So, where are parents supposed to drop off their kids? Does a designated drop off and pick up zone exist? If so, is it large enough to accommodate the flow of traffic without it spilling onto Ross street? By not allowing people to stop on Ross street, where will most of the traffic end up stopping as a result? Will the new "no stopping" rule cause a larger problem somewhere else? So many "good" questions.....
No parking zone changed to no stopping across from middle school on Ross Street
Submitted by Howard Owens on October 13, 2012 - 12:09am
Officer Thad Mart points out to a parent a newly installed "No Stopping" sign installed on Ross Street across from Batavia Middle School.
Lt. Eugene Jankowski explained that parents parking across from the school on Ross are a traffic hazard. The street isn't wide enough to accommodate parking on both sides. The area had been posted no parking, but parents picking up their children would protest that they weren't parking, but just stopping. Now, no vehicles will be allowed to park or stop on this section of Ross during morning and afternoon school hours.
Officer Mart was assigned the duty today to ensure parents take note of the signs.
I just looked on Google maps and indeed, there's a drop off zone on the same side of the street as the school. Traffic will be forced to go around one of several blocks so that they can travel north on Ross street from east main street. We all know how heavy traffic is on main street so I'm curious as to what other traffic flow problems will result from not allowing cars to stop on the west side of Ross street for drop offs and pick ups. I'm guessing people will just stop farther down Ross street, north or south of the "no stopping" zone.
Why don't parents allow their children to ride a school bus? Then they won't be bitching about not being allowed to stop on Ross St.
There is also a drop off zone around the back of the building now that is designed for a quick in and out flow.
raymond has it right....put your kids on the school bus..we pay taxes for the bus,for the driver,for the scheduling and the maintenance of buses...so put your kids on the bus or let them walk to school.. start writing tickets officer,batavia needs cash.