Parking and driving your student to school...
Over the last few years, congestion and our daily commutes to work have become more arduous and time consuming. We are increasingly aware of the traffic challenges that we face during the before school drop-offs and the after-school pickups. Last school year we had some complaints about drivers from neighbours, concerned parents & students alike. We need the entire Carisbrooke community to review the parking guidelines for Carisbrooke Road & St. Kilda Avenue:
- do not use driveways to turn around
- do not block driveways
- park facing the correct way
Please do not park or stop in the yellow zones for any reason. When you stop in these areas, you are compromising the sight lines of drivers and the safety of the children coming to and from school. Stopping in a yellow zone is also a bylaw violation, and an enforcement officer will ticket you if one is present.
Student Drop Off Zone
***this area has become increasingly congested, and it is causing quite the traffic jam in the morning***
- This area should have a continuously moving stream of cars.
- Cars should never park in the drop off zone.
- Parents should never leave their vehicle.
- This area is a “kiss & go” zone.
- If your child requires assistance leaving the vehicle, please choose to park in one of the designated areas, and avoid using the student drop off zone.
DNV Bylaws state you can receive a ticket if for parking too close to:
- an intersection or corner (11 meters required)
- a stop sign or crosswalk (6 meters required)
- a fire hydrant (5 meters required)
- a driveway (2 meters required)
- a lane (3 meters required)
We understand many of us are on the way to our places of employment and try to minimize our time dropping our children, but failing to obey the parking and traffic bylaws are resulting in complaints from the residents around Carisbrooke, and we do not want to see anyone harmed just to save a few minutes. Complaints by the residents have drawn the attention of bylaw enforcement, and Carisbrooke is now in the rotation of schools they will visit to observe and will issue tickets for any infractions they witness. Several parents received warnings, and others received summonses last year and you should expect to see both Bylaw Enforcement and RCMP monitoring both parking and vehicle movement throughout the year.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.