Requests: road safety
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
Intersection Of State And Grove StreetsThe lights for pedestrians are not functioning on this intersection. This is going on for a number of days now and is creating a safety hazard for all wanting to cross State Street at this intersection.· Reported by Ludger Viefhues · 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
73 Elm St New Haven, CT 06510
This is a dangerous traffic situation for pedestrians.
Pedestrians on the south side of Elm heading towards Church come into conflict with drivers exiting the garage, which do not come to a complete stop or look to the right before driving away.
A high ranking member of the City of New Haven staff was observed texting while driving (exiting the garage) here at approximately 7:35PM last night - happy to provide more details if wanted. He was completely oblivious to a pedestrian who was trying to establish eye contact in order to safely cross the curb cut.
A raised sidewalk, narrowed exit (using bumped-out curbs) and system of speed bumps, as well as improved signage, would help here.· Reported by Resident · 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.
21 Whitney Ave New Haven, CTEvery day hundreds of people cross Whitney at Audubon, having to dodge speeding cars trying to make it through the light at Whitney and Trumbull - or worse yet, so they can hurry to sit at the red light! This intersection has numerous facilities on either side, including the Neighborhood Music School, ACES, Creative Arts, various eating establishments, etc. Every day people are nearly hit, me included. How much does a bucket of paint to paint some zebra stripes cost? I'll paint it myself.· Reported by Leslie Arthur · Flag Flagged
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.
362 Orange St New Haven, CT
The crosswalk at Orange and Audubon has the same issues as the crosswalk at Lincoln and Trumbull: traffic coming off the Trumbull Street exit and speeding through New Haven streets. There is a badly faded crosswalk painted on Orange Street but drivers flagrantly accelerate past pedestrians in the crosswalk daily. Just this morning 4 cars and a Yale Shuttle drove through the crosswalk *while I was crossing*. To make matters worse, the cars were pulling out into oncoming traffic to pass the Yale Shuttle.
I cross this intersection at all times of the day, and what scares me more than the speed of traffic is that the drivers do not even see me. They are so focused on the Orange/Grove light, even when it's red, that they never notice their surroundings and drive like they're in a funnel on the interstate.
The worst times are the morning rush hour with traffic traveling on Orange from Trumbull toward Grove. In the evening, that pattern reverses at to be cars traveling on Orange from Grove toward Trumbull.
This is incredibly dangerous. Pedestrians both young and old cross here for the housing authority, ACES, and the law firms on Audubon. Please! Add this intersection to this spring's Must-Repaint list, add some police presence especially in the morning rush hour, and consider it for a raised crosswalk!
- Acknowledged by: ct livable streets watch
- Acknowledged by: ct livable streets watch
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140-190 Crown St New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Parking enforcement and a curb extension are needed here before a mom pushing a stroller is killed by vehicles & trucks flying around the corner.
What kind of traffic engineer designed this disaster?· Reported by Resident3 · Flag Flagged
Chapel St 746 New Haven, Connecticut24 hours per day of screeching, homicidal speeding, red light running and tailgating. traffic enforcement is desperately needed if you want to develop this area as a livable place. the hideousness of crossing here is a major detriment to real estate values in Wooster square.· Reported by resident · Flag Flagged