81 VotesFix it! Voted!Fair Haven New Haven, CT, USA
Along the East bank of the Mill River between State Street and Humphrey Street along the Western property line of the old CT Transit site lies a great trail opportunity with little upfront cost to tax-payers.
Readying this connection for a trail will pave the way for recreational access between East Rock Park and Grand Avenue.
We have spoken with City Plan and City Engineering and it appears that this is a reasonable request and use for the river shores.
We have also spoken to State Representative Roland Lemar who supports the project and believes that with interest from resident's demonstrated we can get a trail funded here.
If you would use this area recreationally or would like to see this trail created please vote up this issue and share it with neighbors. As organizers we would like to see that there is real interest(50 or more votes might convince us :) from the community before we organize to push the issue to the State.
If you have thoughts in support or opposition please add them in the comments!
Let's make the Mill River something New Haven can be proud of again.
9 VotesFix it! Voted!510 Grand Avenue New Haven, Connecticut
Why has the state allowed this contaminated site to sit for so long? This should be urgent priority. The city knew that there was 4,300 gallons of contaminated oil (http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/english_station_spencer/), and now a spill has occurred in the Mill River, with the possibility of making its way into the Long Island Sound. Why isn't the city putting pressure on the owners to clean this up?
"The grounds of the former power plant are heavily contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, a cancer-causing agent, as well as heavy metals and other contaminants."
"The building floor is covered with a film that appears to be from spilled oil, he said. In addition, a number of aging 55-gallon drums of fluid were found."
358 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut
The city must fine Alderman Dow AND require them to clean up the mess they are leaving on public property. This public street does not belong to the dump but they are acting as if it does and apparently not penalized. Broken glass all over the road, other trash. No good. New Haven - please enforce the laws on the books.
50 Ives Place New Haven, Connecticut
Two lanes of traffic narrow into one at this intersection. There are no merge signs or any indication of the left lane being a left turn only lane. Drivers will frequently attempt two lanes far beyond the point of safety and are not willing to merge given the lack of posted merge signs.
441 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut
The sidewalks on both the North and South sides of Chapel just below the I91 overpass between Franklin and Hamilton has been a mess of debri and weeds for a few years.
I had someone remove broken glass, debri and other stuff from the North side of Chapel.
Can the City occasionally sweep up the sidewalk on the North side and remove weeds to make the pace a but more hospitable to tenants and pedestrians?