|Recent news items from around New Haven:
Aldermen Review Benefits of Complete Streets Policy
This evening (8/20) at 5:30, the Board of Aldermen and City staff will discuss New Haven's Complete Streets Policy, including how the public makes requests for traffic safety improvements and how requests are tracked and evaluated. Please feel free to attend and/or encourage your Aldermen to do so.
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Members of Yale University Safety Committee Release Report on Most Dangerous Intersections Near Campus
Yale Campus Intersection Safety Report (click here to view)
This report, which follows on the recommendations contained within our 2009 report on Traffic Safety at Yale, was based on several years worth of walking observations by students, faculty, and staff of Yale University as well as other data collection. It will be of interest to those who spend time in or near Downtown and/or Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Elm City Cycling Withdraws Support from Route 34 Design
ECC, a nonprofit advocacy organization and one of the supporters of the Safe Streets Coalition, officially withdrew support for the current roadway designs in Downtown Crossing this month, claiming that the plan doesn't make the changes sought to improve safety on the roads for all drivers and other road users. Read the group's statement here:
Or, listen to a short radio interview here:
In addition to worries about safety, concerns about sidewalk widths are held by many residents and elected officials, with more than 400 residents signing a "Petition for a Walkable 100 College Street" requiring that... in the new development.
Addressing Illegal Dirt Bikes and Off-Road Vehicles
A group of residents is interested in addressing the issue of dirt bikes and other off-road vehicles being used illegally on our streets, sidewalks, and parks. No public meetings have been scheduled as of this moment, but if you would like to help to take the lead on organizing your neighborhood to address this issue, please email us at NewHavenSafeStreets@gmail.com for more information.
New Block Watch 9-39, at corner of Grand Avenue & Quinnipiac Avenue, holds 1st Meeting Tuesday August 21st, 6:30pm
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Amtrak 2040 high speed rail plan should not bypass Stamford, Bridgeport, and New Haven
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New Haven Safe Streets Petition Coordinators