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District 5 - Hill North
College And North Frontage Intersection New Haven, CT - Town_Green
Cars coming out of Route 34 ramp routinely drive through red lights in the morning hours, despite the green light for cars coming up College and the walk signals at the pedestrian crossing. Cameras or police car to help ticket for such behavior would be extremely helpful!
South Frontage Road New Haven, Connecticut - Dwight
Cars on S. Frontage that go straight through the intersection consistently block the intersection during the all-phase pedestrian crossing during rush hour. This forces peds who want to cross S. Frontage to weave in-between cars, hoping that when the traffic on S. Frontage suddenly starts moving the cars in the intersection will not squash them. I have seen numerous close calls where the driver blocking the intersection/crosswalk starts to drive (during the ped crossing phase) headless of pedestrians trying to cross.
Can we get some traffic enforcement in this area? There is a usually a cop not 30 feet away who makes sure cars can safely exit the parking garage onto S. Frontage - where is the same concern about pedestrian safety?
220 S Frontage Rd New Haven, CT - Yale University Campus
Every Wednesday, I go to the train station a bit before 12noon. When I drive on SOUTH FRONTAGE road, between York and College Street, as I pass the Child Study Center, I come upon many police cars parked ON SOUTH FRONTAGE, both sides of the street. Obviously, they have a regular meeting at the Child Study Center, which is laudable, but it is absolutely an obstacle course as 4 lanes are narrowed to 2 bc of the illegal cops' parking and it is dangerous. I have worked at the medical campus for over 20 years, doing laudable things too and have to come and go multiple times in a day and I know there is little parking. As a student with no money, I used to park many blocks away in the Hill and walk through the streets littered with crack and heroin bags. My car was regularly broken into, the radio ripped from the dash until I stopped replacing it, etc. How I would have loved to just park on SOUTH FRONTAGE Road! I now pay a significant amount to buy a parking space in a Yale-owned garage. Sometimes that means a 10-15 min walk each way from my garage to my meeting place, just for a one hour meeting. I can not just park my car on SOUTH FRONTAGE Road bc I do not want to walk a long distance. It is dangerous to park on SOUTH FRONTAGE, which is why neither my fellow Yale employees nor I can park there. Officers, even if it is a one hour meeting and you are on the job, please find LEGAL and SAFE parking places somewhere. The Air rights garage is directly across from the Child Study Center - this would give officers easy access to their vehicles in case of emergency (the ground level is largely vacant of cars).
240 Cedar Street New Haven, Connecticut - Hill
The Marchigian Club, as an organization, have consistently been terrible neighbors. The building sits dark and quiet most of the year, though they seem to run a business renting parking across from the Yale School of Nursing, and to hold the occasional fraternal event inside.
A few points:
- The sidewalk out front is always strewn with trash, which accumulate in an unkept strip of grass.
- They do not keep up with foliage on their property which over-grow to the sidewalk (at the moment, the sidewalk is entirely impassable due to a bush growing through their fence.)
- They are always slow to clean the snow from the walk, and when they do, they clear the gravel from their parking lot into the street, and in a pile on the sidewalk across the street.
- At the times they do hold an event, the police who attend park on the sidewalks, double-park, and generally act recklessly with their vehicles.
I am not sure who to direct this to, but for anyone representing the city, please see that the Club is made aware of these offences and that they are made to accord to all the standards of those they share the neighborhood with (maybe don't use Yale Nursing as an example, though.)
733 Howard Ave New Haven, CT 06519 - Yale University Campus
The entirety of Howard Ave below Frontage Road on the way through the Hill is incredibly unsafe for cyclists. Motorists speed, fail to stop at red lights, throw trash onto the road. The entire right lane is made of potholes! This whole lane should be repaved.
And what of these rumors that the city has promised to create a bike lane on Howard Ave? Many cyclists as well as drivers use this road on their daily commute, and yet it looks like it hasn't been repaired in many long years.
Please fix the potholes! Please consider striping a bike lane! Please find ways to get motorists to slow down! Please clean up the heavily littered road (I've seen hypodermic needles lying in the gutter)!
20 York And Cedar Street New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Yale University Campus
Why aren't the no smoking signs enforced? Everyone just lights up at this corner and you navigate a sea of smoke to walk thru. I'd hate to be a patietn there with an allergy when employees and visitors just stand there and light up. No police enforcement by NH or Yale. so why bother with the signs
York And South Frontage - Yale University Campus
Cars on Frontage routinely run the red light at high speed We need a camera that identifies them and sends tickets to their owners, or an officer that tickets them on the spot. This should pay for itself in a few weeks and would make us all safer.
3 Church Street New Haven, CT 06510, USA - Town_Green
The "curb return radius" has been changed here so that vehicles exiting Route 34 at Church Street can turn right onto Church at speeds of 40 miles per hour. Previously, drivers had to slow down to make the turn. The wider turn is exceedingly dangerous to pedestrians and would never be allowed in most cities. Additionally, crossing width has increased. Many children and families from the Hill neighborhood cross here daily,
and one is almost certain to be killed within weeks of this new configuration becoming fully open to vehicles entering downtown. ConnDOT needs to immediately square off the corner to prevent this from happening. -comment submitted by Traffic Engineer
220 South Frontage Road New Haven, CT - Yale University Campus
For years Yale service vehicles and external delivery trucks have used the *only* sidewalk available for pedestrians outside of 220 Frontage. Recently the problem has gotten worse, with vehicles staying there for long portions of time (today there was a vehicle that blocked the entire sidewalk for at least 6 hours). This becomes more of a problem in winter, where the grassy patch is iced over and unwalkable, and the road also has dangerous ice. People also should not have to dodge speeding traffic by the highway onramp when walking in the street to go around these vehicles!
599-607 Congress Ave New Haven, CT 06519, USA - Hill
At this intersection there is a school, a very busy Chinese greasy spoon, a police substation and a grocery store. I watched a group of kids coming from the store and heading to the playground behind the school stand for 5 minutes waiting to cross until they finally stepped out into traffic forcing the cars to stop or hit them.