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
347 College St New Haven, CT 06510
A crosswalk is needed from Phelps Gate to the Green. There is a mid block crosswalk on Temple Street, in front of the Omni Hotel (which has far fewer pedestrians than Phelps Gate!), which could serve as a model.
Doing this would require bumping out the curbs and removing some parking spaces, in order to increase the visibility of pedestrians.
It would also help reduce speeding on the street. Cars currently travel through this area at very high speeds, putting pedestrians' lives at risk.· Reported by Yale Alum · 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.
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