Hausladen Testifies For Safer Streets

by Staff | Feb 23, 2017 7:58 am | Comments (6)

On Wednesday, New Haven Director of Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking Doug Hausladen testified at a hearing of the state legislature’s Transportation Committee on three bills that have ramifications for the city.

The first, a House bill introduced by State Rep. Roland Lemar and other members of the New Haven delegation, would modify guidelines for urban street designs “to improve the safety, economic life and vibrancy of urban streets.” Specifically, that means new uses of parking spots, rules for one-way intersections, lower speed limits, and handicap accessibility concerns.

The second, a Senate bill proposed by Stanford State Sen. Carlo Leone, would increase the fees remitted to municipalities — as in, directly to New Haven — for moving (i.e. driving) violations like running stop signs. 

The third is intended to increase safety at pedestrian crosswalks.

Following are his testimonies.

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Dorsey Plows Through

by Lucy Gellman | Feb 10, 2017 8:16 am | Comments (5)

Lucy Gellman Photo Honking his horn once, Lynwood Dorsey came to a stop on Frances Hunter Drive and rolled down his truck window. On the other side, a woman with a snow shovel, long skirt, boots and hat took a break and put a hand on her hip.

“Please don’t shovel snow into the street,” Dorsey implored, the slightest edge to his voice. He’s been up since 4 a.m. and on the roads since 5. He needed to clear the street.

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