City of Hamden

Open Issues: 78 Closed Issues: 368 Acknowledged Issues: 36
Watching issues created after: 2009-09-06

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  • Farmington Canal Heritage Trail Hamden, CT 06518, USA - Hamden
    On numerous occasions, I have seen people coming in and out of the woods in this area. The impression I've gotten is that they either live in there, or engage in illegal activity. I once road my bike about 20 feet into the woods (if heading northbound, there is small grass trail on the right as you start to go up the hill
    ), and I saw, I kid you not, a man wearing a trenchcoat, watching the canal line from behind the trees. As soon as he saw me he rushed further into the woods. This is a very dangerous situation. If possible, I wouldn't go any farther south than the dixwell bridge crossing. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!
  • 2-16 Mount Carmel Avenue Hamden Connecticut - Hamden
    Alot of time and money seemed to be spent a couple of years ago completely re-engineering this intersection, and it's great that there's a dedicated left turn signal for motor vehicle drivers making a left (while heading south on Rt 10 - Whitney Ave) onto Mt Carmel Ave (heading east). The problem is with all that redesigning no one ever thought to put in a signal that recognizes cyclists. If you get stuck at that light without a car behind you to signal the dedicated left turn the "on demand" signal never changes, and you get stranded in the middle of a fast, busy, dangerous state road. I should point out that this is a heavily used cyclist route and is part of many rides in the greater New Haven area. Can we please install new technology--or properly calibrate the existing infrastructure-- so that it will sense lone cyclists waiting at this left turn signal. Thank you. (Note: a quick Google search brings up several relevant articles, such as this one:
  • Shepard Ave Near Eramo Terr Hamden, CT 06514, USA - Hamden
    for years i lived in hamden and have yet to see radar being used. i work in new haven and as big and as busy as the new haven police dept is i see radar all the time. i see hamden police car with the words traffic division on it sitting in parking lots all the time doing nothing.when you call to ask the police dept if they can do some speed enforcement they send you to the traffic division and there is no answer and you leave a message and never get a call back ???
  • Intersection So.Elm Street Ward St., Ward St. Extension, Wallingford Center, CT - Wallingford Center
    This is supposed to be a 4 way intersection with stop signs. There is a high volume of traffic where people don't stop for stop signs and little traffic monitoring by police. There are extremely high bushes growing on Ward St. side of Victorian House on corner with house facing So. Elm St. People can't see oncoming traffic. This is supposed to be a 4 way intersection, but streets aren't a direct crossover. Cars don't stop to look or follow rules of the road or/and aren't respectful of other drivers. Cars also speed through stop signs without completely stopping. Slight ways down the street on So. Elm Street is Doolittle Park and the YMCA. There are sometimes many children in that area and cars are speeding at a high rate of speed as if it were a highway.
  • Four Rod Road - Hamden
    Four Rod Road is incredibly busy and there are numerous accidents on the corner of Four Rod Road and Earl Avenue. It is very hard to see while stopping at the two present stop signs on Earl Avenue, but none on Four Rod Road. There is also a hill that cars fly down from both directions as they go through this intersection on Four Rod Road.
  • 1831-1841 Whitney Ave Hamden, CT 06517, USA - Spring Glen
    In Whitneyville heading North and south the speed limit is always exceeded plus there is a lot of swerving and passing of cars going way over the speed limit! The entire length of the road ought to be a no passing zone!
  • Bike Lane Archived
    Whitney Avenue Hamden, CT - Hamden
    We need a bike lane from Hamden to New Haven. Whitney Avenue is one of the most dangerous roads to ride on, however drivers should not blame cyclists, but the lack of secured paths for cyclists. No rider in their right mind wants to negotiate space with vehicles that can kills us..
  • 178 New Road Hamden, Connecticut - Hamden
    Large dangerous potholes on New Road. This road is regularly traveled by cyclists. A cyclist was injured here Tuesday April 21, and had to be taken to the Emergency Room. The people living in the house at the location came out to help and said that had lost tire in the holes on the road there. This is a public safety issue.
  • Treadwell And Belmont Steets Hamden, CT 06517, USA - Hamden
    I've recently moved into this neighborhood and am completely shocked with how many people blow the stop sign sign at Treadwell and Belmont Streets. It's anyone & everyone from families in mini vans to police (and no! there were no lights or sirens on). It's all day long from morning through late evening. What can be done to prevent this?
  • 2356 Dixwell Ave Hamden, CT - Hamden

    I've been at this intersection in the last few weeks and people run the light nearly 5 seconds after a different light turns green.

    Without proper control, accidents are more likely than ever. I recommend implementing photo enforcement for this light.

  • 2210 Whitney Ave Hamden, CT 06517, USA - Hamden
    This madness needs to stop. I see rear-ended accidents on multiple on-ramps to Rt 15. Starting from a complete stop is dangerous and the state needs to get rid of the stop signs and add merging lanes. Waste of the police, fire, and ambulance's time and our money.
  • 541-599 Denslow Hill Exd Hamden, CT 06514, USA - Hamden
    Reconnect Denslow hill road.
    Help reduce traffic on Paradise ave