LCI - Westville PLUS

Open Issues: 342 Closed Issues: 6,237 Acknowledged Issues: 203
Watching issues created after: 2017-04-25

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  • Parks Request Archived
    29 Tour Avenue New Haven Connecticut - Westville
    The preschool at 3 Tour Avenue would like access to the river walk, located next to the playground at 29 Tour Avenue. We would like an opening created in the metal fence along Tour Avenue. This way, we can easily take our preschoolers for walks along the river or over to the playground on Blake Street. We would also appreciate a dedicated crosswalk on Tour from our playground to the river walk. We thank the city in advance for making this happen!
  • Parks Request Archived
    561 Edgewood Ave New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Edgewood
    Upper Edgewood Parkdesperate need of mowing. it hasn't been mowed in over a month and we now have sapling weeds growing in the park. please mow this area!
  • 538-542 Central Ave New Haven, CT 06515, USA - Westville
    Second crash in as many months this morning at Willard & Central. An all-way stop would be much safer!
  • 317 Alden Ave New Haven, CT 06515, USA - Westville
    The intersection of Alden Ave and Willard Street needs to be a four way stop for all vehicles. There are far too many accidents and near accidents at this location. Plus, it will stop the constant speeding down Alden Avenue. It is difficult and frightening to cross Alden Avenue for pedestrians.
  • Potholes Archived
    2-30 Knollwood Drive New Haven, Connecticut - Westville
    The recent paving project left a patch of road, approximately 15 feet long, unpaved, with raised manholes exposed. This road hazard has been present for about three weeks now. When will it be fixed?
  • Traffic/Road Safety Acknowledged
    Alden Avenue And Willard St 06515 - Westville
    All way stop sign needed at corner of Alden Ave and Willard St. Yet another accident. Police and ambulance onsite. At least one person being transported by ambulance.
  • Yele And Chapel or Yale and Edgewood, New Haven, Connecticut - Westville
    On both Chapel and Edgewood rampant speeding occurs daily. Monday afternoon I was passed on Edgewood by a car doing an estimated 45-50 mph on the wrong side of the road. I have lived in the neighborhood for several years and seen virtually no improvement. It would be nice to see active enforcement on a daily basis, and it may help to cut down on the many car break ins in the area as well.
  • 471 Central Ave New Haven, CT 06515, USA - Westville
    Unleashed pit bulls jumping at low, broken fence
  • 540 Edgewood Avenue New Haven, Connecticut - Edgewood

    Sunday afternoon, 8/27, there were several people riding dirtbikes and quads around Edgewood park, across the grass, and along the access road. They were traveling quite fast, doing wheelies and generally racing around. A number of the riders were masked.

    I wish these guys had a place where they could ride and enjoy off road sports safely. The streets of New Haven and Edgewood Park is simply not a safe option.

  • Edgewood Park Soccer Field New Haven, Connecticut - Westville
    When our kids hosted families from other communities for New Haven Youth soccer games this weekend, this is what our kids and their kids were forced to play in/on.
  • 495 Blake St New Haven, CT, 06515, USA - Westville

    This photo was not taken today and does not show the usual morning or late afternoon heavy vehicular traffic, but it does illustrate the intersection at Blake and Valley. On the right, is the Elm City Montessori School with a current preschool through elementary student population of approximately 270 kids. On the left is a surface parking lot that is often used as a cut-through by irate motorists who are frustrated by the frequent traffic back ups that occur here in the morning. Many of the students, including mine, walk to ECMS and cross this dangerous intersection at least twice a day. I have personally been hit three times over the past two years by vehicles piloted by drivers who either run the red light with the cross walk sign illuminated at this intersection or speed through the surface lot in their attempt to short cut the right turn from Valley to Blake. Thankfully, the incidents so far have been minor with no injuries beyond bruises and strained vocal cords. The recent addition of an illuminated "No Turn on Red" sign for those turning right from Blake to Valley has made a noticeable improvement. However, those coming from the opposite direction attempting to turn left from Blake to Valley, do not have an arrow, and often ignore the red light which endangers any pedestrians in the crosswalk. Similarly, those who use the surface lot as an auxiliary right turn lane, often do not watch for pedestrians on the sidewalk along Blake. My kids were almost hit this morning by someone speeding through the lot. I have witnessed near misses by other families crossing this intersection and have spoken to parents with similar concerns regarding the dangers here.

    The convergence of significant vehicular and pedestrian traffic at this intersection, particularly in the mornings and late afternoons, warrants an immediate and comprehensive traffic engineering study by the City of New Haven. At a minimum, a left turn arrow for those vehicles turning left from Blake to Valley could be incorporated into the signalling system and would greatly reduce the danger to pedestrians at the crosswalk, as well as facilitate better and safer vehicular movement there. Removing the entry/exit and corresponding curb cut along Blake from the surface parking lot would regulate entry and exit to the lot from Valley Street and thus, eliminate the vehicular cut-through at that location. One could argue for a school crossing guard here, but I would contend that without the application of these two aforementioned basic changes to the intersection and parking lot, the underlying problems will continue to endanger those who use the crosswalks.

    Apologies for the long-winded description, but these recommendations are reasonable and achievable. Immediate action needs to take place at the intersection of Blake Street and Valley road before we are faced with an avoidable tragedy.

  • 342 Yale Ave New Haven, CT, 06515, USA - Westville
    While I'm grateful for the new surface on Yale Ave, and also appreciative of the attempt to slow traffic and protect bikers, I'm afraid the new striping solution is very problematic. The "floating" parking spots are very dangerous, especially for kids going to Edgewood School. At night, I would never dare park my car in those spots because they are right in the middle of the avenue. Again, I understand the intention, but this solution just doesn't make sense for this road. It's dangerous.