18 VotesFix it! Voted!249 Humphrey St New Haven, CT
I ride this route often and feel that a bike route from Clinton Avenue, across Lombard and Humphrey to Orange, continues to be sorely needed.
I feel that this issue should remain open until a route that all persons -- age 8 to 80 -- feel comfortable riding their bikes on. Although sharrows are a minor improvement over nothing, adding sharrows to the road simply does not do that.
65 people previously voted on this issue: "Bike lane needed from Clinton Avenue to Orange Street," but that issue is being closed because sharrows have been installed. http://www.seeclickfix.com/issues/8658-bike-lane-needed-from-clinton-avenue-to-orange-street
Sharrows are ineffective at increasing cycling rates unless speeds are reduced to 20MPH.
Portland, OR, and New York City, NY, are currently doing this along hundreds of miles of their residential streets.
Studies show that very few people will feel comfortable bicycling on roads unless speeds are strictly capped at 20MPH -- no matter what kind of paint you have on the road.
Achieving these average speeds along bike routes can be done through various traffic calming and traffic engineering methods. Berkeley has pioneered this decades ago this with its "bicycle boulevards," and many cities have since followed.
It is best to call them "slow streets", since they have a tremendous benefit for pedestrians and property owners as well.
The sharrows here should be replaced with street engineering that meets the standards of the NACTO -- whether bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, traffic calmed boulevards, or some other feature: http://nacto.org/cities-for-cycling/design-guide/ .
6 VotesFix it! Voted!Willow Street New Haven, Connecticut
I saw six or seven two trucks go down my street around 8am this morning. Not a single one stopped to tag/tow the cars that were still parked there (despite the signs saying to NOT park there until after 3pm). Street sweeper went by around 8:30 and had to go around these cars. Street is not thoroughly cleaned and the neighbors have just been shown that there is no reason at all to obey the NO PARKING signs.
- Acknowledged by: City Of New Haven
Orange Street Trumbull St New Haven, CT
Hello I am writing to report the on ramp to I-91 using the ramp entrance from State St. I am aware that I have a "YIELD" and need to be sure no one is coming from the orange street ramp. However I STOP instead. When entering the I-91 Ramp from Orange St, I also stop before the on ramp from State St. becasue very seldom do I see anyone slow down by the "yield" or make sure the road is clear. I am very worried that their will be a severe accident their some day. I believe their needs to be a BIG STOP sign on the ramp entrance from state st. instead of the yield sign that is not to big and is placed right at the entrance way.
1-9 Pearl Street New Haven, Connecticut
People constantly park in the no-parking zones on State Street in front of Pan's Liquors, H&R Block, and the Sunrise Deli (which never seems to be open), blocking the already difficult view of oncoming traffic. In order to see around vehicles parked in those spots, we have to pull farther out into the street, putting ourselves in danger of actually being hit by someone. Since people already drive much more quickly on State than they should, this is an especially dangerous situation. Can something please be done about this? Can the city parking people patrol this area more, ticket, and have towed any vehicles that are parked in those areas designated as no parking zones?
67-69 Pearl St New Haven, Connecticut
The Pleasant St side of this property would be a great place for a bike rack. People are locking their bikes to sign posts, small trees, and gas meter pipes. I think this would be great to add here.
821 State St. New Haven, Connecticut
My bicycle was stolen from the street sign near 821 State St. sometime between 11 pm and 8 am overnight last night (Sept. 24). It is a very tall, black Cannondale SR400 with a rear-mounted metal cargo carrier. It has tan-walled tires, black grip tape, an odometer mount, and front and rear lights as well as reflectors. The quickest unique identifier on the bike are the Chiquita banana stickers on the front fork. The left shoe strap is also broken at the rubber joint on top. This picture closely resembles what it looks like, but my seat cover is more worn with foam visible.
11 VotesFix it! Voted!Pearl St At Lincoln St New Haven, CT
In regards to Pearl St between Orange St and the back entrance to the new Yale School of Management construction site: First, the northern 2 feet of pavement along the entire length of the road is missing (there is no sidewalk or curb and the pavement ends in dirt). This makes for flooding, and accelerated road wear. If the lawn club doesn't want a sidewalk there, at least there needs to be a curb and drainage.
Second: This road is used by NUMEROUS HEAVY TRUCKS that service Cafe Romeo, and the school buses for the New Haven Academy. I assume once the business school is completed they will take truck deliveries through that road as well. Right now, there are deep rectangular potholes on Pearl and the whole width of the road is crumbling at the intersection with Lincoln, which makes for dangerously unstable gravel in the turn. It needs to be repaired now and permanently (not when the business school is complete) with significantly more durable pavement.
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63 VotesFix it! Voted!219 267 Edwards St New Haven, CT 06511, USA
let me start off by saying i am in no way opening this issue to debate whether abortion should be legal or not, so please do not use this space to preach one way or the other.
although i personally find the protesters at planned parenthood (and now often by the peabody museum) very offensive, i am reporting this issue on the basis of what is legally their right and what is not.
when i protested the start of the iraq war, the group i was with was told by an officer that we are allowed to hold a sign. but that since we do not own the property we were standing on, we could not affix signs to posts, or lean them on trees, or lay them on the ground, etc.
this is what the protesters are doing on edwards street and sometimes whitney. they spread at least ten posters on property that they do not own.
i'd like some clarification on what their rights are, and if we can ask them to tone down their presence if they are not legally allowed to take over the block.