Traffic in around schools is a constant issue. We are fortunate at PBSS that we have many exit points from the school due to being surrounded by 3 roads; however, there are a few issues I would like to bring to your attention in an aim to further develop a supportive and respectful school community.
To ensure the safety of our students I am currently working with the local police, Councillor McDonald and Michael Hart MP to increase signage and regular traffic patrols along Townson Avenue. Please note that all streets surrounding the school are 40km an hour zones from 7-9 am and again from 2- 4 pm.
1. FRONT GATE (Nineteenth Ave)
Please be aware this is a one minute drop off/ pick up zone. Parents are requested not to park in the drive through area, but rather park in the designated parks, or along Nineteenth Ave where permitted, if they need to spend time with their child on drop off/pick up.
The safe drop off place is at the front gate end of the drive through area. Parents are requested not to drop or pick up students at the Farmers Shed end of the drive through area as this blocks traffic along Nineteenth Ave which is causing traffic problems.
Additionally, when driving through the drop off/pick up area please be courteous to cars attempting to leave the parking bays.
Due to the safety of the students, parking in the staff carpark inside the school grounds is not permitted.
2. LIND ST (Back gate near C&K)
Please be aware of students crossing Lind St and/or the corner of Townson and Lind. This corner is very dangerous with the volume of traffic along Townson (often speeding) and the turning traffic on and off it into Lind. I have spoken to the students about crossing up near C&K.
The council and I are currently working together to assess the feasibility of a designated official crossing in this area. New and improved signage is also currently being investigated for this area.