Yale Custodial Services

Open Issues: 19 Closed Issues: 349 Acknowledged Issues: 5
Watching issues created after: 2009-10-03

Custodial Services performs cleaning and maintenance of University buildings in the Central and Science areas for students, staff, and visitors in order to provide a clean, safe, pleasant, and accessible environment. Custodial services provides these services in a customer-oriented environment, with emphasis on accountability, responsiveness, innovation and professionalism. Additional functions include:

* Biohazard removal
* Pest extermination services
* Comprehensive recycling p

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  • 153-265 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Yale University Campus
    If you do not want neighbors to block Yale from building the new School of Management building click "I want this fixed too" here.
  • 468 College St New Haven, CT 06511 - Downtown
    Drivers going both ways on College never stop at the pedestrian crosswalk at the Wall St. intersection. Yale Police needs to crack down on this, since it's only a matter of time before a pedestrian gets seriously hurt here.
  • 222 York Street New Haven, Connecticut - Dwight
    To improve the safety of the mid-block crossing for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, we ask the City of New Haven to implement a mid-block, painted or stamped crosswalk with pedestrian crossing signs and pedestrian-activated flashing signals at 222 York Street directly in front of the University Theatre. In addition, in order to slow traffic approaching this mid-block crossing and to improve pedestrian visibility within this crosswalk, we ask the city to limit parking near this midblock crosswalk directly across from and in front of the theater and to clearly designate no-parking areas on either side of the mid-block crosswalk. Finally, to provide for disability access, curb cuts need to be installed at either end of this crosswalk.
  • 47-75 Trumbull St New Haven Ct 06510 USA - Yale University Campus
    Almost every day on my way to work from downtown to Yale's School of Management, I am nearly hit by a car. The northbound cars turning right from Whitney Avenue onto Trumbull Street do NOT realize that the pedestrian walk signal is on and that they must yield to pedestrians. When the pedestrian walk sign is on and I try to cross, the turning cars continue driving at me and drivers blow their horns and yell at me. Even more stressful than these antagonizing interactions is the knowledge that one day someone probably will be hit and killed/severely injured. Traffic signage MUST be improved to indicate that right-turning cars must yield to pedestrians, or the pedestrian walk light should be rewired to only turn on when the Whitney Avenue light is red. Perhaps clearer cross-walk lines should also be instituted. This intersection is heavily trafficked by employees and students every single day, so I exhort the City to make this a priority.
  • 195 Elm St New Haven, CT - Downtown

    midway between high st. and college st., students are constantly streaming across the street. my belief is that students will always take the most direct path across regardless of the crosswalk at york. another crosswalk would be ignored here, as drivers already speed through the light at york.

    any chance yale could build a simple pedestrian crossing above the street? i bet there are plenty of local architects who would jump at the chance.

  • 1178 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Dwight

    The amount of speeding and red light running at this intersection is obscene.

    Cars are speeding past at rush hour more than 20 MPH above the limit, amidst crowds of pedestrians and other vehicles. The red light signal is not obeyed.

    It is only a matter of time before a driver loses control and kills or injures several people, as has happened recently at similar intersections (like Crown & College). The very poor pedestrian visibility at the corners, inadequate lighting, and use of line crosswalks rather than the more effective zebra-style crosswalks, only makes matters worse.

    Can some police enforcement be added here as a temporary fix, up until the time that the intersection can be rebuilt to a higher standard? Is it even possible to stop red light runners here?

    Ultimately, the intersection should be redesigned, like many in other US cities have been, so that travel at more than 15 miles per hour becomes uncommon. I've posted details on similar issues in New Haven about how raised and tabled intersections have been widely used in cities like Boulder, Cambridge Massachusetts, etc.. They have been proven to be extremely effective - not to mention much more cost-efficient than regular police enforcement.

    Given that this is in the heart of campus, if Yale University is serious about making sure that students, staff and faculty are not continuing to get injured and killed every year, it should consider pushing the city for a redesign as soon as possible.

  • 347-351 Canner St New Haven, Connecticut - Prospect Hill
    We need a pedestrian crosswalk on Canner Street near Loomis Pl and Division Street. This block of Canner has heavy foot traffic - including many families with small children! - due to the presence of two grade schools (Foote and Celentano), two day-care centers (in the Whitehall and YDS apartments), three apartment complexes (Whitehall, Ivy Manor, and YDS), Yale Divinity School, and the YDS community garden. A crosswalk would make our life here safer and easier.
  • Chapel St New Haven, CT - Downtown
    The construction work on the Yale Museum of Art is almost complete. To my dismay, there are no street trees being replanted where there used to be several good-sized trees. Why wouldn't Yale replace the trees they removed? It detracts from the street, sidewalk, and building and exposes the long benches to full sun where it was once so nice to stop in the shade.
  • 195-199 Elm St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Downtown
    Elm street between Braodway and the Green is regularly blocked by Yale deliveries. Today it was down to one lane with THREE POLICE OFFICERS standing on the corner WATCHING, when asked to do something they said what can we do ?? There must be a solution- if it can be kept to obstrubting one lane it seems ALMOST acceptable. This has been occuring for years.
  • 132 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Yale University Campus
    Bradley St. is a primary connector for pedestrians traveling from the Orange and State St. neighborhoods to the Yale campus and Downtown New Haven. People cross here illegally every day, rather than going the longer route of crossing down at Trumbull St. As a side bonus, a crosswalk might also be a nice traffic calming device on such a high speed corridor as Whitney Ave.
  • 303 College Street New Haven, Connecticut - Town_Green
    It is only mild weather and the beginning of May, but for about a week now the dirt bike terrorists are back, zooming west on Chapel or south down college, doing pop wheelies in the intersection that is College & Chapel and speeding off. They do this at all hours, including late nights and rush hour. They loop up Whalley and return. The police spent the entire weekend ticketing "distracted drivers" and the Mayor's office has been inundated with calls, but if this past weekend is a harbinger of things to come, it is worse than ever. Moreover, Yale has reunion and graduation weekends. Are they also to be marred by such hoodlums. That NHPD is impotent in the face of fourteen year old boys tells you something .
  • Canner St New Haven, CT - Prospect Hill
    Going west on Canner St., when you turn left (or south) to go to Yale Divinity School (the entrance between Loomis and Prospect streets), the pavement from the road to the sidewalk to the access road/parking lot is very uneven. Unless you go incredibly slow, your car bottoms out and the pavement scrapes the bottom of your car. The danger in avoiding bottoming out by going really slow is that it's near the top of the hill, and you can't see cars that might be coming downhill (headed east on Canner) too well, and you don't want to get caught in the middle of a creeping turn while someone comes barreling over the hill. I don't know if this is a New Haven issue or a Yale Divinity School issue (I assume YDS) but it would be great if the incline from Canner, over the sidewalk, and up to the YDS access road here could be leveled/ smoothed out. I just had to pay $500 to fix a hole in my car's flex pipe and I am pretty sure that this was the cause of it.