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Steve Brown

Rank: City Fixer Civic Points: 2,110
  • 341 Front St New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Chatham Square

    The east side of Front Street has a sidewalk that runs from Chatham Street to Pine Street. There is no sidewalk on this side of Front north of Chatham or south of Pine. There are no crosswalks connecting this stub of sidewalk to the other side of the street. That means that the only way any pedestrian can access this side of Front Street is by jaywalking. There are businesses and attractions on the east side of Front that are currently not accessible to pedestrians. Considering the speed and recklessness of drivers on Front Street, it really isn't safe to cross without a crosswalk.

    A crosswalk should be installed at both ends of this sidewalk stub. At the Chatham Street end, there is already a curb cut on both sides of the street. Only a painted crosswalk is needed. On the Pine Street end, a curb cut is also needed on the east side of the street.

    Alternatively, it would be really nice if the city could extend this sidewalk to connect with other segments of sidewalk up north by Dover Beach and down south by Lewis St park.

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  • 15-39 Grove St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Town_Green

    There is virtually no right-turning traffic on Grove St westbound at Orange. The majority of traffic goes straight through, with some left turns. The right lane approaching this intersection in the westbound direction should allow straight traffic as well as right-turning.

    On the other side of the intersection there are two lanes on Grove St heading west. Therefore it would make sense to have two through lanes approaching the intersection as well. During peak periods, traffic in the left lane backs up to and across State Street, while the right lane often has no vehicles in it, except the ones that ignore the markings and go straight through anyway, creating an unsafe situation. The markings should be changed to allow through traffic from both approach lanes.

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  • Chapel St And Orange St new haven CT - Town_Green

    The street signs at the corner of Chapel and Orange is rotated a fill 90 degrees out of alignment so that Orange is marked as Chapel and vice versa. very confusing to the uninitiated.

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  • Burned up Car Archived
    47-77 Chatham St New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Chatham Square

    There is a red minivan that has been parked on the street for at least a couple weeks now. The whole front end of the car is burned.

    No chance this car gets fixed, it is toast. It now qualifies as garbage and should be removed ASAP.

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  • 102-122 Downing St New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Chatham Square

    There are two adjacent properties that were recently demolished on the west side of Downing between Lombard and Peck. As of today the demo waste has not been cleaned up. What's left is piles of bricks, plaster, and various debris.

    Yesterday I saw four young kids playing here. The site is completely unsecured. This is extremely hazardous due to the risk of injury or exposure to toxic substances.

    These sites need to be secured immediately. And I certainly hope that the owners are planning to clean them up and not leave them in their current state.

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  • 28 Chatham New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Chatham Square

    Street light has been cycling on and off, mostly off. Street is quite dark without it. Please repair.

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  • 120 Grove St New Haven, CT 06511 - Downtown

    This intersection in the middle of the Yale campus lacks any pedestrian signals or signage. Drivers in New Haven are not accustomed to yielding to pedestrians when turning right on a green light (in this case, from Temple to Grove). Many close calls have occured here. Please install pedestrian signals and/or signage and enforce pedestrian right of way here.

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  • 330 Front St New Haven, CT 06513 - Chatham Square

    Narrow, winding, and cars driving twice the speed limit. This is a deadly combination. It's a miracle no one got killed when that car plowed into Alderwoman Pascal's house, crossing the sidewalk that I walk my dog and son down every day. Let's get some traffic enforcement on Front Street for crying out loud. The speed limit is 25 MPH!

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