We have been working with the City of Pleasanton to reduce unsafe traffic conditions associated with the drop-off and pick-up of students at Valley View Elementary School. Our joint efforts are part of “Rides to School,” the Pleasanton School Traffic Calming Program. The following procedures go into effect the first day of school.
The primary unloading/loading areas is within the parking lot; refer to the circulation map located on the next page. Parents, staff and traffic monitors will be available at the beginning of the school year to orient new parents to the operation. Vehicles enter the loop from the southern driveway located on Adams Way.
The drop-off area consists of two lanes at the entrance, with a third lane added shortly after. The lane closest to the center parking area is used to leave the parking lot area only and is posted “no stopping”. The center lane is used to access available curbside loading area. The curb lane is the only lane that should be used for loading and unloading. Students should never unload from the middle lane.
After entering the driveway, vehicles continue around the loop in the center lane to an available curbside loading area. Staff/Parent volunteers will help in finding available space as it is often difficult to know if space exists further up the loading area. Staff/Parent volunteers also will assist with the loading and unloading for students to expedite the process. Parents need to stay in the vehicle to reduce the time occupying the loading area. After unloading or loading of passengers, vehicles are able to pull out into the “no stopping” lane and exit the loop. The back parking lot is designated for staff only. Loading and unloading of students is not permitted in this area. Two lanes exist at the egress of the loop. The left lane is for left turn exit traffic only. During the hours posted, left turns are prohibited.
Please remember that although your child is safely inside the school or in the vehicle, many other students are still walking around and cautious driving is needed at all times. We will be monitoring these procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of reducing traffic congestion while ensuring optimum safety for our students. Thank you for your cooperation and please drive safe!