Ward 7 Alder

Open Issues: 684 Closed Issues: 9,501 Acknowledged Issues: 598
Watching issues created after: 2009-08-19

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  • 26 Center St New Haven, CT 06510 - Town_Green

    Connecting these empty lots and parking lots (visible on the satellite image) should be a priority.

    A new street would activate and provide more window frontage on blocks that are currently far too wide, therefore tremendously increasing the potential for real estate development and new tax revenue for the city.

    Models can be found from elsewhere in New Haven, for example, the Temple Street Plaza, which breaks down a large block into a series of pathways connecting College, Chapel, Temple and Crown. What makes cities successful these days are the "nooks and crannies" like these.

    Other small streets in New Haven have since disappeared due to urban renewal. For example, Pitkin Plaza, now home to 360 State, used to be a small street.

    See here for additional discussion of the idea, recently presented by architect George Knight: http://newhavenindependent.org/archives/2008/02/knight_blaze_ne.php The proposed street should be extended all the way to the Coliseum Site and perhaps tie in, through an indoor arcade, to the Federal Plaza (former Court Street) located just north of Chapel, between Orange and Church.

  • Trumbull St. & Lincoln St. New Haven, CT - New Haven

    On a popular walking route for East Rock residents to get downtown (via Audubon St.), one crosses Trumbull St. at Lincoln Ave. Despite signs saying "yield to pedestrians in crosswalk" I find that not only do drivers not yield, they typically accelerate. From one end they are coming off of I-91 and still going highway speeds, on the other they are trying to make the light at Orange St. I almost get hit by cars here once a week or so. Does anyone else have this problem?

    Maybe some blinking lights or a radar sign that tells drivers how fast they are going would help?

  • 260-262 College Street New Haven, Connecticut - Town_Green
    Apparently Yale will not renew the Anchor's lease. Let's Vote up saving the anchor.
  • red light runners Acknowledged
    76 York St New Haven, CT 06511 - Dwight
    Constantly running red lights at intersection of York and No. Frontage.
  • 383-501 State Street New Haven, CT - Downtown
    City Officials in New Haven are resistant to consider this great route for a cycling path because they are concerned that Amtrak will not grant and easement. Given past experience that is understandable but maybe citizens could help work the problem. Does anybody have contacts at Amtrak so that residents could start a conversation with them about using this easement? It would be really sad to let past bureaucratic relationships get in the way of this great solution.
  • Oak St Connector New Haven, CT 06519, USA - Hill
    Can you imagine what is going to happen to traffic when the DeStefano administration fills in RT 34 and closes all the exits except Church Street. Are they out of their minds? Remember when I-91 went from 4 lanes to one? You don't need to be a traffic engineer to see that that wasn't going to work. Where is the traffic going to go? Through traffic on 34 to Derby and beyond will now be mandated to go through downtown. The real danger is traffic backing up onto the new Q bridge,I-95 and I-91. The State has just reconfigured the interchange and now needs to make the 4 lanes down to 1 or 2 within a few hundred feet. Anyone else see this issue ???
  • 721 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Downtown
    He has done 4 loops and asked if I wanted to take a video.police were called but none have come.
  • Whitney Ave And Audubon St New Haven, Connecticut - Town_Green
    Construction of the Whitney and Audubon Complete Streets Project has begun this week. We are asking for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to use caution when navigating through this area throughout the construction period. Barring any delays, the project is expected to be completed by August 20th.. A graphic rendering of the project has been included to show how it will look upon completion. Thank you for your continued patience throughout the construction of this traffic calming, safety-enhanced pedestrian crossing in Downtown New Haven!
  • Church Street New Haven, Connecticut - Town_Green

    Marking this under "Public Space" because it severely inhibits the enjoyment thereof for women in New Haven. Repeatedly and on a near-daily basis, I am verbally harassed in the vicinity of Chapel and Church, often in a beyond-lewd manner. (In some instances, the harassers ride their bicycles on the side walk to do so.) Other women also report being similarly harassed as well.

    Can't something be done about this: more police patrols? Flyering? Posters? Pretty tired of this being tacitly accepted behavior in cities.

  • 47 Court Street New Haven, Connecticut - Wooster Square

    Something must be done to slow traffic on Olive Street. Unhampered by any stop signs or lights, cars zip down the street, often ignoring posted pedestrian crosswalks. Dolores Dogolo was struck and killed in October trying to cross the street; it’s now February, and nothing has been done to slow traffic or to secure additional, well-marked crosswalks. Compounding the problem now is the total lack of snow removal from sidewalk curbs; people still need to cross the street, regardless of weather. In order to do that now, we have to climb over snow or take a dangerous, circuitous path. We need new stop signs at the intersection of Court and Olive Streets.

    At the neighborhood meeting last night, many of us discussed how we could slow traffic and ensure the safety of our pedestrians. A worker from the city claimed that a raised crosswalk would be too expensive; the crosswalk at Whitney and Audubon, for instance, cost $300,000. So: two new stop signs should be installed, replacing the “YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS” signs that are currently there and that are currently ignored. The crosswalk-sign that stays in the middle of the crosswalk until it is hit and destroyed by a car should be installed properly.

    In addition, there should be crosswalks painted on all sides of the intersection; as is, only the northern crossing is painted. The sidewalks need to be prepared with proper ramps for wheelchairs and baby strollers.

    This is not a cost-prohibitive project, but it is a mandatory one that must be done as soon as possible. Unfortunately for our community and for the Dogolo family, it is not proactive enough; stop signs and crosswalks should have been installed and painted long before October.

    Thanks.

    Your neighbor,
    Alex

  • 17 Pearl St New Haven, CT - SOHU
    Payloader/plow dumped a mountain in front of my car and some icebergs into the back side of my car. Now have dent and broken hubcap.
  • Ice Mountains Archived
    Pearl Street New Haven, CT - SOHU
    There are big mountains of ice on the even side of the street that have caused damage to my car twice in trying to park, and have caused numerous slip and fall incidents to me and my guests. I know the city made an effort to plow the odd side, but didn't bother with the even and the frozen ice mountains are now causing damage to property and a dangerous situation to anyone needing to park on that side.