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Lawrence Street And State Street New Haven, CT - East RockA number of folks have noted traffic safety concerns at this location. At the same time folks have really come to enjoy the pocket park. A kind neighbor has created the following suggestion for how to improve both situations. See attached for his suggestion as well as some temporary measures to pilot the idea.
249 Humphrey St New Haven, CT - Bishop-Hine
I ride this route often and feel that a bike route from Clinton Avenue, across Lombard and Humphrey to Orange, continues to be sorely needed.
I feel that this issue should remain open until a route that all persons -- age 8 to 80 -- feel comfortable riding their bikes on. Although sharrows are a minor improvement over nothing, adding sharrows to the road simply does not do that.
65 people previously voted on this issue: "Bike lane needed from Clinton Avenue to Orange Street," but that issue is being closed because sharrows have been installed. http://www.seeclickfix.com/issues/8658-bike-lane-needed-from-clinton-avenue-to-orange-street
Sharrows are ineffective at increasing cycling rates unless speeds are reduced to 20MPH.
Portland, OR, and New York City, NY, are currently doing this along hundreds of miles of their residential streets.
Studies show that very few people will feel comfortable bicycling on roads unless speeds are strictly capped at 20MPH -- no matter what kind of paint you have on the road.
Achieving these average speeds along bike routes can be done through various traffic calming and traffic engineering methods. Berkeley has pioneered this decades ago this with its "bicycle boulevards," and many cities have since followed.
It is best to call them "slow streets", since they have a tremendous benefit for pedestrians and property owners as well.
The sharrows here should be replaced with street engineering that meets the standards of the NACTO -- whether bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, traffic calmed boulevards, or some other feature: http://nacto.org/cities-for-cycling/design-guide/ .
Corner Of Edwards And Nash New Haven, CT - Bishop-HineThere is a parking lot behind Firehouse 19 Trauma Center (corner of Nash and Edwards - parking lot is on Nash). Last night some guy was parked there, got out and urinated, then got back in his car and proceeded to role what appeared to be marijuana joints for about 15 minutes (the urinator was in the passenger seat, there was someone else in the driver's seat. They were rolling with the car's map light on, so it was pretty easy to see). We called the police to come over; they came, but too late (I only saw them drive by, pretty quickly, about 45 minutes after we called). The car was still there but the guys were no longer in it. This parking lot has been a haven lately for loitering, noise, drug activity and what appears to be prostitution activity. There needs to be major surveillance and police presence around here. We need to feel safe in our homes and community.
55 Foster Street New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East Rock
I am so angry I can hardly compose this message.
Another parking ban! Nothing has been cleaned in front of my house since the first snow storm a month ago. The situation is untenable and these bans and our exorbitant taxes add insult to injury.
Foster Street between Lawrence and Cottage will soon have no parking spaces on the odd side of the street.
I have had to back up on both Lawrence and Foster to allow Yale transit to use streets that are not appropriate in the best of times and ridiculous in the present snow clogged conditions.
Why? Because the bans are ignored and not enforced. Because the plows don't show up during a WEEK LONG
ban. Because neighbors plow all their yard snow into the street. Because unwise choices are made as to which streets get priority. Because even the priority streets don't get plowed. Because the city allows Gigantic Yake buses access to streets laid out to accommodate horse and buggy.
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?
160 Lawrence Street New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East RockLocal resident reports kids
(not form area) stealing bikes. Resident followed kids and they kept looking up & down driveways. Keep your eyes open ..... and lock up your bike!!!
126 Livingston St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East RockCar broken into on corner of Willow and Livingston. Nothing stolen out of car. Window smashed. Occurred between 11:00 PM and 7:30 AM.
352-362 Willow Street New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East RockI put in a comment about this as many have. It really boils down to a few things: will Tony Harp address the issue? And, does anyone at City Hall even read what gets reported on SCF? I am starting to believe we are talking into a huge vacuum .
605 Orange St New Haven, CT 06511 - Bishop-HineNica's is a great market, but now that the new parking lot is open, it needs to give some attention to its customers that come by bike. Cyclists are forced to use a couple of rickety city signposts for locking their bikes. Please--install a bike rack! They're not expensive!
105-139 Pearl St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East RockThere is no sidewalk here and SOM students obliviously walk down the middle of the street, diverting both automobiles and bicycles into one another's path on this two way street. Please New Haven....show some common sense and install a sidewalk. The Lawn Club will cooperate, even if Cafe Romeo's landlord might not like the taking back of what they've claimed as parking spaces (unless the property line goes right to the street which I strongly doubt.)
Canner St & Loomis Pl New Haven, Connecticut - Prospect HillCrosswalk urgently needed On Canner St &Loomis Place - Very very busy intersection which is near two schools and Celentano and Foote as well as the Divinity School. Please address asap.
Willow Street Exit 6 New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock
The homeless camp by the water in the woods off of Exit 6 between the off ramps from 91 N and 91 S is starting up again and it needs to be broken up ASAP! I can not comprehend how this is allowed to go on.
The other night my wife and I were coming off the exit and we saw a man carrying a bull rake, shovel and a Fed-Ex package walking towards the camp coming down Willow St. from the East Rock area. He opened the package, took whatever was inside, threw the box on the ground and kept walking towards the camp. I hate to jump to conclusions but it seems pretty clear that this individual stole the rake and shovel from someone's yard and stole the Fed-Ex package from someone's yard. I live in East Rock and had several packages stolen off my porch last summer. I'm not saying these individuals are responsible but they are clearly committing crime in the East Rock area and I am sick of it.
Last summer this camp was allowed to exist and grow into the late fall. The individuals who are living here litter the area with their garbage and regularly hold up traffic with their panhandling. Can somebody please stop looking the other way and do something about this?