Requests: road safety
75-129 Rosewood Ave New Haven, CT 06513, USAthis street needs a speed bump or something,, alot of kids ride their bikes, cars race down at over 50 mph,, someone is going to get killed,, you hear then all night long when you are laying in bed and during the day as well,, the neighbors have had it...· Reported by Anonymous · Flag Flagged
177-239 Lenox St New Haven, CT 06513, USAThe speeding on Lenox st is getting out of control. The city should put up signs and speed bumps in order to control the amount of speeding cars driving on Lenox st. Lexington ave, after the car race accident, got speed bumps and the amount of speeding cars has slowed down. Also the speeding on quinnipiac ave has slowed down after speed bumps and signs were added to the street. I strongly feel that Lenox st is well over due for speed bumps and signs. I moved on Lenox st in 1999. With-in 3 days still getting settled in I almost got hit by a speeding car when my basketball rolled into the middle of Lenox st. I now have a 7 year old nephew and a 3 year old niece that live on Lenox st, I fear for their and everyone else's safty! Please vote to help!!
432 Quinnipiac Ave New Haven, CT 06513Constant speeding along Quinnipiac Avenue between Grand and Ferry. The speed limit is posted as 25MPH and this is a bicycle route. However, traffic moves at between 35 and 40MPH on average.
30 Lenox Street New Haven, CT 06513, USA
"The smell will drive you crazy..."
Uretek, a polyurethane manufacturing factory that is surrounded by residential homes and schools, consistently produces noxious chemical smells - especially at night. Driving or walking by, the foul odor can be overwhelming, and even blocks away, the fumes invade. The potential "danger" of these emissions is a serious concern, compounded by the billowing black smoke recently seen billowing from the factory, as well as the company's disturbing history of air pollution.
“’The smell would drive you crazy,’ said Louis Lopez, a 44-year-old mechanic who has worked for Uretek since 1984.” In December 1986, The New York Times covered a controversial employee strike at Uretek Inc. Uretek workers walked off the job due to health and safety concerns, specifically regarding the solvent dimethylformamide, or DMF, which is used at the plant. They claimed that fumes sickened half of the 66 workers at the plant. Later, testing by Yale confirmed the damage: 36 of the tested employees had ''significant liver-function abnormalities,'' and ten were diagnosed with toxic hepatitis, findings that, according to the doctor, were ''overwhelmingly'' linked to DMF*
The workers’ health problems in 1986 were “not the first time that Uretek has been accused of wrongdoing,” according to the Times article. In 1984, the Uretek vice president John Andrews was convicted on felony charges of illegally storing and disposing of hazardous waste – making it “the first time a corporation in Connecticut had been convicted of such a criminal offense in a trial.”
The article also noted that Uretek has been cited by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection on air pollution.
Although this was many years ago, Uretek's emissions and its potential impact on the environment and people remain a very significant concern.
The DEP was notified a few years back (when the odors seemed particularly strong and noxious even blocks away). Despite Uretek’s pollution history, DEP’s response seemed disinterested. As far as we know, no air quality testing was conducted, nor any follow-up.
A health issue as serious and dangerous as this requires more than discussions or assurances from factory management. It would seem logical and imperative that thorough air quality testing be conducted (especially after hours/at night when the odors are often strongest) and that the results be made publicly available.
Does DEP receive notification of SeeClickFix concerns?· Reported by Q River Community Member · Flag Flagged
201-207 Lexington Ave New Haven, CT 06513, USAMotorcycles continue to speed down Lexington Ave. Back and forth for about 45 min. tonight. Called non-emergency number at around 11pm tonight and as usual no police showed up. There was nothing going on in east shore on any police scanner stations.· Reported by anon · Flag Flagged
Clifton St/Russell St Intersection CT 06513, USAThere is constant speeding occurring on Clifton St (where the posted speed limit is 25 mph but the average speed is closer to 40+ mph). In addition, people are always blowing the stop signs on Russell St. Needless to say there is atleast one accident a year at this intersection and numerous near misses. Either a four-way stop sign or speed bumps are needed to slow down the traffic on Clifton St. This is also a high pedestrian traffic area due to both a city bus stop and school bus stops and it can be dangerous crossing the street due to the speeding vehicles.· Reported by Anonymous · Flag Flagged
100 East Grand New Haven, CTThere needs to be some bike safety education done in this neighborhood, at the Eastern Circle Projects as well as in our K-8's. Kids, aged about 10-12, are riding after dark, downhill fast and unable to stop, darting out in front of cars, and are practically invisible w/o any reflective gear, not to mention helmets.· Reported by L · Flag Flagged
376 Quinnipiac Ave New Haven, CT 06513, USAThe towtrucks for Unlimited Auto Repair from this address: 376 Quinnipiac Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513-4402
(203) 468-7919 are FLYING up and down Front St. in Fair Haven all day long. They speed, whether a car is being towed or not, flying closely past kids on bicycles and pedestrians. Did they do this up and down Q Ave before the detour? They must have.· Reported by R · Flag Flagged