1138-1142 Maple Avenue Hartford, ConnecticutThere is a jarring bump in the asphalt on Maple Ave. heading into Hartford from the Berlin Turnpike. The bump is almost exactly parallel with the turnoff to Fairfield Ave. & requires a dangerous reduction in speed while going straight down Maple in the right side lane at the turnoff, which also happens to be at a traffic light. It has been there for quite some time (years actually) & given that every car my family owns has needed mufflers fixed &/or replaced due to wear & tear damage from road conditions, it's high time it was addressed.
Thank you for your time. I'm hopeful it will finally be fixed.
Thanks! Thanked!South Street Between Maple Ave. & Wethersfield Ave. Hartford, ConnecticutNOT A SPEEDBUMP REQUEST (those don't help anyway...)
Excessive congestion, speed, & insufficient or damaged signage.
134 Goodwin Park Road Hartford, Connecticut
It's spring, but Goodwin Park looks like h#ll still with all of the junk advertisements and scaffolding from the auto-centric light show still hanging around in the park. And the Goodwin Park Road is still open to traffic, often fast moving and dangerous.
It would be great to see the City parks department work with the advertising-lights show producers to require that they remove their junk in a timely manner. Otherwise Goodwin just looks like a dumping ground for this event. As a city do we really want our much vaunted, famous Olmstead-designed park to look like heck for half the year? It's beyond me, but I just moved here, I guess maybe I don't get the inspiration behind such decisions.
In the meantime, the trail and turf in the far southwestern corner of the park is still ruined and it appears the forestry work still going on in that area of the park continues to be done with little regard for tearing up the turf.
Goodwin Park Road Hartford, Connecticut
The concrete barriers placed at two points of the park road in Goodwin Park have been moved several times over the past several weeks and have now been pushed completely off the road. Assuming this hasn't been done on purpose by the parks department, this needs to be fixed and these barriers should be more firmly attached to the road.
As a great space for families to walk and bike through the park, and for people to ride bikes, it's pretty dangerous not knowing whether there is going to be traffic ripping through the park or not.
South Street Hartford, ConnecticutSpeed Limit, School Zone, Playground & Slow signs needed. There are too few if any of these & what there are of these are damaged &/or defaced. This issue ties directly into the traffic & speed issues we have yet to have addressed by the city. Although I will say that 311/SeeClickFix have done what they can.
Goodwin Park 141-211 Hubbard Road, Hartford, Connecticut
There is a new, completely dark, impossible-to-see-in-the-dark-unless-you-know-its-there barrier on this southern portion of the closed road in Goodwin Park. The offending barrier is right where the placemark is on this map. It needs reflectors if its going to be put there to close the road. I almost ran right into it tonight on my bike commute home from work.
It's pretty clear this is due to the auto-centric elves currently changing up what is a calm, alternative, safe commute and leisure route for bicycles and walkers into a route for distracted, dangerous, non-stop evening car traffic during the Festival of Lights.
I support the Festival of Lights in the Park, but maybe it could be time to at least start thinking about making this less of a car-centric event and more of a walk or sled through type of event?
- Acknowledged by: City of Hartford
Goodwin Park Road Hartford, Connecticut
Happy to see that the concrete barriers were moved back into place on the Goodwin Park Road. Reflectors have been placed on the 'outside' of the southernmost concrete blocks so that they could be seen at night when a light is shined on them. These blocks need reflectors on both sides so that cyclists using the park in the twilight and evening hours can see them from both sides.
There have been cases of people on bikes getting severely injured by unmarked (unreflectored) bollards and barriers like this and I'm afraid it leaves the city open the risk of being sued.
Image is of the 'backside' of the southernmost concrete barriers.
234-254 South Street Hartford, ConnecticutParking for the businesses on South St., between Becket & Campfield is causing increasingly dangerous traffic congestion.
This area is mere yards from a school & the playgrounds at Goodwin Park. That stretch of road is also a drop-off point for many school busses & is a walking area for students.
I'm not sure you can help directly but I don't know where else to address it. Maybe a traffic study can be done or it may be as simple as making the street a one way? Thanks.
96-114 South Street Hartford, ConnecticutTraffic congestion due to parked cars too close to the intersection of South St. & Franklin Ave. is getting worse. Most days, the traffic in this heavily travelled section is restricted to one treacherous lane. The problem could be addressed in conjunction with the gongestion further up the road at South between Becket & Campfield.
South Street Roughly Between Maple & Campfield Hartford, ConnecticutThe neighbors here on South Street are all in agreement that SOMETHING needs to be done about the worsening & increasingly dangerous automobile traffic on this stretch of the road. The area is adjacent to Goodwin Park, a playground, an elementary school & a number of school bus stops.
This past spring, a car accident took out a portion of the brand new wood piling fence near the public pool & the playground. Thankfully, the customarily heavy sidewalk traffic was light due to rain & the time of year. Today however, on 7/11, an elderly gentleman riding bike was struck by a car & had to be taken to the hospital. This is an area with many elderly folks & a lot of children who use the park & walk to nearby shops, restaurants & neighbors. It's a shame that we feel that at any moment we can be struck by speeding motorists while simply taking a casual stroll down one of the city's "quieter" streets. We are all deathly afraid that something more terrible than what has already occured will happen sooner than later.
Any help connecting us to the proper channels for addressing the issue would be greatly appreciated.