4 VotesFix it! Voted!
1 Union Ave New Haven, ConnecticutThe promotes are;
Officer Daniel Conklin
Officer Nicholas Katz
Officer Ryan Macuirzynski
Officer Elizabeth White
PRESS EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
• When: Friday, 9 December, 2016 at 5:00 PM
• Where: New Haven City Hall, 165 Church Street, Second Floor Concourse
• What: Detective Promotions
60 VotesFix it! Voted!15 Olive Street New Haven, Connecticut
*Elizabeth Nearing has given us permission to share her story*
Last night, our friend Elizabeth Nearing was in a car accident on her bike. Despite bruises and a severely bent helmet, she's ok — resting, but okay.
Elizabeth was on her way to present at the Pecha Kucha on her work as Community Engagement Manager at Long Wharf Theatre. Coming from Long Wharf, she turned onto Olive Street from Water Street. It was dark, so she was wearing a reflective raincoat with both front and rear lights. She was also wearing her helmet and riding far to the right of the lane.
As she was passing Wooster Street, a car going 25 mph turned into her. Elizabeth's helmet was severely bent and the car's windshield was cracked.
As a friend of Elizabeth, I am extremely grateful that she is safe.
As a citizen, I am extremely concerned.
Olive Street needs be a safer place for all folks — pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists — to travel safely. To start, there are a few core things that could be implemented:
-Better lighting for visibility
-Signage for bicyclists
-A stop sign at Olive and Wooster
-A protected bike lane
Would love to hear others thoughts and continue this conversation.
6 VotesFix it! Voted!Goffe Street At Dixwell New Haven, Connecticut
This past Saturday afternoon I was walking down Goffe Street while worker was blowing leaves from the new Yale University lot at the corner of Dixwell and Goffe St. These leaves were being blown off of the parking lot and onto the sidewalk on Goffe Street.
While rather inconvenienced as I was holding my two-year-old and pushing a stroller, I had to walk onto the street for this to be passable, and the worker surprisingly did not stop blowing leaves as I walked by.
I didn't think much of it at the time - there's really nothing else he could do and I assumed that the leaves would be picked up after he was done blowing the parking lot.
However it is now Wednesday and the leaves are still covering the sidewalk on the entire side of the parking lot making it very difficult to walk on, and making it impossible to get by with a stroller. I hope that Yale University will do its job to remove these leaves from the sidewalk for the betterment of the community.