Northside parents worry drivers can't see this Parker Woods school zone
Drivers moving along Pullan Avenue in Northside might not know they're traveling less than a quarter-mile from a neighborhood elementary school, and some residents are worried for students' safety. "Nobody knows it's up there if they're not from the neighborhood," said Sue Wilke with the Northside Community Council. Wilke's talking about Parker Woods Montessori School, which sits atop a hill between Parker Woods Nature Preserve and Langland Street and Beech Hill Avenue. Pullan runs less than 1,000 feet from the school's entrance, and parents and school buses must use it to get there. That's a problem, Wilke said, because -- beyond accessing Parker Woods Montessori -- drivers often use Pullan Avenue as a cut-through to get between Hamilton and Dane avenues, two of the neighborhood's busiest roads.