859 Whalley Ave New Haven, CT 06515, USA - WestvilleCan the City put in a bike rack for the kids who ride their bikes to Westville Community Nursery School?
48 Trumbull Street New Haven, Connecticut - New Haven
Is there some extra action that can be taken with some of the local crosswalks, especially in the Audubon/East Rock area? I have a walking commute & I cross two crosswalks (Pearl/Orange, Trumbull/Lincoln) four times a day each, and have been doing this for the last four years at least. I have an unsettling incident nearly every single today and today a woman at the Trumbull/Lincoln crosswalk made some really nerve-wracking threatening motions to deliberately hit me with her car while I was in the center of the crosswalk (because I was stuck there, as the car that had let me pass on the opposite side had started moving on & I had gestured to this oncoming car that she needed to stop for the crosswalk).
I know that there was a sign placed on the orange/pearl crosswalk, but I have often seen that sign banged up on the side of the road and no one seems to see it. It doesn't seem to be very widely understood that these crosswalks mean yielding to pedestrians within it, and I've been caught many many times in the center between two lanes of racing traffic. Several years ago I was hit on Trumbull, though very lightly on the hip and without further incident.
I'm VERY careful and aware at the crosswalk from years of experience, but the longer I have to take this route the more inevitable it becomes that I'm going to end up being hit eventually. It is NOT safe for pedestrians. I have on a few occasions encountered a similarly frustrated gentleman, who is disabled, sitting on the side of the road & using his walking stick to hit the "yield to pedestrian" signs - not because he's crossing the street at that moment, but because he has had so much terrifying trouble in the past that he feels taking a moment to remind passing drivers of this apparently borderline obscure law is worthwhile.
As a pedestrian I have my own distinct set of road rights and responsibilities, but I have no way to protect myself in many cases when a car does not follow the guidelines, even when I am paying close attention. Most often it's those on foot doing the yielding, and there's probably not much to be done about that, but these two particular high traffic intersections in question (again, orange/pearl and trumbull/lincoln) are VERY close to both two schools and a housing facility with a large number of disabled and elderly residents. These are crosswalks that should be monitored with at least a modicum of care.
To be clear, these two are only the two intersections I encounter the most - I know this problem is much more widespread, and is much more of a pressing concern for children, the elderly, and the disabled, who may not all be as visible or able to get out of the way of careless drivers, and who are also much more likely to BE pedestrians and not motorists.
This is NOT a safe or walkable city as long as pedestrians cannot rely on traffic markers & laws to help protect them from motorists. The fact is that the vast majority of motorists completely ignore the crosswalk indicators. The city of New Haven needs to make an extra effort to enforce these laws, especially during morning and evening rush-hours. The banged up "yield to pedestrians" sign in the gutter on orange should be the first clue that this is not enough to keep people safe - absolutely appalling in a zone containing more than one school. Crossing guards, traffic cameras, or other measures are absolutely necessary.
These are not massive commercial roads or highways that should be complicated or dangerous to cross, and they are located in small neighborhoods or narrow city streets near multiple schools and close to the homes of many disabled people. New Haven seems to be interested in reducing the number of drivers in city streets, and if that's its concern, it also can and should do more to look out for the safety of residents who can't or choose not to drive. I'm personally pretty exhausted by the scares, stress, and hostility from people who don't totally understand the traffic laws and I'm an able-bodied person who knows what to expect. Please, please put more effort into smoothing out the relationship between cars & feet. This would be such an insanely dumb way to die.
Bradley Street New Haven, CT - SOHUWhy do the snow plow drivers push all the snow from the empty (banned) side of street towards the even side completely burying cars? Wouldn’t it make more sense to push th snow to the odd (empty) side so you could get right up to the curb and give thee residents a break from haviving to dig out from 3 foot high 3 foot wide snow burms the plows created against our cars!!
239 Edwards St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Bishop-HineThis complaint is directed specifically at the grotesque and disturbing images of protesters in front of Planned Parenthood, not at the issue of abortion in itself. This morning, my twelve year old daughter was exposed to a graphic image of an aborted fetus -- clearly a human form -- torn into pieces. My child is not even of the age to watch a PG-13 movie. How is this possibly an acceptable image in a public space? Her face fell, she almost started crying. She will never unsee the image. This was on our way to school. She will think of this image at school. Whatever your beliefs, you must see that this is entirely inappropriate for a child. Keep the pictures of Mary, of moms and babies, but remove the graphic images. This image harmed my child. They are hurting our children with their aggressive tactics.
611-15 Orange St New Haven 06511, United States - Bishop-HineThey spend all day circling like vultures to tow illegally parked cars during street sweeping but when it comes time for lunch at Nicas, every one of them is parked illegally. This one in a handicap spot, all the others at the bus stop on the corner. Who’s gonna tow them
495 Blake St New Haven, CT, 06515, USA - Westville
This photo was not taken today and does not show the usual morning or late afternoon heavy vehicular traffic, but it does illustrate the intersection at Blake and Valley. On the right, is the Elm City Montessori School with a current preschool through elementary student population of approximately 270 kids. On the left is a surface parking lot that is often used as a cut-through by irate motorists who are frustrated by the frequent traffic back ups that occur here in the morning. Many of the students, including mine, walk to ECMS and cross this dangerous intersection at least twice a day. I have personally been hit three times over the past two years by vehicles piloted by drivers who either run the red light with the cross walk sign illuminated at this intersection or speed through the surface lot in their attempt to short cut the right turn from Valley to Blake. Thankfully, the incidents so far have been minor with no injuries beyond bruises and strained vocal cords. The recent addition of an illuminated "No Turn on Red" sign for those turning right from Blake to Valley has made a noticeable improvement. However, those coming from the opposite direction attempting to turn left from Blake to Valley, do not have an arrow, and often ignore the red light which endangers any pedestrians in the crosswalk. Similarly, those who use the surface lot as an auxiliary right turn lane, often do not watch for pedestrians on the sidewalk along Blake. My kids were almost hit this morning by someone speeding through the lot. I have witnessed near misses by other families crossing this intersection and have spoken to parents with similar concerns regarding the dangers here.
The convergence of significant vehicular and pedestrian traffic at this intersection, particularly in the mornings and late afternoons, warrants an immediate and comprehensive traffic engineering study by the City of New Haven. At a minimum, a left turn arrow for those vehicles turning left from Blake to Valley could be incorporated into the signalling system and would greatly reduce the danger to pedestrians at the crosswalk, as well as facilitate better and safer vehicular movement there. Removing the entry/exit and corresponding curb cut along Blake from the surface parking lot would regulate entry and exit to the lot from Valley Street and thus, eliminate the vehicular cut-through at that location. One could argue for a school crossing guard here, but I would contend that without the application of these two aforementioned basic changes to the intersection and parking lot, the underlying problems will continue to endanger those who use the crosswalks.
Apologies for the long-winded description, but these recommendations are reasonable and achievable. Immediate action needs to take place at the intersection of Blake Street and Valley road before we are faced with an avoidable tragedy.
231 Orange St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Town_GreenString of vehicle break-ins continues in 9th square, especially Orange St. Customers are becoming unwilling to park on street and businesses are losing foot traffic. Reports of over 40 break-ins this month should trigger higher security in this area at night. 6 occurred in one lot this past Saturday alone.
Sea Street New Haven, Connecticut - HillDrivers are routinely making illegal left turns traveling northwest on Sea St on to Ella Grasso Blvd. Not only does this hold up traffic through the intersection, a driver behind a left-turning vehicle has to stop suddenly when the car in front stops unexpectedly. I have watched several close calls coming from the other direction, and had my own close calls when drivers don't signal their intentions and just stop to wait to make the turn. There needs to be much more enforcement in this dangerous intersection.
41 Cold Spring St New Haven 06511, United States - East RockOverflowing trash cans in the pavilion area of East Rock Park’s College Woods. Animals are breaking into all the loose trash and spreading garbage all over the park. This is now happening EVERY weekend! I took this photo on Sunday morning, so the additional trash of an another entire day of weekend park visitors still needs to be accommodated. It’s a mockery of to all of us who work hard to keep our parks and public space clean. Our Youth at Work just spent all summer laboring to pick up trash in the park. Mayor Harp, Becky Bombero, what are you going to do to address this ongoing problem? The status quo is unsustainable and unacceptable.
1471 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - EdgewoodThis house caught fire over a year ago and has been in this condition; scorched, boarded up, and abandoned ever since. What is being done to either rehab or demo the building? It sits on the corner of chapel and Sherman, a prominent and important gateway to our community. I'd love to see this property fixed up and rented out or transformed into something useful, right now it's an eyesore and a liability.
Meadow Walk New Haven Connecticut - Fair Haven Heights
Last summer this issue with these people playing very loud music was reported here by someone else. It's the same issue again. https://seeclickfix.com/issues/2937077-policing-issue
They're at it again. It is 1:30 a.m. and it's so loud you can hear it all over the neighborhood from Foxon to Hemingway and a guy gets on a MC'ing mic which is ridiculously loud. They should have been told last year that they have to stop at 11:00 p.m.. Rock concerts are stopped at 11:00 in residential areas and it's why the Yale Bowl stopped having rock concerts many years ago. This is no different.
Aren't citations issued, especially for repeat offenders? If they had been told last year then they should know. We're not going to go through this all summer again. People deserve their sleep! Shutting windows doesn't help even as far away as I am, but it's also warm now and everyone doesn't have air conditioning. Either way what they're doing is wrong, inconsiderate and selfish. This is not a rare event such as two times per summer. This is often and it hasn't always been on just Saturday nights and I recall more than one night in row several times.
It's around some apartments between Foxon and Hemingway St on the right side headed south. I reported it to the police. Please enforce these issues. Some people do have to get up early in the morning.
Ferry St New Haven, Connecticut - Chatham SquareThe prostitution, drug sales & use of drugs has become highly visible along Ferry St. Especially Chapel St intersection through
Peck St. Toni Harp and the narcotics unit need to start riding by so you can see what's going on our streets so you can take action before we make national news again. The prostitutes and John's are coming in from the out skirts; we need to start exposing them, by arresting them and impounding their cars and posting the mug shots; maybe then they will think twice before coming to New Haven to do your dirt