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Rob Rocke

Rank: Heman Civic Points: 6,840
  • English Dr New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East Rock
    Nice neighbors decided to install a pull-out sofa bed at the end of Orange Street for park goers to catch their breath. How thoughtful. #GSCIA indeed!
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  • Illegal Dumping Acknowledged
    White Trail New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East Rock
    Surprise surprise more illegal dumping in East Rock Park, this time furniture presumably thrown from the road now resting below the trail toward the Mill River. Does anyone in the city care? I've mentioned 100x that cameras are cheap. How about some creative enforcement, NHPD? And how about some serious education and PR campaigns, Mayor Harp?? Where's the CLEAN CITY campaign??? This is happening far too often. It's a disgrace!
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  • 446 Orange Street New Haven, Connecticut - SOHU
    While cycling into work this morning, I was almost run off the road by a super-aggressive driver in a beat-up green pickup truck (not enough time to catch the license plate) who gave me about SIX INCHES of space instead of the THREE FEET required by CT law. Question: has the NHPD ever ticketed a driver for violating this CT law? This is a great idea for another enforcement campaign.
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  • 155 Edwards Street New Haven, Connecticut - Bishop-Hine
    Almost hit by yet another driver blowing a red light while talking on their held-in-hand cell phone with no NHPD in sight. If I didn't defensively anticipate and react to the illegal behavior, I would have gotten smeared on my bike.
    There have been a slew of recent crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians lately: many not publicized. While the occasional, publicized traffic enforcement blitzes are great for show, we need regular aggressive distracted driving enforcement over the long haul.
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  • 77 Rock Street New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Cedar Hill
    What's the deal? Post Fourth of July fireworks launch apparatus still a mess on top of Indian Head. Shouldn't this be cleaned up right after the big holiday show?
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  • 648-652 Orange Street New Haven, Connecticut - Bishop-Hine
    I thought I got a city communication saying that street sweeping was supposed to take place THROUGHOUT East Rock over the last couple of weeks. The Orange Street bike lane (heading south or "inbound") between ~Edwards Street and ~Humphrey Street is a mess: it is full of sand and gravel and is in immediate need of a cleaning. It is currently dangerous to ride on! Please escalate the street sweeping schedule here.Thank you.
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  • 86 Grove Street New Haven, Connecticut - Town_Green
    Pedestrian with right of way in crosswalk appears to have been struck by a driver running the red light. It's like the wild west in this town: drivers behave like they don't have to obey the law, as they see so little enforcement. I encourage anyone to come stand at a busy intersection like this one and count the repeated violations: red light running, talking/texting drivers, etc. Please step up traffic enforcement NHPD!
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  • 100 Linden Street New Haven, CT 06511, USA - East Rock
    Large piece of heavy scrap metal in road. It looks to me like this may have fallen off the snow plow last night. I dragged it to the side of the road in front of 98/100 Linden Street.
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  • College Wall New Haven, Connecticut - Downtown
    WHERE DID THE IN-STREET PEDESTRIAN SIGN GO!? Believe me, as soon as it's gone driver behavior reverts to the (poor) norm for New Haven. The snow hasn't (yet) started, so can we please get it back for a few more weeks. Some targeted traffic enforcement here would be a welcome surprise, too!
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  • 160 Pearl Street New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock
    The dedicated pedestrian walkway behind the new SOM building spills right out into the middle of Pearl Street here with no signage of any kind. The demarcation is so unclear that most pedestrians seem oblivious and keep walking down the middle of the active roadway. There are multiple ways this could be made safer, but as a start I'd like to see signs facing northwest toward Evans Hall for pedestrians descending the narrow dedicated path towards Pearl, Lincoln, and Orange Streets warning them about the transition from pedestrian walkway to city street.
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  • 136-150 Grove Street Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Downtown
    Where did the in street pedestrian sign go at Grove and Hillhouse? Please put it back!
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  • 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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