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
Temple & Elm Streets New Haven, CTapproximately 50 feet south from united church on the green is a diseased branch that required removal weeks ago.children climb & swing from this branch & is clearly hazardous,setting up potential liability against the city of new haven in the event of injury.a prudent financial & safety measure is simply prune the tree.· Reported by zerofour shrbr · 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.
346 Temple St New Haven, CT 06511, USAThe intersection of Temple and Wall streets is harrowing for pedestrians - it needs a stop sign so that we don't have to creep into the street and hope a car isn't speeding towards us.· Reported by Caroline · Flag Flagged
Glenn Rd And Ella Grasso Blvd New Haven, CT
1. The crosswalk at this intersection is faded and practically invisible. It needs to be re-painted, and a sign needs to be posted that a crosswalk means that vehicles must STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS.
2. Cars speed up and down Ella Grasso Blvd with no repercussions. There is never a police car in sight monitoring drivers' behaviors at stop signs or the crosswalk, nor speeding through this residential area at 40+ mph. As a result, pedestrians take great risk just walking the streets of our own neighborhood· Reported by Karen Walker · Flag Flagged
- Acknowledged by: City of New Haven
Bradley At State New Haven, CT
Help us make the Bradley/State Intersection safe!
In April 2012 we submitted a New Haven Complete Streets project request to improve the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists at the intersection of Bradley and State (attached).
This application requested bump-outs to improve visibility on State Street at Bradley Street -- or a traffic light.
The Engineering Department of the City replied that our problem would be assessed by “ . . . verification of speeds and volumes on the road, traffic accident data and a physical review of the road and its context within the neighborhood.”
This measure alone will not illustrate how difficult and dangerous it is to exit Bradley. We need you to document your experiences with this intersection in the comments below.
Thank you for supporting the application, and safer streets for all.· Reported by Daphne Geismar · Flag Flagged
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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84 Wall St New Haven, CTThis parking lot is an eyesore. Yet opportunity lurks in its midst. The surrounding rowhouses, academic buildings, Elizabethan Club, and other buildings are gorgeous, and a pricey addition is currently being planned for Hendrie Hall which will face the parking lot. Coupled with the strategic placement of a similarly-scaled building and/or addition along Temple Street, this parking lot could be eliminated and replaced with a beautiful public courtyard or plaza, as was suggested in the original Yale Campus plans from 100 years ago. Doing so would greatly enhance the walking experience through Downtown and promote night-time safety.· Reported by campus · Flag Flagged
703-753 State St New Haven, CT 06511, USAthe fencing on both sides of the highway overpass on state next to bradley are broken, bent, rusted, and overgrown with weeds. this is not only a safety issue (they should prevent access to the highway) but also an aesthetic one (the disrepair encourages constant illegal dumping of trash).
the DOT should fix this soon!
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