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
✦ 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.
✦ 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