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Agree 0 can these be fixed ASAP? There is also a big depression on Winthrop, just south of Edgewood, that needs to be filled.

This area is absolutely filthy. Saying that it drags the area down is an understatement.

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01-04-2012

I know someone who was badly injured here this past fall. It really needs to be fixed before someone is permanently incapacitated here.

Thanks!

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01-04-2012

Any actions on this?

Can the contractor be held liable to correct this?

I'd like to see this fixed

It would be great if more of the bus routes in the city were designed to reach the major downtown employment centers.

Since this may not be feasible, a downtown circulator streetcar with frequent headways would help achieve a more balanced system. People arriving to the Green from neighborhoods like Westville, Newhallville, and Fair Haven could hop the streetcar and take it down to the hospital or train station within minutes.

Good post. I've seen several people narrowly avoid being hit here. Visibility would help. The off ramp should also be reconfigured to require a slower exit.

Thanks for reporting! Has it been replaced?

Nothing has been done here - has someone put in a complete streets request? http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Engineering/completestreets.asp

Another solution besides speed humps or more costly changes like chicanes: This Image showing example of "temporary" curb extensions used widely in Europe and highly effective when the city budget can't support immediate changes. These last 5-10 years and are a fraction of the cost of permanent infrastructure, and if effective, can eventually be replaced by something nicer (like the bump out the city put in at the corner of Nash and Lawrence for example).

Another solution besides speed enforcement: This Image showing example of "temporary" curb extensions used widely in Europe and highly effective at reducing speeds and crashes when the city budget can't support immediate physical changes to the street geometry (eg roundabouts). These last 5-10 years and are a fraction of the cost of permanent infrastructure, and if effective, can eventually be replaced by something nicer (like the bump out the city put in at the corner of Nash and Lawrence for example).

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01-04-2012

Another solution besides stop signs: This Image showing example of "temporary" curb extensions used widely in Europe and highly effective when the city budget can't support immediate changes. These last 5-10 years and are a fraction of the cost of permanent infrastructure, and if effective, can eventually be replaced by something nicer (like the bump out the city put in at the corner of Nash and Lawrence for example). Stop signs have been shown to not make a huge impact in most instances.

Another solution besides speed humps: This Image showing example of "temporary" curb extensions used widely in Europe and highly effective when the city budget can't support immediate changes. These last 5-10 years and are a fraction of the cost of permanent infrastructure, and if effective, can eventually be replaced by something nicer (like the bump out the city put in at the corner of Nash and Lawrence for example).

This should remain open as speeding has not been addressed.

Image showing example of "temporary" curb extensions used widely in Europe and highly effective when the city budget can't support immediate changes. These last 5-10 years and are a fraction of the cost of permanent infrastructure, and if effective, can eventually be replaced by something nicer (like the bump out the city put in at the corner of Nash and Lawrence for example).

I agree this is a major problem, not just because of the ice but because the bridge ped crossing distances are far too long.

Winter is approaching again, and nothing has been done.