Issues: road safety
21 VotesFix it! Voted!Lawrence Street And State Street New Haven, CT
A number of folks have noted traffic safety concerns at this location. At the same time folks have really come to enjoy the pocket park. A kind neighbor has created the following suggestion for how to improve both situations. See attached for his suggestion as well as some temporary measures to pilot the idea.
17 Eld St New Haven, CT
17/19 Eld St is suffering from an absentee landlord. Not only is the building in poor esthetic condition (needs to be painted badly), it also has several broken windows on the third level and there are clearly pigeons living in that area (and likely other critters, too). The lower two levels are rented and I do not think the third level is living space, but it cannot be good for this area to be exposed to the elements and animals in the way that it is. In addition, a very cheap fix was applied to the roof when sections of it tumbled down in the hurricane and snow storm earlier this year. I think the owner/managers of this building should be ashamed of the appearance and potential safety issues of leaving their building in this condition.
English Dr New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Today as I was passing by the field, entering the area where the road narrows and becomes very curvy, I was almost hit by a parks department truck that was going too fast and taking the curve too wide. Although this was a particularly egregious example, I drive this road quite often and see cars crossing the yellow lines frequently in order to take the curves at their current rate of speed. To the city: please tell your employees to drive responsibly, and work on either enforcing the speed limit, improving sight-lines or some combination of those before someone (or more people) get hurt.
77 Edwards Street New Haven, CT
Cars speed excessively down Edwards Street, particularly the stretch between Orange and State Street. I was almost hit pulling out of my driveway the other day! A speed bump would help resolve the issue.
1-71 Ridge St New Haven, CT 06511, USA
This extremely steep hill has an incredible rate of speeding and dangerous driving for a one-way street.
Having been in the neighborhood several times recently, I saw some of the most dangerous interactions I've ever seen between cars and children. There are many, many families on this block and their children are often playing on the sidewalk.
I think the best solution would be to add a mid-block crossing at the top (because you can't really expect children to walk up and down a large hill just to cross the street) and to make the entire street 15 mph instead of 25. I'd also add a speedbump both going up AND down--I've seen cars fly up the hill and then go down it at 40 mph.
I spoke to several families on the street who all asked that something be done about this.
500 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT
Whitney Ave. street parking between NH town line and Peabody Museum during morning and evening peak. People left their car parked during 7-9am and 5-7pm essentially turning capacity of Whitney Ave. into one-lane street. Some aggressive driver changes lanes due to this and create safety issue. The delay due to all this is 10 minutes per direction per day, which is around 80 hours per person per year, 10 days of working days. We cannot afford the luxury of few to break the no parking rules at this cost. 1 fix solves all problems: Just enforce the no parking rule during peak time, the rule is already there.
88-168 Canner St New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Concerned 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.
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.
151 Cold Spring St New Haven, CT 06511
i watch cars roll through this stop sign daily (including cops. and school buses.) sometimes it's scary just to cross the street here! some sort of traffic calming should be implemented on cold spring so that cars speeding from 91 to Whitney SLOW DOWN. this would be an excellent place for some of the orange "yield to pedestrians" signs to be installed in the middle of the intersections.