me why i wasn't all the way over to the right (even though that is a turn lane and i wasn't turning) and when i explained why, he started screaming that i'm "supposed to let all the cars pass" since i was "blocking all the traffic" (while stopped at a light legally, and after keeping up with the flow of traffic for my entire trip) (and, "let all the cars pass"? so i should wait at each intersection until not one car exists?)
with this level of aggression, it is a wonder we walk or bike at all.
our city needs to take more serious steps towards protecting the roads most vulnerable users.
100 Audubon St New Haven, CT 06511The 3-4 bike rack in front of the Neighborhood Music School is great... but it is often full. To promote safe biking for the children and adults who bike to NMS, we need more bike parking spaces.· Reported by Edwin Williamson · Flag Flagged
- Acknowledged by: City of New Haven