Watch area for bicycle-related issues in the Hartford area.
On Rt. (State Highway) 32 At The Bottom Of Coventry Rd Mansfeild Center, CT - Tolland County
There is 1"-2" buildup of sand washed onto route 32 at the bottom of Coventry Road. any child on a bicycle or any motorcycle turning onto or exiting Coventry Rd. is in extreme danger of loseing control at this intersection. It was cleaned up once but it desperetly needs to be done again before someone looses a life.
This is an update to my original report. As of 07/15/2011 this matter seems to have been ignored. The highway Dept. in Bolton is responsable for this strech of highway. It is in Mansfield Center.
East St Middletown, CT 06457 - Middletown
Speed of traffic is a problem for residents and walkers. Route 217 is a State road and goes through a residential area. There is a high density of Middletown residents living off of Route 217 and with the recent addition of a 55 and over residential housing development this further adds more people to the density of this area. We need sidewalks to allow people to walk and ride bikes as well as traffic signs to break up flow of traffic to reduce speed. Sidewalks would also help to further develop a neighborhood atmosphere .
Pratt St Hartford, CT - Downtown
There is no bike parking on Pratt Street, even though its our city's most dense street. Let's not add just one bike rack, but a whole stable of racks so that more people will want to bike to the shops and restaurants on Pratt. New Haven just added a bike corral, let's do it too. http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/bike_corral_debuts_downtown/
Hawthorn Street Hartford, Connecticut - Asylum Hill
Several non-standard grates with long slots in the direction of traffic flow were installed into replacement storm drains.
Just waiting for an unsuspecting cyclist to get a front wheel caught and break their neck. There are standards in place for a reason. Whoever the contractor is, doesn't know what they are doing if they don't know the standards.
1-39 Hawthorn Street Hartford, Connecticut - Asylum Hill
Several months ago I reported that dangerous storm grates were being installed as part of the road construction associated with Fastrak station. It appears that the same style of grates continues to be installed. The grates have long slots parallel to the direction of travel and could cause a catastrophic bicycle crash. This style of storm grate has been phased out for obvious safety and liability reasons.
Curious how the contractor has managed to not correct this issue, particularly with design standards and a previous SeeClickFix report. The CT Fastrak project is clearly intended to serve more than car drivers, and I would expect the road projects adjacent to the stations to have special attention paid to "Complete Streets" design tenets.
Goodwin Park Road Hartford, Connecticut - South End
Happy to see that the concrete barriers were moved back into place on the Goodwin Park Road. Reflectors have been placed on the 'outside' of the southernmost concrete blocks so that they could be seen at night when a light is shined on them. These blocks need reflectors on both sides so that cyclists using the park in the twilight and evening hours can see them from both sides.
There have been cases of people on bikes getting severely injured by unmarked (unreflectored) bollards and barriers like this and I'm afraid it leaves the city open the risk of being sued.
Image is of the 'backside' of the southernmost concrete barriers.
480-492 Ridgewood Rd Middletown, CT 06457, USA - Middletown
Cars and buses routinely travel down Ridgewood at speeds in excess of 50 mph. Some of the biggest offenders are the city buses and the school buses. A stop sign at the corner of Mile Ln and Ridgewood Rd would help to slow down traffic. Many people bike, jog and walk down Ridgewood..it's only a matter of time until someone gets seriously injured or killed.
Sam Street Enfield, Connecticut - polytest
There are many pot holes in this neighborhood. We have them repaired and within a week they are falling apart again. There are huge rocks all over which get kicked up by cars. My children are not safe if they ride bikes or walk. I have many images.
Interstate 291 Bike Route South Windsor, CT 06074, USA - South Windsor
Rode this bike route for the first time yesterday and was disappointed to see it overgrown. It is in desperate need of a weed whacker! From Main St South Windsor to Windsor Meadows State Park. Please address this issue so more people can enjoy this bike trail. Thanks!