Vehicle access to Edward M. Felegy Elementary parking lot from Nicholson St before the start of next school year. During school drop off time (~7:30am) parents park and double park in the no stopping zones on Nicholson St to let their children out in order to enter the school. This blocks the entire roadway- sometimes in both directions- and causes other cars to swerve around them. Children and adults frequently cross outside of the crosswalk, which makes this situation all the more dangerous. I'm very worried that a child or adult will be injured and hoping that adding vehicle access to the school's parking lot could help prevent such a tragedy before it occurs. At the minimum, a crossing guard, school official, or police officer should be posted here at this busy time to ensure traffic laws are followed and students are able to enter school safely.

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Laura Reams admin about 1 month ago

Hi Rebecca, Thanks for sharing your comments. This has been a concern for the City too. City staff will be working over the summer with the Board of Education on solutions for improving pedestrian and vehicular safety in that area. We hope to have changes in place prior to the start of the school year in September.