13 VotesFix it! Voted!418 State Street New Haven, CT
The signal here gives pedestrians 15 seconds to cross what are effectively 7 lanes of traffic: 4 southbound lanes (incl. 1 parking lane) + 2 northbound lanes + 1 median strip. This is almost impossible for any but the fastest walkers (try it with small children), and seems unnecessary, particularly given how long it can take for lights to change at this intersection. Could this be changed?
Incidentally, this is true also for other intersections along State Street - e.g. State & Chapel, State & Grove.
Thanks! Thanked!44 Orange St New Haven , CT
This is a general concern for all of downtown New Haven. While I appreciate the efforts to remove the large piles of snow around the city and open all lanes of traffic, it is also important for the city to deploy people to open up the crosswalks after the plows come through. On my morning walk down Crown street from Orange to York, the only crosswalks fully open are those by the Yale campus building. Please consider sending people out to clear the crosswalks as this is a very pedestrian city and the piles of snow left after the plows pass are very hard to navigate over safely.
36 VotesFix it! Voted!
7 VotesFix it! Voted!Glenn Rd And Ella Grasso Blvd New Haven, CT
1. The crosswalk at this intersection is faded and practically invisible. It needs to be re-painted, and a sign needs to be posted that a crosswalk means that vehicles must STOP FOR PEDESTRIANS.
2. Cars speed up and down Ella Grasso Blvd with no repercussions. There is never a police car in sight monitoring drivers' behaviors at stop signs or the crosswalk, nor speeding through this residential area at 40+ mph. As a result, pedestrians take great risk just walking the streets of our own neighborhood
- Acknowledged by: City Of New Haven
5 VotesFix it! Voted!Church St And Wall St new haven, CT
The crosswalk ramp across Wall St. from the NH JD is a sheet of ice. There is almost no way to get across the street for someone who is not able-bodied.
- Acknowledged by: City Of New Haven
Thanks! Thanked!State St At Olive Street New Haven, Connecticut
This intersection was a million times more efficient, safer for pedestrians, and non-rage-inducing before these GOD AWFUL camera lights were installed. (Maybe they have their place in certain locations, but it seems like every intersection that has been changed to camera lights is way worse now than it was before on a timer system)
1. light is always green on State St. If you are on Olive/Grove or turning off State you will wait forever, watching all of two cars go by on State.
2. Pedestrian cross walk takes equally long to change. By the time it finally does, the person has long since given up on it and just crossed anyway. I felt much safer as a pedestrian when this light followed a regular, predictable pattern.
3. Right lanes on Olive and Grove should be right turn only, and I believe used to be. The absolute worst is when you want to turn right, but have to sit at this interminable red light because some dummy is sitting in the right lane.
I, and others I know, have complained directly to the transportation dept. before to no avail. Just hope this can be improved in some way.
19 VotesFix it! Voted!195 Elm St New Haven, CT
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.
881-925 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut
Frequently when I turn left from Crown onto Chapel at this intersection, there are multiple jaywalkers crossing the street. Often then are a little further west on chapel (not in the crosswalk) and thus hidden by stopped traffic heading east on Chapel until I have almost completed the turn. Have almost hit a few people myself and have seen a few people almost be hit by other motorists. Please police this area better and possibly consider retiming lights to be more pedestrian friendly, or even (crazy, I know) ticketing jaywalkers.
Downtown New Haven New Haven, CT
Just spent the past 2 hours walking around downtown (video-taping) sidwewalks and streets and all I saw were plow trucks making circles not doing anything when sidewalks and crosswalks are iced over and most intersections completely obstructed. Sounds like a waste of taxpayer's money if I've ever seen one.
28 VotesFix it! Voted!College And North Frontage Intersection New Haven, CT
Cars coming out of Route 34 ramp routinely drive through red lights in the morning hours, despite the green light for cars coming up College and the walk signals at the pedestrian crossing. Cameras or police car to help ticket for such behavior would be extremely helpful!