Just drove my kids to school past this guard this morning at 8:25am. Kids and parents on every corner waiting to cross, and cars stopped at every direction of the intersection, and this guard is sitting at the southwest corner, stop sign in hand, watching the whole thing without doing a thing. She's not even distracted by her phone or the newspaper.
I've been told by other crossing guards that they are personally aware that she is a problem, but the only way to get anything done about her is through community calling directly to the Board of Ed. transportation division at (203) 946-8075. I just called and left a complaint, and I suggest others do the same.
My children and I were walking down Canner, and my son was almost hit by a car coming out of St. Ronan. The crossing guard was stationed at the southwest corner of the intersection, and had failed to stop traffic to allow us to cross. She was sitting, reading her cell phone.
I want to echo the poster on the fact that Bill over on Canner and Whitney is the best crossing guard there is. When he retires I think the Hooker School community should host a party for him.
There is a walk signal here, now, and much improved signage and signal light. This issue should be closed with thanks to the DTTP!
Your map tag points to Highland Street. Do you mean Highland or Huntington? I know the sidewalks on Huntington are very narrow and in disrepair.
I've seen these posts up all over downtown as well. Any idea who this is? Violating city ordinances while on city time should not be tolerated.
Last week workers dug out the roots and repaved the entire sidewalk! Looks fantastic! Thank you!
City appears to have dumped some asphalt on the area. I have noticed a lot of sidewalk and intersection work being done on Prospect between Edwards and Huntington Streets. Is there a plan to have the sidewalks all redone, and is this a temporary fix to the problem?
This is great to hear! I've seen the work being done on Prospect over the past few weeks and was hopeful this meant pedestrian signals. Thanks so much - great to hear!
How long are you seeing these buses idle? I know that the dispatchers often tell buses to sit and wait in order to evenly space the vehicles on the route - usually about two to three minutes. Is it longer than five minutes that they're hanging around with the engine running?
No acknowledgement yet from the city on this issue - as it gets warmer more people will be on the street, and this sidewalk is heavily trafficked by families and elderly. What is the status of this issue? This ticket is over a year old and still no movement by the city.
Thanks, Michael, for elaborating on my point. Yes, there is a left green arrow coming from the other side of the intersection that is completely invisible to pedestrians, who have no indication when it is okay to walk.
Here's a picture of the sidewalk portion in question.
Closing - there's already an issue about this tree from a year ago that is still open and unresolved.
The attached video is from this past weekend, demonstrating how it's impossible to determine when it is safe for a pedestrian to cross the street.
The management of 550 Prospect have written Public Works about it this past January and received no reply.
Light seems much better over the past month. Not sure what was done, but thank you whoever!
Thank you! Glad to hear it!
Hi ACPD, there are already two other tickets open about this - one from last year, and one that I posted about three months ago. Despite having heard via SCF that this issue was funded and ready to be fixed, I've seen no response from any city organizations, nor has there been any response from Alderwoman Edwards. Does anybody in an official capacity have a timeline or progress report on the resolution of this problem?
Has anyone considered moving the parking to the other side of the street on the stretch between Canner and Huntington? Given the curve of the street, if cars parked on the east side of the street instead of the west, that would keep the parking available, but remove the visibility problem.