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.
Valley View Lane Vernon Rockville, CT 06066, USA - Vernon
This street is a small no outlet street. A wonderful neighborhood to raise children. But please don't go out for walks at dinner time or later. Lots of people speed around the circle. My family and I have almost been hit 3 different times! Once my Husband stopped the man that came only inches from hitting us. This person had been drinking!! In all honesty, if we hadn't moved quickly, us or one of our 3 children would have been hit. The speed limit is 25. Very quiet neighborhood but lots of speeding cars!! Peterson Rd. which Valley View is off of is also an issue with speeding. It's a long road with only a stop sign at the very end. There are sidewalks on Peterson however. Thank goodness. I worry about all the kids walking to & from school. I've reported this speeding to the police station to no avail. I want to feel safe while walking or riding bikes with me children!
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.
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.
Franklin St And Center St Torrington, Ct - Torrington
A daily occurance! Drivers speed on these streets way above the 25 MPH posted limit. 1 driver reved the cars engine while behind a child on a bike that was crossing the street. I have posted license plates on the RC and will continue to post them again if the cops can't be bothered to enforce the laws. These streets have alot of kids on them that play outside. Barely safe enough to walk your dogs outside on the sidewalk.
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!