O'Hara's Timberlane drive off limit for parking during the day
Fox Chapel Area High School students who drive to school and park along Timberlane Drive will be out of luck come September.
O'Hara Council established a No Parking Zone along the road, due in part to some residents' complaints and also because it created a hazard, said O'Hara Engineer Chuck Steinert.
The ordinance is effective 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
“All the kids were parking there and it became a safety issue,” Steinert said.
“In the afternoon, the school buses had a hard time getting through.”
The parking restriction is expected to ease traffic congestion on the road, which sits between the high school and O'Hara Elementary School.
District Coordinator of Communications Bonnie Berzonski said students who park on Timberland probably could not get a parking pass and don't want to ride the bus to the high school.
“We don't have parking passes for every student who wants one,” she said.
There are 420 available parking spaces at the high school, with more than half for administrators, staff and visitors.
The district issued 164 student parking passes this year. Priority is given to seniors, students enrolled in classes that are off-campus and students who work after school. Passes leftover are awarded by lottery.
The district's upcoming renovation plan will see a few additional spaces at the high school but leaders aren't certain how many.
There have been no traffic accidents or incidents like scraped cars that were a result of cars along Timberlane, “as far as we know of,” Berzonski said.
“We run multiple buses daily to the high school and we encourage students to ride the buses,” she said.
Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-782-2121, ext. 2 or at email@example.com.
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