Post Number: 24
|Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 10:58 am: |
Can anything be done about the traffic backups (at least twice a day) on Red Cedar? There is a new Early Childhood development school that just opened and twice a day the people picking up/dropping off park along the street on Red Cedar at the stop sign intersection of Red Cedar and Oakleaf causing traffic to have to drive in the oncoming lane to go around and through the intersection, blocking the alley/driveways and fire hydrants.
Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
Post Number: 449
|Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 11:03 am: |
Personnel went and met with the school staff. Every child that attends the center is dropped off from a vehicle. With that volume, I'm not sure how to alleviate congestion. The same type of issues exist at a number of schools, however, its for a limited duration of time.
Joel Fitts, Senior Traffic Engineer
Post Number: 53
|Posted on Friday, September 04, 2009 - 11:10 am: |
The Traffic Engineering Division has met with FISD representatives about this issue. The school expected the majority of students to arrive at the Early Childhood School by bus, but it turns out that a lot more parents are driving to the school to drop-off and pick-up. The good news is that they expect the number of parents driving to decrease over time as parents get used to the school and the bussing program.
Even so, we have arranged to observe the operations of the school with them and make suggestions on how they might be able to reorganize bus and parent circulation patterns to reduce congestion on Red Cedar. However, as the Chief said, every school causes some short-term congestion on nearby streets that will never completely be eliminated. (As long as people are in their vehicles waiting in the line, they can move out of the way if an emergency arises.)
Senior Traffic Engineer