897 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut
I have lived in the same apt on the Green for 10 years and over the past month or so I have noticed a sharp increase in packs of kids loitering by the benches and bus stop on the Green (between Church and Temple) yelling, screaming and swearing at each other or at people or cars going by. They're not waiting for busses -- just hanging out. The noise level has gotten ridiculous! And the screaming out expletives is out of control! Starting at dusk and going late into the evening. Weeknights -- not just weekends.
4 VotesFix it! Voted!900 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut
I say this as a low-income person who sometimes takes the bus (when I have no choice):
Can we please move the bus hub away from the Green, at long last? Let's stop pretending we're one big happy community, or one society.
Establish bus hubs on lower Dixwell, the Boulevard, and Foxon, where there's more room and less interclass tension. This would also alleviate many of the complaints from Downtown posted to this site, including the loitering and drug activity.
11 VotesFix it! Voted!96 Orange St New Haven, Connecticut
This building has sat empty for too long.
12 VotesFix it! Voted!844-848 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510, USA
This bus stop is disgusting. Constantly smells of urine and defecation. Also, constant drug dealing. The city needs to put one permanent police officer here every day and start mitigating the drug deals and disgusting behavior here.
13 VotesFix it! Voted!165 Church St New Haven, CT
1. it endangers people (the very citizens paying their salaries, mind you) in crosswalks
2. it often impedes the flow of traffic (sometimes blocking entire travel lanes)
3. it sets a bad example, often leading others to park illegally next to them
will the city take meaningful steps to fix this problem or just continue to look the other way for their own?
because if it is the latter, that is not the type of city i want to live in. and to be perfectly clear: silence = acceptance, city hall.
14 VotesFix it! Voted!165 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT
Since the new School of Management building opened, there have been increased and routine car/bike/pedestrian conflicts, especially during morning rush hour, evening rush hour lunch hours, and periodically with class times . The signaled pedestrian phase is helpful but many problems at the intersection remain. Problems include:
A. Frequent pedestrian crossing against signal into fast-moving traffic
B. Illegal right turns against the light from Sachem to Whitney, endangering pedestrians
C. Inadequate bike parking (<10 spots); bikes are affixed to street signs and sometimes interfere with vehicle lanes on Whitney.
D. Pedestrian/bike conflicts; new bike path to Pearl St requires riders to use sidewalk for ~30ft stretch, most do not dismount.
E. Elementary school groups visiting Peabody often crowd the northwest corner and endanger children, especially when school buses are parked on Sachem.
This problem extends the existing pedestrian/car conflicts south of Trumbull (e.g. 55 Whitney). Traffic calming seems to be increasingly importantly along this stretch.
Whitney is narrow and fast at that intersection, so bump-outs are not feasible. Solutions could include:
A. Better defined pedestrian crosswalks (like Chapel/York)
B. Traffic calming measures north of intersection, like "Reduce Speed Ahead" signage
C. Enforcement of no-right-turn-on-red rules
D. Increased bike parking at School of Management
E. Segregate bike path from footpath
F. Require alternative parking for school groups at Peabody, possibly in the Humphrey lot.
I'm not sure refuge islands are possible along Whitney, but they would usefully signal to southbound traffic that Whitney is becoming increasingly pedestrian-heavy.
140-190 Crown Street New Haven, Connecticut
THERE IS A SINKHOLE ON CROWN STREET AT THE INTERSECTION OF CHURCH STREET -- SOUTHWEST CORNER. It is in Crown Street -- the right turn lane to go south on Church -- just outside the entrance doors to Gateway Community College. We've had major auto damages as a result.
2 VotesFix it! Voted!
199 George Street New Haven, Connecticut
One of the many aspects of poor-planning that went into the Gateway Community College downtown is that there is no pull-in spot on George St. for the My Ride/Greater New Haven Transit shuttle at Gateway Community College. This causes a MASSIVE traffic jam at rush-hour when this bus parks illegally in the right-turn lane on George St [just before Church St]. It would be rather simple to reduce the sidewalk width here to allow for a pull-in spot for this bus, right in front of the school’s George St. entrance. This still would allow adequate sidewalk width for pedestrians here.