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Traffic outside middle school flowing more smoothly after redesign

At O'Rourke Middle School, Lakehill Road, Burnt Hills, efforts are being made to make the dropoff process safer and more efficient. Here students are dropped off by their parents on Wednesday morning.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
At O'Rourke Middle School, Lakehill Road, Burnt Hills, efforts are being made to make the dropoff process safer and more efficient. Here students are dropped off by their parents on Wednesday morning.
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The area where parents dropped off their children at O’Rourke Middle School used to be something of a free-for-all. One mother once waited for five minutes at a traffic light a half-mile from the school because the cars were so backed up. Other parents would get frustrated with the traffic backlog in front of the school and pull into parking spaces, where students darted between stopped cars to get to the entrance. “We’ve had a ...

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rlcrowe
May 2, 2013
11:27 a.m.

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Wondering if the school district is going to look at the high school traffic pattern since Lake Hill Road is backed up between 7 and 8:30 in the morning and they do have another entrance off of Kingsley Road.

robbump
May 2, 2013
3:10 p.m.

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>Don't school district taxpayers already pay for a fleet of buses to bring kids to school?
>If the Saratoga school district was able to successfully prohibit a kid from bicycling to school EVEN WITH HIS MOTHER then the BHBL district should be able to prohibit kids from arriving by private vehicle as well.
>Parents, "concerned for their OWN kids' safety", are one of the biggest risk to the kids of all OTHER kids arriving at the school. Only allow buses and staff cars onto school property.

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