Traffic Solutions

PTA has coordinated with Mrs. Dean, City Traffic Engineer and City Police to coordinate an effort to assist in alleviating the traffic at Earhart

PTA is working and several alternatives including:

Parent Ambassador Program to assist with drop-off
Additional signage re parking rules
Modifications to the parking lot lanes
Potential change in crosswalk location
Communication and outreach to parents, outside programs and AUSD re use of the lot

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Details on Traffic Solutions

Traffic Congestion

Existing Conditions:

645 students getting picked up and dropped off at the same time
Many modes of transportation including vehicles, bikes, pedestrian, strollers, etc.
Handicap drop zone in parking lot
White zone in school parking lot
White zone on Packet Landing
One way in and one way out of Packet Landing
Two crossing guards at main intersection, paid for by City of Alameda Police Department
Signalized Intersection at Packet Landing and Robert Davey Jr.

Traffic Impacts:

Congestion during drop-off and pick-up
School lot white zone and Packet Landing white zone being utilized for parents to sometimes park and walk child in or wait while child walks in
District vehicles parking in school white zone during peak times
Afterschool programs parking in Packet Landing white zone during peak times
Afterschool programs parking in kindergarten white zone during peak times
Parents parking in staff parking spaces

Walking School Bus

Did you know it only takes 15 minutes to walk from Safeway at Harbor Bay Shopping Center to Earhart School? That's better than sitting in traffic!
Bay Farm has wonderful pedestrian and bike paths to school.
Official Walk & Roll to School Day is coming up on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017.
See map for meeting points & routes

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