Ella Grasso Blvd And Whalley Ave New Haven, Connecticut
To Whom it May Concern:
My name is Meg, and I am a frequent commuter to Southern Connecticut State University from West Haven. Every day when I go to school, I always have to cross the intersection of Whalley Ave. and Ella Grasso Blvd.
I am writing to you to see if SOMETHING can be done about this intersection. First let’s start how if you are heading towards Southern on Ella Grasso Blvd., there NEEDS to be a designated “left turn” lane at Ella Grasso Blvd and a designated “right turn/straight” lane at this same intersection. I don’t know how many times I have been cut off by other drivers because you have drivers that stay on the right side that go straight and cut you off, or if you are on the right side to go straight, you have drivers on the left side that go straight to cut you off. Confusing….right? I know. Which is why there needs to be these designated lanes to go in certain directions.
Furthermore, any way we can make the light green longer that faces Ella Grasso Blvd. in BOTH directions? Seriously, the light is green for no more than a minute, and traffic gets backed up during rush hour in the morning and in the evening.
Perhaps to get a better understanding on how annoying this intersection is, not to mention the problems of this intersection, I am wondering if someone from the traffic division can observe this intersection during rush hour commute (whether in morning or in the evening). I am fully aware that New Haven has other bigger issues, and the personnel of the police department has bigger things to deal with, but it’s a matter of time before a serious accident happens. So many people are cutting people off and/or running the light because it’s too short and people get impatient for waiting at the light for the fifth time in a row. As stated earlier, I have been cut off numerous times, and almost to the point where people were inches away from hitting me head on due to them running the light if they are making a left turn onto Whalley. SOMETHING needs to be done, and any effort to get this problem solved would be greatly appreciated.
1 VoteFix it! Voted!768-784 Elm Street (Sw Corner Elm And Norton) New Haven, Connecticut
I first reported this a year ago: There is a large oak tree on the southwest corner of Norton and Elm that has a big forked limb (so effectively two large branches) that is dead and overhangs the sidewalk. I am concerned that it could break off and fall on a pedestrian passing underneath. Since the tree is in the apron I assume it is the responsibility of the city to remove the limb.
In December (12-06-2013) "Urban Forester, City of New Haven (Verified Official)" wrote, "The tree has been inspected and prioritized for action." SeeClickFix closed and archived the case.
Well guess what. It's now September 2014, NOTHING has been done, that large dead limb is still there ready to fall on a pedestrian or, God forbid, a child on a tricycle. PLEASE TAKE IT DOWN.
476-504 Edgewood Avenue New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Black male in black handkerchief on face wearing all black is currently hiding out behind the ranger station pictured with the illegal off-road vehicle he road into the park by the children's playground. Non emergency as called.
7 VotesFix it! Voted!
2 Pendleton Street And West Park Ave New Haven, Connecticut
Garbage bags are constantly piled in the public garbage container and overflowing off the side. Currently there are 2 large bags off the side. It's dangerous to everyone who uses the park and walks their dogs.
3 VotesFix it! Voted!
1612 Chapel Street New Haven, CT
Iside on the corner of Chapel Street & Ellsworth Avenue. My front entrance is on Chapel Street, my back entrance and driveway is on Ellsworth Avenue. The four corners/curb markers of Chapel Street & Ellsworth Avenue need to be repainted yellow, People park in the Chapel Street/Ellsworth Avenue bus stop constantly. People park up to the corners and leave no room for drivers to turn safely. People park right up to my driveway entrance and ignore the yellow markings. The curbside markers (yellow paint) needs to be repainted. Also, the street sign near my driveway on Ellsworth Avenue is leaning to one side, caused by the snow plowing. It needs to be repaired.
128-156 Ellsworth Avenue New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Excessive noise. The city limits noise to 45 decibels in New Haven after 10pm. But some party which bordered on a riot at times peaked at 84 decibels at 10:30, and 80 decibels at 12:25. And I was a few houses away. The threats and cursewords shouted after midnight make me wonder if it is safe for my family to live here. Think of the poor guy killed while playing a computer game in his own home. I'm afraid to call the police, because then I'll be known as a snitch and it will become even more dangerous for us. But this seemed to be in the firehouse's front yard. Why didn't they do anything about it?