Issues: road safety
18 VotesFix it! Voted!Eagle St New Haven, CT - East Rock
At Nash and Eagle there is no west-bound stop sign on Eagle St. Often, speeding cars cutting through the neighborhood accelerate through this intersection. With the new school being built, it's about time to put in a traffic calming stop sign.
24 VotesFix it! Voted!1055-1079 State St New Haven, CT - East Rock
The State St. Bridge, over the Mill River, is now going on two years past its completion date. The city engineering department claimed that they would start working on a plan, in December 2011, to solve the water pollution issue, which has delayed the bridge reconstruction. Any progress on that plan?
Because State St. is closed, and Trumbull St. is now only one way, heading West, Willow St. has become a traffic nightmare and a public safety issue.
On Tuesday evening, because of the city's poor planning, the usual evening traffic jam, on Willow St. caused a major public safety issue, when two New Haven police cars, heading West (on Willow), and two New Haven Fire trucks, heading East (also on Willow), were stuck for at least five minutes, while car commuters totally blocked both lanes, preventing anyone from moving. Willow St. cannot handle thousands of cars per day. The noise pollution, air pollution, speeding, traffic jams and blocking emergency vehicles needs to stop.
The city needs to get its @ss in gear and fix the State St. Bridge.
787 Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT - East Rock
Due to heavy traffic and speeding, the safety of us neighbors who live on Burns Road is in danger.
Please, consider this an official request for either Burns Road to have speed bumps added to the street to slow down traffic or better yet to make Burns Road a one way street.
Eld Street New Haven, CT - SOHU
Not sure why but in the past 2 months the rate and speed of traffic up Eld (from State to Orange) has increased markedly. There are no posted speed limits on Eld Street and the cars race up the street dangerously. A posted sign may cut down on some of this aggressive driving. Failing that, perhaps speed bumps are in order.
1-71 Ridge St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Cedar Hill
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.
6 VotesFix it! Voted!English Dr New Haven, CT - East Rock
walking either up or down english dr has become extremily dangerous,due to the speeding/racing bycyclist and cars.we are unable to use trails due to a disabilty(cane)and also pushing a baby carriage.15mph is posted but ignored.request speed humps installed in intrevals mirroring the neighboring streets.before somebody gets injured or worse.
100 Edwards St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Bishop-Hine
I have seen many accidents and near accidents on Edwards Street. Cars driving between Orange and State on Edwards really speed, and there are a lot of hidden driveways. Hence, as cars pull in and out of the driveways, speeding cars can't slow down fast enough and hit them.
There isn't much that can be done about the hidden driveways, but what about the speeding? Maybe one of those "this is your speed" signs would at least encourage people to slow down?
10 VotesFix it! Voted!444 Orange St New Haven, CT 06511 - East Rock
yale shuttle # 90 sped up to pass two cyclists ( on orange before the bike lane starts; there is not enough room to pass safely, but especially because we were passing a parked school bus). the driver was speeding too fast to notice he/she was ignoring a pedestrian at the in-street crosswalk sign, then ran a red light at orange and humphrey. (approx 11:50 a.m.) truly a trifecta of bad driving, if you will.
407 Humphrey St New Haven, CT 06511 - Bishop-Hine
There is a large sinking / patched cut here. I'm not sure if it qualifies as a pot hole cuz its just too large. I would call it more like a reverse speed bump.
It looks like this was caused by some sort of utility cut in the asphalt.
12 VotesFix it! Voted!
There apparently used to be a crosswalk at Nicoll and Mitchell, but it has faded almost completely out of existence. How are people from East Rock supposed to access the playing fields or the school? By jaywalking? The crosswalks should be restored and pedestrian signage deployed in the street, like most other towns in the Northeast have. That would begin to bring the speeds down on this street, which is posted at 25mph but in reality has traffic speeds of 35-40 -- especially dangerous considering the limited visibility around some of the corners.
192 Mitchell Drive New Haven, CT - East Rock
Can New Haven install a speed bump or speed display around 192 Mitchell Drive? It is centrally located to an area of children now under 5 and traffic is encouraged to speed here since there is a nice stretch of road with no speed control.
99 Bishop St. New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Bishop-Hine
I just witness three tow trucks in a row driving up Bishop toward Orange St. traveling AT LEAST 50 m.p.h. This is a 25 m.p.h. street and these tow trucks, which are undoubtedly being contracted by the city to two vehicles for street cleaning on this street and others today, should be ticketed. Everyday I see vehicles traveling at excessive rates of speed up this street. I have lived here for two years and not once have I seen a traffic officer with a speed gun on this street.
15 VotesFix it! Voted!Orange And Humphrey New Haven, CT 06511, USA - SOHU
Once again it appears that FedEx is not concerned with training their drivers to follow basic traffic regulations. Also the lack of enforcement by the police is clearly encouraging drivers to brazenly disregard the safety of others in favor of their own convenience. This driver crossed the entire intersection on red while an NHPD car sat writing up a fender bender and did not even bat an eye.
59 Pearl St New Haven, CT - SOHU
Pearl St connects Orange and State, which means that many people use to get from one side of the neighborhood to the other. However, some of these people fly up this street at a very high rate of speed, putting pedestrians and cyclists in danger. One man on a motorcycle enters Pearl, stops, revs his engine, and then takes off in a way that squeals his tires. This is not just a residential street: several families on this street have small children who could easily be killed because of the careless speeders who don't even have time to notice where they are going or what they might have hit. We need speed humps on this street -- BADLY.
8 VotesFix it! Voted!17 Eld St New Haven, CT - SOHU
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.
19 VotesFix it! Voted!Lawrence Street And State Street New Haven, CT - East Rock
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.
273 Humphrey St New Haven, CT 06511 - SOHU
Public safety issue.
Looks like someone emptied there entire apartment onto the sidewalk.
LCI, could you get this?
463-491 Orange St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - SOHU
UI is installing new double poles up and down this part of Orange St and into the side streets, just as we're getting some traction on the dangerous and ugly examples on Upper State St (see here for related issue: http://www.seeclickfix.com/issues/55207 ).
This is about long-term safety as well as short-term aesthetics; there are abandoned UI poles in the back yards of many streets in this part of East Rock. If wiring needs to be moved or re-strung, let's have a proper plan from UI that addresses the abandoned or dodgily shored-up double poles that litter our 'hood. Thanks!
Clark Street New Haven, CT - SOHU
Clark Street is religiously used as a cut through to Orange or State. Fine, I accept that. But, as a resident I'd like to see something done about the absurd speeds a lot of these drivers are hitting. Although it would be annoying for me to navigate daily with my car I think a very good solution would be speed humps. Either that or a toll booth...
English Dr New Haven, CT - East Rock
This is a dangerous trail crossing that is unmarked. Friends of East Rock Park is working with the City of New Haven to get crosswalk striping and unobtrusive signs for vehicle traffic in place to increase safety. These improvements should be in place later this summer.
158 Cold Spring St New Haven, CT 06511 - East Rock
I think that 90% of drivers slow down and then go right through this intersection rather than making a complete stop. I worry about all of the pedestrians in this neighborhood who are put at risk by these dangerous drivers (who are also usually speeding between stop signs, as if that's an efficient way to drive!!)
268 Willow St New Haven, CT 06511 - East Rock
There is an almost constant stream of trucks traveling up and down Willow St. They are dangerous because there isn't enough room for them on this narrow street. There are signs posted saying "No Thru Trucks" but nobody pays attention to them. The police in New Haven are cracking down on all of the bike riders in the city, but giant speeding trucks traveling on narrow streets that can barely fit cars are just fine! They endanger pedestrians, cars, bikers, and they rip down branches from the trees as they speed along.
325 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT 06511 - Bishop-Hine
The "walk" signals in this intersection do not give enough time to safely cross the street. I barely make it as a young, healthy adult--I can't imagine that the elderly or people with kids can make it before cars start speeding through again.
79 Edwards St New Haven, CT 06511 - Bishop-Hine
There are two dead squirrels at the base of an utility/electrical box that has a loud fan. The squirrels may be diseased or were perhaps electrocuted. The box should be checked for safety and the animal remains properly disposed of.
805 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT - East Rock
People are driving from 40mph upwards in a 25mph zone in front of a residential area. It is also in front of Edgerton Park where lots of families with small children cross Whitney. Is it possible to slow traffic coming into New Haven on Whitney Avenue here?
Drivers don't notice the speed limit change because of the hill and an almost immediate transition from a wide street "highway" feel into a neighborhood with on street parking.
I propose installing a "green" median with trees and flowers to match the park, and a painted crosswalk (without traffic lights) to provide safe crossing for pedestrians without halting traffic completely? It would also be a good spot to put a "Welcome to New Haven" sign to add a nice effect.
151 Livingston St New Haven, CT 06511 - East Rock
There is a dead tree here that needs removal.
I just sent an email to the Parks Department who takes care of New Haven's street trees. Of course, there is a long list of trees that need to be removed, but the fact that this tree and the other one further north on Livingston are so close to Hooker and the concerns for passing school children's safety makes the trees' removal a bit more urgent.
Will let you know what I hear.
33 VotesFix it! Voted!East Rock Park -- Playground New Haven, CT - East Rock
The playground at East Rock Park (College Woods) is heavily used but for as long as I can remember, the latches at the two gates have never worked. This ain't good, folks. It's a safety issue for the kids who play there and a peace of mind issue for the parents of the kids.