3 VotesFix it! Voted!Railroad Crossing East Main St., Plainville, CT
Diagonal railroad tracks dangerous to cross for bicyclists.
To cross safely a cyclist must swerve dangerously into heavy traffic on state route 372 to approach track at 90 angle.
Designs for paved safe crossings to the side are available and should be constructed before serious injury and potential law suits develop.
1 VoteFix it! Voted!
Connecticut 72 Plainville, CT
A newly completed road without the ability for cyclists to activate signal change riding east or west on E. Main St. (Forestville) or Forestville Ave. (Plainville). There does exist a pole mounted button, but it is located on the north side of the roadway, adjacent to a sidewalk. By the time a cyclist headed west dismounts to activate the button and gets back on the bike, the signal will change from green to red for the cyclist half way through this already wide and dangerous intersection.
Can the trip wires in the paving be made to activate an automatic change at the traffic controller at this intersection?
4 VotesFix it! Voted!580 Camp St Bristol, CT 06010, USA
Town of Bristol needs to put a STOP sign on the intersection of Camp St and Florence Ln and Quail Hollow Ln. When everybody comes up the hill from route 6 they speed like daemons, and a few accidents already happened within the past couple of years because of the speeding. When people are trying to come onto Camp St they have to be very careful, they cannot see the cars coming from route 6 and when they do it’s too late because they are speeding. Within 12 months two cars landed in someone’s yard because of a car crash caused by speeding. Please put a STOP sign fast before someone else gets killed.
The Old Chung Property On New Britain Ave. Plainville, CT
How long have we had to endure the continued decay and all encompassing blight that is the old Chung property? How much longer will we have to sit back and watch our town officials do absolutely nothing about it. When it was sold at auction in March of 2011, we were told that
clean up of the property would begin over the upcoming summer. Now, as a second
summer is about to come to a close we
have seen absolutely no progress in seeing this blight come to an end. Yes there were legal delays and the economy remains sluggish. However, the new owners have responsibilities both legal and moral to take proper care of their property. I chuckled when I saw their big move was to put up a sign promising that a new retail center would be coming soon. I laughed even harder when I saw the sign become quickly overgrown by brush within a few weeks. Recently, somebody mowed away the obscuring brush covering the sign but left the disgusting mess behind the fence untouched. Isn't this the very least a safety issue. The buildings on the property have been abandoned for at least a dozen years. There are broken windows and the plywood put in place to "secure" the area is falling down. What if a child or group of teen agers were to get on the property and get hurt. Well, the finger pointing would certainly begin then. Even sadder is the lack of response from our local government and town officials. I always wondered why they seemed so afraid to confront this issue when Mr. Chung held the property. Yet they display the same intrepidation with the new owners. It is truly sad and it is becoming the symbol of our town.