City of Lincoln
2007 Media Releases
With school beginning Monday, August 20, Mayor Chris Beutler and Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) Superintendent Susan Gourley today reminded residents that all of us have a role to play in getting students to and from school safely. Two special efforts are planned:
“I am pleased that City departments work closely with our public and private schools to develop pick-up and drop-off plans and recommended walking routes to keep our kids safe,” said Beutler. “I urge families to stress the importance of safety with their children, and I urge motorists to be especially alert in school areas.”
“While parents have the primary role in getting children to and from school safely, it’s up to all of us to drive carefully,” said Gourley. “We appreciate the cooperation of the City in helping to establish an orderly traffic flow around schools and to develop walking routes that have traffic signals and marked crosswalks.”
Pedestrians are encouraged to walk, not run, when crossing streets. Motorists are encouraged to pay attention to the signage in school areas. (A list follows this release).
The voluntary one-way pick-up and drop-off driving plans and recommended walking routes are available from school principals; the LPS Web site at lps.org; and the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: schools). If a plan has not been developed for your school, please contact the principal.
LPD has a “no tolerance” policy for enforcing the 25 mph school speed zones, and fines are doubled for speeding in these zones. The fines (not including court costs) for speeding in a 25 mph school speed zone are:
No Parking 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. School Days Loading Zone
No Parking 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. School Days Bus Zone
No Stopping Anytime
No Stopping 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. School Days or No Stopping 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. School Days
Authorized School Crossing