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Rob Rocke

Rank: City Fixer Civic Points: 3,685
  • 2-16 Mount Carmel Avenue Hamden, Connecticut - Hamden

    Alot of time and money seemed to be spent a couple of years ago completely re-engineering this intersection, and it's great that there's a dedicated left turn signal for motor vehicle drivers making a left (while heading south on Rt 10 - Whitney Ave) onto Mt Carmel Ave (heading east). The problem is with all that redesigning no one ever thought to put in a signal that recognizes cyclists. If you get stuck at that light without a car behind you to signal the dedicated left turn the "on demand" signal never changes, and you get stranded in the middle of a fast, busy, dangerous state road. I should point out that this is a heavily used cyclist route and is part of many rides in the greater New Haven area. Can we please install new technology--or properly calibrate the existing infrastructure-- so that it will sense lone cyclists waiting at this left turn signal. Thank you. (Note: a quick Google search brings up several relevant articles, such as this one: http://www.phred.org/~josh/bike/SignalDetection.html)

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  • 505 College Street New Haven, Connecticut - Downtown

    GOOD NEWS - Around 6pm on Thursday evening (6/19) I was happy to see a motorcycle copy pull over a woman in an SUV, presumably because she was distractedly talking on her cell phone while driving through the busy pedestrian intersection at College and Wall Streets.

    BAD NEWS - As I walked by I witnessed the entire quick interaction with no ticket book taken out. Clearly the driver was just given a warning.

    Warnings don't change behavior. Hitting someone in their wallet might. We've got to raise our standards for tolerating disregard for basic motor vehicle laws in New Haven. Drivers talking on their cell phones while driving, blowing red lights and stop sign, and driving over the posted speed limits are flagrantly violated within the city with seemingly little law enforcement consequence...

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  • Traffic/Road Safety Acknowledged
    1-41 Cold Spring Street New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock

    CARS RUN THE RED LIGHT HERE ALL THE TIME! There are always tons of pedestrians here as people enter College Woods and the playground area: families with kids, runners and walkers, etc. I've never seen a traffic cop doing enforcement here. I've seen both cars and motorcyclists blow right through the red light on many occasions, some without even slowing down. Dear NHPD - please do a traffic sting here.

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  • Traffic/Road Safety Acknowledged
    231-421 Livingston Street New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock

    EXCESSIVE SPEEDING here all the time! I've noticed cars travelling way over the speed limit here on Livingston Street. The wide, straight two-lane road only encourages such behavior. I've never seem any NHPD traffic enforcement here. Targeted enforcement and some re-engineering work (speed bumps, maybe parked cars, or other traffic calming measures) is sorely needed here to slow drivers down. There are alot of pedestrians walking around.

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  • Parks Request Archived
    English Drive New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock

    I noticed a large tree down across English Drive this evening, too large to move singlehandedly: need brawn and a chainsaw. Thanks.

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  • English Drive New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock

    I noticed a small rockslide just below the beginning of the Giant Steps on English Drive. The rocks go all the way across the road, making it dangerous for cyclists passing by. Thanks.

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  • Farnam Drive Hamden, CT 06517, USA - US Congressional District CT3

    Looks like a futon or bed this time dumped over the stone wall right as you had into the big switchback climbing up to the summit on Farnam Drive.

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  • English Drive New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Cedar Hill

    Once again - someone dumps a pile of their crap in beautiful East Rock Park. How about some "creative" enforcement here NHPD, like you did for the illegal dirt bikes! "Nuisance" crime indeed...

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  • English Drive Hamden, CT 06517, USA - US Congressional District CT3

    There's a newly-broken section of stone wall along the auto road just below the summit of East Rock.

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  • 258 Church Street New Haven, CT - Town_Green

    A set of bike racks is needed on the Willoughby's side of Church/Whitney and Grove Streets. There's a rack next to the People's Bank building across the street, but we could definitely use another rack across the street on either side of Willoughy's: around the corner either west on Grove Street or south on Church Street. You'll notice quite a few bikes locked to meters around here, and I've had my own bike damaged here by locking up to a parking meter. Thanks for adding this to the list of bike rack requests!

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  • Farnam Dr Hamden, CT 06517, USA - Hamden

    Dangerous for cyclists ascending/descending! Thanks for the periodic upkeep that is being done here, but the last pothole fill is starting to come out. Please re-check all potholes the whole length of Farnam Drive from the Davis Street intersection down to East Rock Road, on both sides of the road. Thanks!

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  • English Dr New Haven, CT - East Rock

    I noticed a large rockslide across English Drive yesterday evening: the largest rockslide I've seen up there in some time. I'm guessing it was all the rain overnight on Tuesday: you can almost see a washout channel from the ridge above the road here. Be careful if you're on a bike: a couple of the boulders are HUGE!

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  • English Dr New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East Rock

    There is a small to mid sized tree down across about half of the road as English Drive ascends just a little past the gate at the bottom of East Rock. I tried to move it myself but I think it needs someone with a chainsaw. Thanks!

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  • English Dr New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East Rock

    There is a small to mid sized tree down across about half of the road as English Drive ascends just a little past the gate at the bottom of East Rock. I tried to move it myself but I think it needs someone with a chainsaw. Thanks!

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  • Potholes Archived
    Farnum Dr New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East Rock

    I notice a continuing series of large potholes on either side of Farnum Drive between Orange Street and East Rock Road right in the lane of travel for cyclists riding up and down East Rock. I've noticed this is an ongoing issue and that they do get temporarily patched, but several large potholes seem to keep opening up. (I know a lot of water accumulates here which I'm sure contributes to the recurring problem.) I rode through here yesterday evening (24 May 2011) and there were several gnarly open potholes...

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  • Potholes Archived
    460-486 Orange St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - SOHU

    I notice a continuing series of potholes on either side of Orange Street between Bradley and Eld Streets, right where cyclists are riding. Thanks for the patching that has been applied recently, but it seems to quickly fall out, perhaps due to all the inclement weather we've been having.

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  • Farnum Dr New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East Rock

    There's a pretty large pothole here right where cyclists will be descending from East Rock: an accident waiting to happen...

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  • 945 Whitney Ave Hamden, CT 06517, USA - Hamden

    I noticed at least a half dozen large garbage bags presumably thrown off the side of Farnum Drive here, just south of the loop. I can only imagine what's in them...

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  • Potholes Archived
    83 Rogers Rd Hamden, CT 06517, USA - Hamden

    I noticed two large potholes while riding my bike down Farnum Drive yesterday. There are several rough patches here, but again two large potholes in particular as you begin to descend past the main parking area entrance on Farnum Drive. A cyclist could really have a nasty crash here...

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  • English Dr New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Cedar Hill

    There is small tree fallen across the trail around the base of East Rock, right before it ascends to meet English Drive by the baseball diamond in Rice Field. I tried to move it myself but it was just too awkward for one person. A chainsaw would be helpful. Thanks.

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