Access via Craigside Drive will be restricted
The Haldane school district plans to experiment with a new traffic pattern on campus in the fall.
The change is the result of discussions with the Cold Spring police and fire departments about cars parked in the circle at the center of campus, which has a fire lane. School officials said that in two cases where the fire department was called to the school during the morning rush, first responders were slowed by traffic as parents and buses dropped off students.
During the pilot program, access to campus via Craigside Drive will be restricted to teachers, staff and buses. Parents will enter via the Cedar Street Spur for drop off and pick up and loop around to exit onto Mountain Avenue. Cars will no longer be allowed to park in the circle during the day.Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a donation to support our work. Even $5 a month, charged automatically to your credit card, would be terrific. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.