Residents near Sabis International Charter School want drivers to slow down

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Neighborhood residents want cars to slow down near the SABIS International Charter School

At a meeting on Tuesday, some Springfield residents complained that parents speed through their busy streets after dropping off their children. One Sixteen Acres resident said the traffic situation is troubling.

Springfield City Councilors listened as neighborhood residents complained about the way parents drive through the area after dropping their kids off at SABIS. 

“Oh, it’s been going on since they first opened up the school,” said Beverly Verrier of Springfield. “You can’t even get into your driveway because they won’t stop, they just keep on going.” 

Verrier told 22News that people disregarded the original traffic pattern for drop off and pick up on June Street.  Instead, she said parents come in on Sunbrier Road, which causes congestion on top of parents speeding. 

“Some residents are also concerned about safety as busses frequent these streets and I know the roads themselves are not equip to handle them,” said Ward 5 Springfield City Councilor Marcus Williams, who represents the neighborhood.

City Councilors told 22News creating safe neighborhoods for all is their main priority, and said they are working with the Springfield Police Traffic Unit to resolve the issue. 

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