Rank: Civic Pride Civic Points: 155
  • 469 College Street New Haven, Connecticut - Downtown
    At dusk and nighttime the crosswalk at the Wall Street / College Street intersection is very difficult to see, and there are many close-calls between pedestrians and cars. Because of the number of pedestrians that seek to cross College Street each minute (with no traffic signal), there is often a "game of chicken" as the car tries to drive through the intersection and the pedestrian tries to use the crosswalk. When the crosswalk and pedestrians can't be seen, the stakes are higher and it is only a matter of time before someone gets hit. There must be a way to better signal to drivers that they are required by law to stop at this crosswalk—providing sufficient lighting so pedestrians can be seen would be a good start. Thank you for your time.