Saturday, August 11, 2007
Gorman is gone to Summerlin, along with all the students and their cars. But the School District has bought it, and it's going to be a magnet school for 9th graders, all of whom will be bused to school.
Someone at the school district decided (with zero consultation with the city or with traffic engineering) to have ALL the buses enter and exit the old student parking lot from Oakey.
The gate on Oakey is only about 50 feet from the light, it's only 3 lanes wide altogether, and it's GOING TO BE A NIGHTMARE. (or at least a morning and afternoon mare)
The school district folks and Gary Reese, and Chris G and the traffic engineers all met on Thursday morning to address concerns.
CCSD has agreed to put another gate onto 11th street, and to pay for creating a left only lane at Oakey going east, and there's pressure on them to build a walk way over Maryland Parkway to keep the kids from having to cross a 6 lane main drag.
They're going to reassess after 2 weeks of school and see what's not working and what is.
If you have comments or suggestions, I suggest we email them to Gary Reese, the ward 3 councilman.