I’ve been a fan and user of SeeClickFix since it’s very early stages. I’ve been able to get street lights fixed, potholes filled, sidewalks cleaned up, in-road pedestrian signs posted, and snow removed from slippery sidewalks all by posting to SCF. It has dramatically improved my attitude about New Haven and made me a very happy resident, now that I have the power to communicate with my City staff and improve my neighborhood.
My favorite story however, may be that of a friend’s SCF post. He was sitting at an intersection one early summer day and several young men on ATVs raced through a red light and nearly caused an accident. On the spur of the moment he snapped a photo as they came through the clearly red light, and posted it on SCF. Within hours, there were dozens and then hundreds of comments detailing similar sightings, listing the location and description of the ATVs and riders. Within days there was a local news article and within a month the Chief of Police had mobilized a unit specifically to target the ATVs on city streets. Arrests were made, no one was injured, and the entire city spent a lovely summer without these dangerous vehicles on the road! From one picture, one post came a safer summer for everyone! Thank you SCF! You rock!