Very Dangerous Situation... Archived

77 High St New Haven, CT 06511 Show on Map Hide Map
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Because of the construction going on at Harkness Tower, pedestrians are being put in danger.

You might have to see this to understand, but what once was metered parking is now the travel lane. This means cars are moving quickly just feet from pedestrians on the east sidewalk of High Street.

When classes let out, the lone sidewalk becomes jam packed with students. What happens if a student gets bumped off the sidewalk and into a moving car?

The engineers actually made this situation. Next to the construction they actually used Jersey barriers to create an artificial sidewalk in the middle of the street, in what used to be the travel lane! Only no one is using the artificial sidewalk.

Yale should get rid of the artificial sidewalk, put the car traffic back in the middle of the street, and let the metered parking once again serve as a buffer between pedestrians and moving cars.

Either that, or SLOW DOWN the traffic to 10MPH, with temporary speed bumps and much better signage. fwiw.


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