Issues: bike concern
43 VotesFix it! Voted!597 Orange St New Haven, CT 06511, USA
a general problem throughout New Haven, but particularly bad on Orange in East Rock. sidewalks are for walking, roads are for cars and bicycles (not to mention there is a bike path on this road).
21 VotesFix it! Voted!Whitney Ave 266-298 New Haven, Connecticut
please restripe this awful road.
English Dr New Haven, CT 06511, USA
I am excited for New Haven to paint shared road markings this year, and I am hoping that some stretches of road by East Rock Park are included? Drivers behave extremely aggressively here despite the high volume of cyclists and pedestrians.
76 Edwards St New Haven, CT
The stretch of Edwards between Whitney and Orange is in really rough shape. There are roughly 50 pot-holes in this small stretch of road. Cars are swerving to avoid them - which is quite dangerous for traffic and really dangerous for bikes and pedestrians. Please help!
427 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT
The right-hand sharrow gets covered up by parked cars. When parked cars are present, the left-hand sharrow becomes the guide and the lane functions essentially like a bike lane.
13 VotesFix it! Voted!795 State St New Haven, CT 06511
Please put sharrows or bike lanes the entire length of Upper State Street.
There are way too many cyclists riding on the sidewalk here.
I told one cyclist today that police were giving out tickets and he said as he pulled into the road with me, "I didn;t know. There's no bike lanes or signs that tell me to be in the road."
The streets smarts campaign is a start but it falls short of reminding riders and drivers where they should ride when they are actually riding.
603 Orange St New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Parallel parking cars come inches from hitting locked bicycles here daily! The rack requires bicycles I be positioned perpendicular to street & sidewalk. This results in wheels that protrude to edge of street, and occasionally obstruct sidewalk.
Whitney Avenue Hamden, CT
Whitney avenue is supposed to be for cyclists as well as for drivers, but it feels very unsafe as soon as you cross from New Haven into Hamden. Could the poor condition sidewalk around the resevoir be converted into a bike path?
Drivers speed down the hill from Prospect St. past Whitney, and drive very fast down Canner. Since Canner St. is effectively a through-street connecting different parts of town, drivers are in a hurry to get where they're going without regard to the fact that these are residential areas with a lot of pedestrian and bike traffic, kids and pets.
12 VotesFix it! Voted!Whitney And Sachem New Haven, CT
So the bike gang phenomenon in New Haven is actually kinda funny - low seats, swarms of them on sidewalks, cutting off foot and vehicular traffic. I often am accosted on my bike (that is, they deliberately aim right at me, even as I'm going right way on street, before swerving at last second), but I've typically found it funny - I wear a helmet and I'm fairly larger than they are, so they will get it far worse than me (though I guess if they gained up on me they could probably hurt me). But if my grandma were biking in NH, she might feel threatened by them, and that is what concerns me. NH cyclists should feel safe and secure from cars but also fellow cyclists. Stricter enforcement of cyclist rules might help (although with all the construction and pointless one-way streets, I would add that every cyclist in the city has probably violated sidewalk rules at some point). Any other thoughts?