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Lake Forest Park News

Posted on: August 30, 2023

Back to School on Wednesday, September 6, Means Student Pedestrian and Bicycle Traffic

Street Sign that reads school zone and shows two pedestrian figures walking

With the start of the school year on September 6, 2023, the City would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists that school zones and neighborhoods which may have been quiet for the summer will be busy with students walking and biking to school. Please make sure you slow down and stay alert.

Distracted driving is always dangerous, but it is especially so in and around school zones. Children are the least predictable pedestrians and the most difficult to see. Take extra care to look out for children not only in school zones, but also in residential areas, playgrounds, and parks.

The safety of our pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers is of paramount importance to the City of Lake Forest Park, and citizens are reminded that school zone cameras resume enforcement of the 20-mph school zone speed limit beginning September 6, 2023.

  • Take note that school zone cameras will be in operation from Monday to Friday, specifically during the hours of 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • With early release on Wednesdays, the camera times will be adjusted to 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Please drive safely and exercise caution in school zones and neighborhood areas where children and teenagers might be walking or bicycling. Please also anticipate some potential delays during the drop-off and pick-up times.