Why won’t the bus come into our cul-de-sac?
• Once again, there are several reasons for this:
• Efficiency is paramount to our transportation system.
• Entering each cul-de-sac adds significant time to a route. Time the driver and students do not have. Minimizing bus stops reduces costs for fuel as well as wear and tear on the buses.
• Many cul-de-sacs are not designed for large vehicle. A full-sized bus needs at least 115 feet to safely turn and most cul-de-sacs are 90 feet wide.
• Backing a school bus is a dangerous maneuver and not recommended by the Minnesota State Highway Patrol.
• Many neighborhoods use the cul-de-sac as an extension of their yards. We do not want the driver to have to navigate parked cars, basketball hoops, boat trailers, and children's toys.