Alderman Darryl Brackeen Jr

Open Issues: 225 Closed Issues: 6,538 Acknowledged Issues: 253
Watching issues created after: 2014-02-12

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  • 95 Fountain St New Haven, Connecticut - Westville

    This is a very tricky intersection, and most of it can be attributed to the traffic light. My perspective is one as a pedestrian, often crossing with small children. Nearly every time we attempt to cross Fountain St, there is at least one car (often multiple cars) running through the red light. While the drivers should get some blame (please, police this intersection!!!), the traffic signals deserve some blame. It is a 4-way intersection between Harrison, Alden and Fountain, but Alden and Harrison do not line up with each other. For cars traveling North on Fountain, there are two traffic lights and it is not clear where you are supposed to stop. The second of the traffic lights is almost completely covered by a tree - also a problem. Drivers are often confused if they make it through the first light but see the next one. It is a long drive to make it through the whole intersection.

    This is downright treacherous for pedestrians. You really don't know when it's clear to walk through because so many drivers are confused (or just outright breaking the law). I would suggest a longer yellow light, a clearer sense of where to stop, and patrolling. With multiple churches/temples, a post office, a library, chapel haven and Westville village all within a stones throw, there are many, many pedestrians coming through this intersection. Please make it safer for us!

  • Thank you! Archived
    186 '''''''Westwood Road New Haven, CT - Westville
    Having walked from Westville to the YNHH neighborhood and back and then watched the progress of clean up in this neighborhood, I want to thank the City of New Haven and the DOT for a remarkable effort. I know that there is still much to do and many people working with limited equipment. Those who are putting in the long hours and effort are deeply appreciated!
  • 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.
  • Edgewood Park New Haven, Connecticut - Westville

    Trash everywhere. Dirty diapers littering the ground. Condom wrappers at the playground.

    Until people learn to be good neighbors and clean up after themselves, perhaps the city could send work crews. There most be some juvenile delinquents who have to do court ordered community service who could do this... Or college-bound high school students who need a community service project to work on.

    Also... Step up law enforcement at the parks to fine litterers.

  • 1246 Forest Road New Haven, Connecticut - Westville

    There is a 10 ft tall, 40 foot long hedge infested with poison ivy, here. The hedge is not kept trimmed, so at this point is is making the sidewalk impassible and is a serious health and safety issue. This is a high traffic sidewalk for the local Jewish Community, who walk to temple.

    Trying to reopen this. The Poison Ivy is worse than ever. The property owner is unwilling to do anything.

  • 737 Edgewood Avenue New Haven, Connecticut - Westville

    The intersection of W Rock Ave and Edgewood Ave is very dangerous. It needs a traffic light or at least a convex mirror to assist drivers. Cars parked along Edgewood Ave block the view of the intersection when going through the intersection from W Rock Ave. This necessitates drivers to encroach half way through the intersection in order to see if there are oncoming cars. This is also a high traffic area because of Edgewood Ave Elementary School. There was a bad wreck at this intersection recently and it is dangerous for children.

    This was posted months ago and no action has been taken.

  • 262 Yale Avenue New Haven, CT 06515, USA - Westville
    While the chronic problem with this traffic signal has been acknowledged and repair parts ordered, the issue needs to remain open until it is resolved. SCF shows a history of problems here going back years. The temporary fix odd - traffic on Yale has the green signal for 45 seconds while Edgewood the main artery only gets 25. Makes a lot of sense.
  • 273 Alden Avenue New Haven, CT 06515, USA - Westville
    Look at all the cars parked on the sidewalk at Westville quality market. This is not a driveway it is a sidewalk but cars are driving out into the intersection from the corner. We really need the city's help to stop this.
  • 831 Whalley Avenue New Haven, Connecticut - Westville
    Many, trucks, cars, busses run the red lights on Whalley during the morning hours. I was almost hit by a car driving excessive speeds who went right through this light. This happens too often. I never see police enforcement ever. An officer could easily set up on the West Rock Extension and catch people one after the other running this light and help make our city a little safer.
  • 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?
  • Harrison St New Haven, CT - Westville
    The parking lane of Harrison St between whalley and fountain is normally used as parking for the Mitchell library, the doctor's office, the post office, the nursery school and some houses/apartments. After the storm, there was no attempt to plow the parking lane so it is full of snow from the curb to 4 ft into the street in most places. No safe street parking is available. This is hazardous and frustrating to many.
  • West Rock Ave And Yale Ave New Haven, CT - Westville
    Too many people are speeding down Yale Ave between Edgewood and West Rock, as well as West Rock Ave towards Whalley. These streets run alongside a public park, where there are many adults and children, riding bikes in the bike lane, skate boarding, jogging and walking their dogs. The tragic accident that occured this past week should be sign enough that speed bumps are a needed and a low cost way of preventing more traffic incidents.