14 VotesFix it! Voted!165 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT
Since the new School of Management building opened, there have been increased and routine car/bike/pedestrian conflicts, especially during morning rush hour, evening rush hour lunch hours, and periodically with class times . The signaled pedestrian phase is helpful but many problems at the intersection remain. Problems include:
A. Frequent pedestrian crossing against signal into fast-moving traffic
B. Illegal right turns against the light from Sachem to Whitney, endangering pedestrians
C. Inadequate bike parking (<10 spots); bikes are affixed to street signs and sometimes interfere with vehicle lanes on Whitney.
D. Pedestrian/bike conflicts; new bike path to Pearl St requires riders to use sidewalk for ~30ft stretch, most do not dismount.
E. Elementary school groups visiting Peabody often crowd the northwest corner and endanger children, especially when school buses are parked on Sachem.
This problem extends the existing pedestrian/car conflicts south of Trumbull (e.g. 55 Whitney). Traffic calming seems to be increasingly importantly along this stretch.
Whitney is narrow and fast at that intersection, so bump-outs are not feasible. Solutions could include:
A. Better defined pedestrian crosswalks (like Chapel/York)
B. Traffic calming measures north of intersection, like "Reduce Speed Ahead" signage
C. Enforcement of no-right-turn-on-red rules
D. Increased bike parking at School of Management
E. Segregate bike path from footpath
F. Require alternative parking for school groups at Peabody, possibly in the Humphrey lot.
I'm not sure refuge islands are possible along Whitney, but they would usefully signal to southbound traffic that Whitney is becoming increasingly pedestrian-heavy.
140-190 Crown Street New Haven, Connecticut
THERE IS A SINKHOLE ON CROWN STREET AT THE INTERSECTION OF CHURCH STREET -- SOUTHWEST CORNER. It is in Crown Street -- the right turn lane to go south on Church -- just outside the entrance doors to Gateway Community College. We've had major auto damages as a result.
199 George Street New Haven, Connecticut
One of the many aspects of poor-planning that went into the Gateway Community College downtown is that there is no pull-in spot on George St. for the My Ride/Greater New Haven Transit shuttle at Gateway Community College. This causes a MASSIVE traffic jam at rush-hour when this bus parks illegally in the right-turn lane on George St [just before Church St]. It would be rather simple to reduce the sidewalk width here to allow for a pull-in spot for this bus, right in front of the school’s George St. entrance. This still would allow adequate sidewalk width for pedestrians here.
Pierpont/Grand Ave/ Ferry St/Chapel St/Blachley St New Haven, Connecticut
Fair haven streets are filthy littered . Grand ave and east pearl st parking is heavy littered with bulk also & overgrown grass .
WHY ARE THE STREETS NOT BEING SWEPT EVERY 2 WEEKS LIKE IT SHOULD SPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER
- Acknowledged by: City Of New Haven
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13 VotesFix it! Voted!Prospect And Sachem New Haven, CT
I watched the Yale Police aggressively enforce bicycle traffic violations all summer. Now that Yale is back I see bicycles everywhere going thru red lights, cutting off pedestrians in cross walks and more. Once in a while I see a rider obeying the law. I actually had a Yale student say "are you serious" when I told them they were supposed to stop at a red light. I won't repeat what they said when I replied yes.
Can anyone address Yale about promoting bicycle safety? Also why can't the Yale PD continue their enforcement thru the year or do they reserve summer time for going after Townies??
4 VotesFix it! Voted!61 Lake Place New Haven, Connecticut
This building has rubbish on the side walk, glass, rotting food, recycling, furniture and others on a weekly basis preventing people from using the side walk. It is unsanitary and unsafe. Please, can you have the owner ensure rubbish is cleaned and removed regularly. Please visit the site to see how bad it is.