Correction: it was RECYCLING that was picked up at 5:45AM. The trash hasn't been picked up as of 8:15AM along with lawn and leaf bags that have been waiting a week after they weren't picked up last Tuesday.
Been meaning to update this since I noticed last week: the trimming is done and it looks great! Thanks!
Looks like bike boxes are planned at Elm and Church! Between that and the suggestions for merging to the lane you need, it seems like cyclists have some good safe options for riding downtown! Closing this, but feel free to reopen if you have more to add/discuss!
I think the "giant light pole" refers to the large wooden poles located on the lower portion of the Green, aiming at Trinity and Center churches. If my assumption is correct, there is unlikely a poll number and the power source comes from the in-ground boxes near the poles. The power went out to these poles a few years ago and a solution was not quick in coming, so hopefully this time around can be better! Particularly as soon as the Quinnipiac buses return, dumping students off at this exact, darkened spot.
The other street lamps are just that - the lamp kind, so they may also not have pole numbers, but someone should check. Thanks Doug for looking in to the matter and Sam for reporting!
Cyclists will want protection from traffic turning right on to Temple, often on red...
See parking at top of the block on Elm between College and Temple. If removed the buses could have a dedicated lane an cyclists could have bollards protecting them.
No left turns on Church or Orange?
It's coming! There are already numerous tickets on this issue dating back several years, and Doug Hausladen and I submitted a Complete Streets application to the City which inspired the coming crossing improvements. The work could not be started before the major pipe-laying project in the area is complete, so I have heard that changes might be coming this summer. Digging is actually happening this morning, although I do not know for which project. In the meantime please be safe crossing here! The potholes have caught several ankles off guard already.
I was just running here this morning in the snow and wondered about the stories of the other early morning footprints in the snow. What if there was a way to make this space a giant chalk board with the statement "I'm just passing through on my way to:"
Took a while but "God took care of this". Closed!
If there is a hydrant here it was completely plowed over and neighbors are not going to be able to dig it out alone. Can we get FD help? They're just up the street...
Better! Clear b
I have noticed this also on William about once a week as I walk to work. However today the reason you're seeing so many more is likely due to the huge fire/police response on Grand Ave currently blocking through traffic. As of 15 minutes ago there was a police car at the top of Lyon and Olive.
Kudos on the ticket cross-reference Ben! I would agree! Perhaps it's time for a midwinter party to celebrate? :-)
That's excellent, thank you very much! I will confirm tomorrow. The photo I posted is so dark, but when you look closely you will see the pedestrians in the street as I took the picture, so I'm relieved we'll soon have a safe sidewalk again!