Steve's general downtown area

Open Issues: 194 Closed Issues: 4,251 Acknowledged Issues: 184
Watching issues created after: 2010-06-27

The area roughly circumscribed by York, Grove, Crown and I-91.

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  • 756 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut - 770 Chapel Big
    Please add a bike rack on the sidewalk in front of Happiness Lab at The Grove, near lower Chapel at State St. There is very little bike parking in this area and it fills up pretty quickly.
  • 777 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510, USA - 770 Chapel Big
    If you are the owner of this vehicle your car was just broken into. I called the Nhpd and pursued the individual but the it took too long for non emergency to pick up and I was told not to follow by the time they got on the phone. The man was last seen headed up crown towards orange carrying a duffle bag. Sorry that I could not have helped to catch him,
  • 195 Elm St New Haven, CT - Downtown

    midway between high st. and college st., students are constantly streaming across the street. my belief is that students will always take the most direct path across regardless of the crosswalk at york. another crosswalk would be ignored here, as drivers already speed through the light at york.

    any chance yale could build a simple pedestrian crossing above the street? i bet there are plenty of local architects who would jump at the chance.

  • 227 251 Greene St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Wooster Square
    House on corner of Greene and Chestnut is in foreclosure. Electricity is ON in the evening & through the night on the third floor.
    Window screen on second floor is thrown on the roof and a wire/cord or rope is hanging out the window. *** Coincidentally there has also been a rash of burglaries in the neighborhood, since the lights have been on.
  • 746 Chapel St New Haven, CT 06510, USA - 770 Chapel Big
    The entry and exit is constantly blocked by bus patrons. It is a safety hazard and a shelter needs to be placed away from the entrance. You can donate to a temporary bench for this bus stop here:
  • Lighting Archived
    Chapel And Church new haven, Connecticut - Town_Green

    New Haven resident requesting additional pathway lighting on the New Haven Green, (some pathway lights are burned out, and additional can be installed on the area between Church & Temple.

    The area is dark and can be dangerous for Yale students/faculty and all citizens who live off nearby.
    Thank you.

  • 192-224 Orange St New Haven, CT - Town_Green

    so many issues on see click fix involve the need for more enforcement of traffic laws, and more protection of pedestrians and cyclists.

    the following things have happened to me in the past week (to help paint a picture of how many happen overall):

    i was cursed out in the crosswalk in front of the police station for daring to cross legally, because i'm a "b*tch" who thinks i can "walk wherever i want"

    i flipped over my handlebars after nearly being missed by a car running a red light, and then was nearly missed by the car speeding behind me. neither of the vehicles stopped to see if i was ok.

    i was cursed at for riding in line with sharrows on state street because i should "get out of the way" and "stay on the #$% sidewalk"

    a man and i, while crossing in a crosswalk, were violently honked at, despite crossing legally, and the fact that he was using a cane. when i challenged the driver honking, a stream of curse words came, and the driver behind him screamed "WELCOME TO NEW HAVEN, WE DON'T GIVE A @#$%"

    while waiting at a red light going straight towards the train station, with my bike physically stopped ON A SHARROW, a man got out of his BMW to ask me why i wasn't all the way over to the right (even though that is a turn lane and i wasn't turning) and when i explained why, he started screaming that i'm "supposed to let all the cars pass" since i was "blocking all the traffic" (while stopped at a light legally, and after keeping up with the flow of traffic for my entire trip) (and, "let all the cars pass"? so i should wait at each intersection until not one car exists?)

    with this level of aggression, it is a wonder we walk or bike at all.

    our city needs to take more serious steps towards protecting the roads most vulnerable users.

  • Temple St. At Wall St. New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Downtown
    There is a cross walk to cross Temple Street, at the corner of Wall, and it is marked on the road with white lines! Business people and students (even a group of daycare children with their teachers) cross this very busy intersection all the time. Cars ignore the crosswalk and the pedestrians trying to cross. Cars speed down Temple (one way)to Elm St., and even when a walker is in the midst of crossing they ignore them! Can one of those "pedestrian walkway" signs on a stand be placed in the middle of the walkway please? Thanks for your assistance!
  • Chapel And Church Street New Haven, CT - Town_Green

    While travelling up Chapel from Orange Street, I stopped at a red light at the Church Street intersection.

    I was surprised to see a red jeep drive through the red light at about 5 miles in hour, because a police officer was also at the intersection.

    The crosswalk light was on, and we proceeded to ride slowly--with no pedestrians in our lane--through the intersection.

    This is perfectly legal, per section Sec. 14-286a, of CT statutes. New Haven has a local ordinance which bans sidewalk riding, but not crosswalk use, and per Sec. 14-286e, crosswalks are NOT sidewalks, and laws made in regard to one do not apply to the other.

    The law is very clear on this matter, and I encourage our city police to read on it.

    The cop was rude and disrespectful, told me he was sure I was right, but that losing a day's work to sit in court probably wasn't in my best interest, and bragged that he could issue tickets for 120/each to all 3 of us.

    The same officer then ran a red light, parked illegally in front of the Starbucks at High Street, and went inside for a coffee.

    He was driving car number 10 and it was Friday, July 29th, at 9 am.

  • State Street (From Union Station To Bradley Street) New Haven, Connecticut - Downtown

    My bike commute from Upper State to the train station is a bit rough in the morning.

    It's pretty nerve-wracking to ride next to cars that are exiting/entering I-91. I'm worried that without being as defensive a rider as possible, I'm continually at risk.

    I would love to see a separated bike lane down this street easily connecting East Rock to Union Station. I know it's difficult because state DOT is a pain in the butt on these issues, but it would mean so much to me!!

    I think it would also add the following (please excuse the 'rant' format!):
    1) It would make less 'gung-ho' riders more open to ride this route and not drive long distances where a train were an option.
    2) There's plenty of physical land with the median to maintain 4 lanes of traffic, plus add two full bike lanes.
    3) Consolidating bike lanes together on the downtown side has the capability of creating a hospitable plaza area and thus make the businesses on that side of state more attractive to customers (plus more active street life = better place to bike/live/be).
    4) I feel like the land on the train tracks side has so much more potential than surface parking.

    I will try to add some images of what I'm thinking later.

    Bottom line:
    How do I set this project in motion? Thanks!!

  • 78 Olive Street New Haven, Connecticut - Wooster Square
    The front of the Strouse-Adler building (Olive Street Side) is too dark at night. It does not feel safe at all. Additional lighting can make this sidewalk much safer for area residents.
  • 73 Elm St New Haven, CT 06510 - Town_Green

    This is a dangerous traffic situation for pedestrians.

    Pedestrians on the south side of Elm heading towards Church come into conflict with drivers exiting the garage, which do not come to a complete stop or look to the right before driving away.

    A high ranking member of the City of New Haven staff was observed texting while driving (exiting the garage) here at approximately 7:35PM last night - happy to provide more details if wanted. He was completely oblivious to a pedestrian who was trying to establish eye contact in order to safely cross the curb cut.

    A raised sidewalk, narrowed exit (using bumped-out curbs) and system of speed bumps, as well as improved signage, would help here.