CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral school is addressing concerns over congestion. WINK News has told you before about the Pelican Elementary School student drop-off and pick-up problems.
Everyday without fail, starting at 1:30 p.m., Ken Jaros gets to look at at a "parade" sitting outside his house near Pelican Elementary.
"One seventh of a mile lane of traffic that is parking on the street," he said.
Both lanes of traffic going one direction. If an emergency vehicle is needed at the school or for one of my neighbors down the road, it would delay the response time," Jaros said.
He says this line started last December when the school implemented a one-way in, one-way out child pick-up procedure.
There's also concerns about congestion in the morning. This year, the school's new principal Edwin Carter is taking action.
Last week, the school changed its child drop-off procedure by adding another entrance in the north parking lot.
"We have two ways to come in now, where they're getting to school on time. They are able to still eat breakfast, and more importantly they're able to be in class for instructional time," said Principal Carter.
In the afternoon, the route is still one-way in, one-way out. "It's rediculous," said one driver.
But the school did add more student pick up stations to move the line of cars along.
The school's principal tells WINK News he eventually wants to add a second location to the afternoon pick-up. He hopes that will cut down on congestion near people's homes.