450 Temple St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Yale University CampusThe crosswalk light is never a solid white, only blinking white, and it's such a high traffic intersection that there is often never a safe time to cross the street before it turns to the solid red hand 'don't walk'.
142 Livingston Street New Haven, CT - East RockWhile the sidewalks have been shoveled, they are inaccessible to and from the street because of high snow piles on the corners. This is on a block with a K-2 Elementary School, and the commute to school was made very difficult by the lack of access.
Trumbull St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Yale University CampusThe intersection of Temple Street and Trumbull Street has a bad pedestrian crossing that I walk through almost every day. There is a crossing signal for pedestrians crossing Temple St. on the south side, but the vehicle traffic on Trumbull St. gets a green light at the SAME TIME and vehicles turning off Trumbull to go south on Temple St. therefore compete with pedestrians trying to cross. Vehicles turning off Trumbull St. gun their engines as soon as the light turns green and take direct aim at the pedestrians, who the drivers don't seem to think have any business being in their way. Often drivers are in such a hurry that they refuse to give pedestrians the right of way. If they do, rude drivers behind them may honk. This signal needs to be changed so that drivers and pedestrians are not competing to get through the intersection at the SAME TIME -- that is an accident waiting to happen. There should be a 4-way pedestrian-only crossing signal at this intersection, like there is at the intersections farther north on Whitney.
Muson And Winchester New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Prospect Hill
Tomorrow night at 5:30 PM there is a public hearing at City Hall to grant preliminary approval of a petition to include this property (new lot L or the old Winchester factory) in the Science Park Corporation Planned Development District.
The reason for this petition is so that Higher One may keep and expand its 160 person work force here in New Haven by moving across the street from their current location at 25 Science Park to the planned facility at new lot L.
If you are in favor of this petition please speak-up here and also please show up tomorrow night to show your support.
Here's is a link to the traffic survey which I have made public through google docs: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=1gdPWpGrFJqTisEJkft1eIaOL8QlYMbeHZZL2ewDxm7WWqRUadaj3tyWqLImA&hl=en&authkey=CJqx0LQL
Here is the link to the petition from the Science Park Corp. : https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=12UgRvj9m1FfY2uGWBQ0yfFOpF5TvYWb2NPhZR1MzYgmIHiBBxTTSnPG0J3o8&hl=en&authkey=CIyJurgG
567 Orange St New Haven, CT - SOHUAt approximately 8:45 am today I was on Orange St heading NE waiting at a red light behind a tow truck. Humphrey St had the green light. Visibility for traffic heading NW on Humphrey was blocked by the tow truck in front of me. All of a sudden a tow truck 2 or 3 vehicles behind me pulled into the oncoming lane and sped up Orange St, passing through the Humphrey intersection at about 25 mph, accelerating, not braking. If any vehicle had reached the intersection from Humphey from the south side, there would have been a TERRIBLE accident. I was so shocked I didn't think to get a description of the tow truck. If anyone else saw this, or if there are cameras in that intersection, I hope this can be investigated.
Farnum Dr New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East Rock2-3 HUGE deep potholes, may have been filled before but now are large, deep, and wide. Huge safety issue for cars and bikes
768-794 Orange St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East RockPublic trash barrels on Orange St., from Cottage St. to Willow St. are overflowing with garbage and plastic bags full of dog excrement. Aside from being absolutely disgusting and filthy (and making New Haven look like a third world city) these bags are leaking disease ridden fecal waste onto the sidewalks and streets. The even in sub-zero weather, the stench is horrible too.
869 Orange St New Haven, CT - East Rock
Was stopped at a traffic light this morning behind a cruiser, license plate 168 NH, and the driving officer was littering a food or candy wrapper out the driver's side window.
I have nothing but respect for New Haven's hard working officers, but if they don't have respect for my neighborhood, then they should get a new job. Completely unacceptable.
100-300 Dover Street New Haven, CT - Chatham Square
We have reported this issue a few times in the last couple of years. Vehicles travel way in excess of the posted speed limit day & night. A couple of times a flashing "SLOW DOWN" sign with the posted speed is placed in the street. It helps temporarily while the sign is there, then traffic speeds up again when the sign is removed.
SPEED BUMPS MUST BE PLACED ON THIS STREET.
We are starting to wonder why the lack of interest from the New Haven Traffic & Parking Dept on this issue. Is somebody "connected" putting the squash on the request for some reason?? Or worse, is it thought by the powers that be that 'they're only renters' and not worth the extra expense of a few yards of blacktop??
SPEED BUMPS have been placed on streets much the same as Dover on "the other side of the tracks" - like Canner St and other streets off Willow.
It is such a NO BRAINER solution to slow down traffic.
PLEASE HELP US OVER HERE IN THE HOOD!! If you read this please click "I want this fixed too", even if you just agree with the SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN and aren't familiar with our particular street.
Maybe some action can be taken this time. Please, Traffic & Parking Department...
Whitney Ave New Haven, CT - East RockThere's a big rush of bicycling commuters to headed to Yale every weekday a.m., and they ride on Whitney Ave sidewalk instead of the street. I understand why they are illegally walking on the sidewalk, but they don't even slow down or move out of the way for pedestrians! I walk my dog in the morning during the bicycle rush, and I'm sick of this discourteous and illegal behavior. I wouldn't mind if they would at least let me and my dog walk in comfort and not be driven off the sidewalk by them.
90 Nash Street new haven, CT - East RockThe couple at 90 Nash Street seem to think they own the street space in front of their home. Every winter they use trash cans with signs to reserve the spaces for their two full-size sedans (see photo). If at any point in time (summer or winter) someone parks in the spaces near their home, they leave threatening notes about why it was an inadequate parking job (although frequently violate their own rules of parking). We have tried to be courteous neighbors, but they have been nothing but rude and nasty to us. We would like the responsible city agency, whether it is the police or LCI, to come and ticket them for their violations. The city needs to show that it will not tolerate the use of intimidation to prevent others from sharing public space.
East Rock New Haven CT - East RockI am reporting that there ARE slumlords in the East Rock neighborhood. They BANK on this neighborhood's fine reputation as a safe place to live... and then they find a sucker Yalie or two (or a hopeful townie) to rent from them... by the time the tenant realizes they are paying rent to a slumlord they are about half way through their short lease... They Move upon the expiration of the lease. NEXT YEAR, the same thing happens! A Yalie with a 9 month lease. It take a little time to realize you're living in a neglected dump. Slumlords of East Rock BANK on it. They put NO work into their property... or, just enough to get a Yalie to sign a lease. There are no shortage of customers in this neighborhood. I'm just reporting that this is indeed happening.