Whitney Ave. And Willow New Haven, CT - East Rock
I am writing to express my concern for pedestrian safety at this intersection. There are no pedestrian right-of-way crossing lights. A barely visible sign (only present on northbound Whitney Ave.) says that pedestrians cross with green light.
This evening I was almost struck by a car making a turn onto Willow St. as I was crossing. The car had to slam on its brakes and swerve--only missing me by a foot or so.
Vehicles drive much higher than the speed limit on Whitney Ave. In addition, cars on Willow St. tend to stop past the white line denoting the pedestrian crossway (though I see a dozen cars not stop at all on a daily basis).
This intersection is dangerous and needs to have a pedestrian crosswalk button or a law enforcement officer handing out red-light violations.
Thank you for your time,
289-301 Willow St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East RockWhy isn't more being done to address the significant increase in crime to East Rock. My tax assessment jumped considerably and so did the crime in the neighborhood with so many posts about cars and houses being broken jnto. What is the City doing to address this other than throw another report on the pile? We need an action plan!
41 Cold Spring St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East RockStupid graffiti is written with silver pen on the jungle gym at East Rock Park. It's graphic as @#$% and I'm not a prude myself but I can easily imagine that other parents will not be thrilled to see this, either; and frankly I wouldn't want to have to explain some of this crap to a five year old.... is this something the Parks Dept. will clean up or do citizens need to figure out a way to remove it?
691 Orange Street New Haven, CT - East RockThere have been at least three car break ins in the past week at the corner of Orange St. and Lawrence. I have found them in the mornings. If I have seen three, there have probably been more.
English Drive New Haven, CT - East RockMotorbikes continue to present an extraordinary danger to pedestrians and their children and cyclists by screaming up the closed road from English Drive to the summit of East Rock. On the evening of 8/7/12, for example, three motorbikes sped up that road around 7 p.m., imperiling many parents and their children, adults and their pets, and cyclists out for an evening stroll or ride on the closed road. Police are rarely visible at the park and a sense of lawlessness pervades the area, which is generally filthy. A firm presence is required at the pedestrian entrances on English drive and on Trowbridge, off of State Street.
Willow And Nicoll St New Haven, Connecticut - East RockThe crosswalk at Willow and Nicoll St is completely faded away. Crossing Willow St has become a major hazard. This is a very busy crosswalk in front of the Shell Station and is close to both East Rock and Wilbour Cross Schools
317 Willow St New Haven, CT, 06511, USA - East RockPROWLER trying to break into the back door to our house at 4:45pm today. 300 Block of Willow Street. Caught on security camera footage. He calmly walked down our drive way and up to the back door, tried getting in (it was locked) and he calmly walked away. We also saw him in the back yard of neighboring houses. We called the non-emergency police phone number and were told that there is nothing they can do and encouraged us to alert our neighbors. Disappointing response.
Anderson Street New Haven, CT - East RockToday was our trash day and It is 6:20 p.m. and the odd side of the street still has not be plowed. Is east rock not getting plowed?
569 Whitney Ave New Haven Connecticut - East Rock
My locked car was broken into on the night of 10/15/2017. At this time, an adjacent car was broken into and stolen: ~2015 Orange Hyundai Accent, NC plates.
Both cars were fully locked before we left them. As there was no damage to my car, we believe the thieves gained access to our cars' keyless entry systems.
88-168 Canner St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East RockConcerned about the amount of speeding on Canner Street, specifically the stretch between Nicoll St. and Whitney Ave. Many people use the street as an alternative to Willow and/or Cold Spring, and I have been nearly hit at least once. Also, the Yale Shuttle speeds, and is too wide for the street. I see NHPD using Canner street very frequently, and am concerned that they too have gotten caught up in the frenzy.
Please slow down if you're cutting through on Canner! Sightlines are a pain around here, too. Kids are tough to spot with all the parked cars.
Lawrence Street New Haven, CT - East RockMany cars remained parked on the odd side of the street last night and no one appears to have been ticketed or towed. Having the street adequately plowed would open up parking for days to come and this is very difficult when the street is all parked up. Just wondering if there are plans to enforce the ban in the future.
209 Willow Street New Haven, Connecticut - East RockThis is the state of driving behavior and traffic enforcement in New Haven:
It is the Wild West! I was commuting in this morning heading south on Orange Street. At the busy Willow Street intersection, two cars ran the red light heading west on Willow Street. I then noticed that there were TWO NHPD cruisers stopped at the light on Orange Street heading north. Neither one of them pulled over either red light runner. (And neither officer appeared to be on another emergency call as they both drove away, lights off, with traffic when the light turned green.)
This summarizes where we've come to with traffic safety and traffic enforcement in New Haven.
This is not normal. We have accepted the normalization of this behavior: both the incredible number of drivers running red lights and stop signs or talking/texting on their phones while driving, AND the frequent lack of traffic enforcement by the NHPD.
This does not happen everywhere in the state. This does not happen everywhere in the country.
What can we do to change the cycle?