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It’s Safer On The Bus

by Carl Jordan Castro | Nov 24, 2014 3:02 pm

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This article is part of a series on CT Transit buses written by Southern Connecticut State University journalism students in conjunction with the Independent.
As the sun began to set, Debbie Sholun leaned against the bus shelter at the corner of Skiff Street and Dixwell Avenue in Hamden with cigarette in hand. After a day of grocery shopping the New Haven native waited for the D bus, talking to two other women in the shelter as she flicked away the ashes at the end of her cigarette.

She said she quit driving, not because she’s too old, but because it would be safer.

“I have epilepsy and I took myself off the road,” said Sholun. “I had a seizure while I was driving and I could have killed somebody, so I was like ‘I just can’t do this anymore.’”

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“Accidental” Art Comes To Parking Garages

by Allan Appel | Nov 24, 2014 12:05 pm | Comments (9)

Allan Appel Photo Green, blue, tangerine, tomato red, lavender, pop out lime, and yellow. This spectrum of colors soon may be a well-recognized pattern in our town—and in that order, from bottom to top—as you ascend from level to level on all city parking garages.

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Complete Streets 2.0: “More Projects, Faster”

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 20, 2014 8:30 am | Comments (30)

Markeshia Ricks photo Imagine a narrower Church Street with shorter crosswalks and more space for people on foot. Imagine it with a dedicated bike lane separated from car traffic by planters—or less sightly low-cost “delineator tubes.” Imagine it not taking years to plan, more years to design, and tens of thousands of dollars to build.

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Sinkhole Repair Closes College Street

by Staff | Nov 19, 2014 4:29 pm

Construction on a vault at the intersection of College and Crown Streets will begin Thursday afternoon, after a water main break caused a sinkhole Monday morning.

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Quick Fixes Sought For “Calming” Fatal Road

by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 19, 2014 8:33 am | Comments (38)

Aliyya Swaby Photo John Pescatore offered one cheap and easy fix to slow cars speeding down Olive Street: Place fluorescent delineator tubes down a short section to shrink two lanes into one, forcing drivers to yield to cars going the opposite way.

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City Seeks $125K For “TOD” Planning

by Staff | Nov 19, 2014 6:45 am | Comments (2)

When 1,500 new apartments come to downtown and the western edge of Wooster Square, will the new people who live there drive around town? Or will they walk and bike?

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Common Complaints: Crowding, Inconvenience

by Alexander Roberts, Cristina D'Almeida, Ratasha Smith, Hannah Spreckley | Nov 18, 2014 11:46 am | Comments (3)

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Drop in on any bus in New Haven, Waterbury or Bridgeport, and you’ll hear many of the same complaints: Buses are crowded; schedules, inconvenient. And late buses cause commuting chaos.

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City Deemed Bike Haven, With Room To Improve

by Paul Bass | Nov 18, 2014 8:07 am | Comments (44)

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A national cyclist group has given New Haven a “bronze” star for its increasing bike-friendliness—while dangling suggestions for how to ascend to silver.

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Water Main Break Causes Sinkhole

by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 17, 2014 12:21 pm

Aliyya Swaby Photo A sinkhole caused officials to close the intersection of Crown and College Streets mid-morning Monday.

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New Haveners Commute In Style

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 17, 2014 12:11 pm | Comments (5)

Markeshia Ricks Photo A Mercedes-Benz pulled up to the commuter lot at 7:30 a.m. Thursday and whisked Michele Wetschko away—not to a concert or a black-tie dinner, but to work, nearly 50 miles away.

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