GIS Assists in Planning Student Drop Off


It is that time of year again, there is crispness to the air, the
leaves are changing, and school parking lots become traffic jammed with
parents eager to once again sow the seeds of knowledge in their child’s
minds. If not properly planned these school parking lots can become
chaotic and very dangerous for both parents dropping off their children
and for the children making their way across the parking lot. A number
of schools in the Village have teamed up with Mike O’Hern of the Tinley
Park Police Department and using GIS have created traffic plans for
parents dropping off students.

These plans are then mailed to parents to inform them of the places
that are safest for their children as well as most convenient for the
parents to drop off the students. Along with the right tools and some
prior planning dropping off students daily has become an A+ experience.