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.
14 VotesFix it! Voted!Whitney Ave. And Willow New Haven, CT
I am writing to express my concern for pedestrian safety at this intersection. There are no pedestrian right-of-way crossing lights. A barely visible sign (only present on northbound Whitney Ave.) says that pedestrians cross with green light.
This evening I was almost struck by a car making a turn onto Willow St. as I was crossing. The car had to slam on its brakes and swerve--only missing me by a foot or so.
Vehicles drive much higher than the speed limit on Whitney Ave. In addition, cars on Willow St. tend to stop past the white line denoting the pedestrian crossway (though I see a dozen cars not stop at all on a daily basis).
This intersection is dangerous and needs to have a pedestrian crosswalk button or a law enforcement officer handing out red-light violations.
Thank you for your time,
3 VotesFix it! Voted!
Humphrey Street New Haven, Connecticut
There will be a Emergency Order No Parking ban on Thursday August 21st on Humphrey St. From the Underpass of I-91 to Pleasant St. on the even side of the road only due to utility work.· Reported by Transportation, Traffic & Parking Department Notifications · Share · Flag Flagged
- Acknowledged by: City Of New Haven
9 VotesFix it! Voted!889 State Street New Haven, Connecticut
The intersection of State and Humphrey Street in New Haven is very pedestrian unfriendly. There are several very active businesses and restaurants in the vicinity, additionally the probate and probation building have great pedestrian activity. I cross this intersection back and forth at least three times a day on foot and have seen and experienced many close calls. Typically after pressing the pedestrian pole button it take 2-3 cycles or cars in both directions before the pedestrian crossing is indicated, even if there is little or no vehicle traffic. If there are two or three fellow pedestrians at adjacent corners pressing the buttons sometimes it will trigger a little faster. One side of the intersection is quite a bit wider than the other and the pedestrian timer gives barely enough time to get across without breaking into a trot. Most of the time drivers make right turns on reds while the walking man signal is up anyway and ignore the pedestrian crossing lights all together. I have learned to simply cross when there are no cars coming and it's safe, not by the pole indicators. Perhaps additional signage to alert drivers that they need to yield to pedestrians when the crossing lights are active would be helpful. It's really only a matter of time before someone is hurt at this intersection.
Cold Spring At Everit New Haven, CT
The few that actually stop at this intersection do so about ten feet over the line. There's a stop sign and a stop for pedestrian sign here. Maybe we could use more potholes so drivers will slow down.
- Acknowledged by: City Of New Haven
8 VotesFix it! Voted!Willow And Anderson St. New Haven, CT
There are probably about a hundred of these plastic signs in the middle of the road, indicating to traffic that the law says they must yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. Now that's a real improvement from a few years ago, when they didn't exist. But #nhvisbetter and everything else... Why not improve on this design?
Stereomedia.Org would like to challenge MakeHaven to create a design that is an improvement to this. The terms of this assignment as as follows:
> It might incorporate the existing plastic items
> It might include electronics (sensors especially)
> It should be durable to withstand the elements
> It should be cheap to manufacture
> It must be seen as an improvement to the original design
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