47 VotesFix it! Voted!Audubon And Whitney New Haven, CT
A cross-walk is needed before a parent and child or someone gets hit by a vehicle. There is a pre-school, a high school, CAW, New Haven Ballet and more -- all generate plenty of pedestrian crossings at this intersection. It's very dangerous
23 VotesFix it! Voted!Audubon Steet New Haven, CT
With all of the pedestrian traffic moving across Church into Audobon arts area, we really really need a pedestrian cross walk from curb at Gourmet Heaven to curb at Koffee?
There are TONS of kids and families who cross this intersection...or try to....every single day. Crazy drivers on church do not yield.
PLEASE put in a pedestrian cross walk.
I know I know, most drivers won't yield, but at least we will have tried.
Please vote this up. ty
43 VotesFix it! Voted!44 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT 06510
because of the set up between Whitney Ave and Audubon Street, there pedestrians are constantly dashing across Whitney Avenue - frequently while holding small children. We need a crosswalk!
165 Church St New Haven, CT
1. it endangers people (the very citizens paying their salaries, mind you) in crosswalks
2. it often impedes the flow of traffic (sometimes blocking entire travel lanes)
3. it sets a bad example, often leading others to park illegally next to them
will the city take meaningful steps to fix this problem or just continue to look the other way for their own?
because if it is the latter, that is not the type of city i want to live in. and to be perfectly clear: silence = acceptance, city hall.
18 VotesFix it! Voted!192-224 Orange St New Haven, CT
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.
2 VotesFix it! Voted!State Street just north of crown street, New Haven, Connecticut
There is a long pothole on State Street, just north of Crown Street, where a sewer separation job has turned into a trough. On that part of State Street many large trucks come barrelling down to try to make the light at George Street and when they hit the trough it makes the buildings near that corner shake. It also happens when trucks and cars turn that corner from State onto Crown too fast. I think that the surprise of hitting the pothole so close to the turn could distract any driver and accidentally hit a pedestrian crossing Crown on their way to Union Station. Pedestrian traffic on that part of State Street has increased significantly since the Elm City Market opened.
- Acknowledged by: City of New Haven
53 Wall Street New Haven, Connecticut
Crossing Church Street on Wall in the northernmost crosswalk at this intersection is scary and dangerous. Cars making a left onto Church from Wall Street often fail to notice or pay attention to pedestrians crossing this wide street. A pedestrian signal with a 'headstart' of four to six seconds would greatly improve this situation. By 'headstart' I mean five seconds or so of a walk signal before the cars at Wall St get their green light. This gives peds the chance to establish their position in the crosswalk before cars can speed into it. This is a common practice in cities in the United States.
8 VotesFix it! Voted!421 Orange St. New Haven, CTG
There should be a pedestrian crossing at Orange & Trumbull streets for people walking along the east side of Orange St. East Rock is generally very pedestrian friendly, except at this intersection where one has to cross Orange, then cross Trumbull, then cross Orange again.
- Acknowledged by: City of New Haven
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.
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.