Requests: bad driving
200 Orange Street New Haven, CT
There was one of those giant, white city vans (Not sure which department) parked in the "firelane" at 200 Orange area. Behind the empty city van sat a small sedan with a woman inside it. She looked like a regular New Havener. I believe she was talking on her phone, minding her business.
At that point, a recognizable See Click Fix user (A Jane Jacobs, in fact) was walking by. Noticing the woman in the car (and apparently not the huge city van) this SCF user turned around, made eye contact with the citizen in the sedan, and pointed to what looked to be a city sign (which probably indicated that this area is no longer used for parking like it once was).
The SCF user stood there for about 5 seconds, pointing at the sign and making eye contact. A very serious look on her face. No words were exchanged, but the meaning was clear: "Jane Jacobs" wanted this private citizen to MOVE ALONG, and OBEY THE RULES.
So, while I would normally just report "Illegal parking in the firelane in front of 200 Orange/Webster Bank", what was really bothersome was the possible altercation that could have happened between this recognizeable SCF user and a private citizen sitting in her own car on Orange Street.
Is SCF meant to carry on into the daily mindset of the community? Are SCF reporters, in essence, "Deputized" by city departments to be the ears, eyes, and arms of city hall
Why was/is it acceptable to this Jane Jacobs that an 16 foot city van be parked illegally, while a tiny sedan with an actual person in it, be worthy of her firm attention.
Should we all be engaging other members of the public when we witness them doing something wrong? or should we just report it here?· Reported by Peaceful Person · Flag Flagged
842 Chapel St New Haven, CTThere is almost always someone parked in the right lane of Chapel between Church and Orange, in-bound. I don't know which store they are going to, but it's almost always in the middle of the block, taking up a whole land of traffic. I have never seen any cops here to ticket and move them along. This is going to cause an accident or a fight. Please, NHPD, come down here to make people understand this is not their right.· Reported by l · Flag Flagged
352 Orange St New Haven, CT 06511the right turn lane is almost always blocked on orange st. as people leave their cars to enter the housing authority. this blocks traffic turning onto grove, and creates a major hazard. is there a better solution?
165 Church St New Haven, CT
1. it endangers people (the very citizens paying their salaries, mind you) in crosswalks
2. it often impedes the flow of traffic (sometimes blocking entire travel lanes)
3. it sets a bad example, often leading others to park illegally next to them
will the city take meaningful steps to fix this problem or just continue to look the other way for their own?
because if it is the latter, that is not the type of city i want to live in. and to be perfectly clear: silence = acceptance, city hall.
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
Intersection Of N Frontage And Church Stthis is one of several dangerous intersections for pedestrians to cross Rt. 34 - drivers are always running red lights· Reported by Margaret · Flag Flagged
337 361 Temple St New Haven, CT 06511, USAVehicles travel at very high rates of speed on Temple Street from Trumbull Street to Elm Street and frequently run the red lights on Temple at Trumbull, Temple at Grove Street and Temple at Elm Street.· Reported by Anonymous · Flag Flagged
1 Union Avenue New Haven, CT 06519, USA
We have been experiencing an exceedingly great number of quality of life issues and crime around 1 Union Ave and we would very much like the New Haven Police Department to be fix the issues before the summer months arrive. We noticed the police department continues to bill the tax payers, yet are not providing even the very basic services that a police department is expected to provide. Crime is out of control; people are constantly shooting people and being shot, violence in general is beyond scary, and all other gang crime and drug crimes are becoming far too common and committed in the open. Traffic violations are out of control; there are speeding cars everywhere, basic traffic rules are disregarded by almost everyone, and people committing more serious offenses like running red lights and stops signs occur at a frequency that is beyond appalling. Quality of life issues are out of control; the list is so long and everyone knows it.
Why don't you start by pulling people over for basic offenses like: no brake lights, headlights out, cracked windshields, missing plates, expired plates, tinted windows, loud mufflers, and loud music. If they have tinted windows, pull them over. If they then look suspicious, search the vehicle. If they have a loud muffler, pull them over. If they then look suspicious, search the vehicle. If they are playing loud music, pull them over. If they then look suspicious, search the vehicle. I guarantee the results of following these very basic procedures will be noticed by ALL the City of New Haven residents and its out of town visitors. The people who value life and want a decent quality of life will be very appreciative.
You say you cannot because you are undermanned/understaffed. Not true. You need to restructure your department. It is as simple as that. You also need to get your priorities straight. Why do we see countless officers all over town watching construction workers doing their jobs? Or, directing traffic like a flagman, at best? You say safety. Not true. Why not hire a real flagger who has been trained? Half the time these officers are sitting in their cars talking on their cell phones. Lately, we have seen not one cop at each construction site, but two, usually sitting around talking and not paying attention. All of these officers could, and SHOULD, be driving around pulling people over for the above mentioned quality of life and traffic offenses. Simple as that. Again, if they have tinted windows, pull them over. If they then look suspicious, search the vehicle. If they have a loud muffler, pull them over. If they then look suspicious, search the vehicle. If they are playing loud music, pull them over. If they then look suspicious, search the vehicle. The procedure is simple and effective and has years of use behind it to back up its effectiveness.
If you follow this simple plan that I have spelled out above (it doesn't require much brain matter), it is certain that this little town of 124,000 people can return to some degree of normalcy before the summer really gets going. I am sure there are many other New Haven residents out there that would agree with me.
Thank you for your time,
A New Haven Resident· Reported by New Haven Resident · Flag Flagged