Yale Graduate Student Assembly proposes infrastructure improvements to increase bicycle safety

Nov 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Bicycling, Transportation

The Yale Graduate Student Assembly, an elected body that represents the University’s approximately 3000 graduate students, is interested in increasing the safety of transportation to and around the Yale campus for all road users.

This document was modeled on the Elm city Cycling 2010 bike plan for New Haven and focuses on improvements to and through the Yale Campus.

Feedback on this plan is welcomed: email, patrina.pellett@yale.edu and daniel.spakowicz@gmail.com.

This will be on the agenda for the ECC’s Nov. 19 meeting at City Hall; please attend if you would prefer to discuss this in person. We also intend to present this to several organizations and offices around Yale to attempt to gain consensus for the plan before ultimately bringing it to the New Haven Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking.

To this end, we propose the following infrastructure improvements to the streets that connect campus, focusing on road sharing for bicycles.

  1. Creation of two cycletracks, generating a North to South connection on College/Prospect Streets and an East to West connection on Elm St.;
  2. Creation of bike lanes along York, Chapel and Grove Streets;
  3. Conversion of Chapel and Grove Streets to two-way travel for all road users;
  4. Addition of signage along Ashmun and Canal Streets.
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