Child development center parking lot not to be used for garage access

On Monday, Sept. 21, the entrances and exits to the access road behind the Medical Campus garages along Duncan Avenue were modified to allow only right turns onto and from the access road. This change was made to facilitate a more continuous stream of traffic, especially during morning and afternoon rush.

On Tuesday morning, a steady flow of drivers northbound on Newstead Avenue turned left to cut through the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Child Development Center parking lot rather than proceed to the Duncan Avenue entrances. Parents have since expressed concern for the safety of their children after witnessing employees driving unnecessarily fast through the parking lot.

The child development center parking lot is not a thoroughfare for garage access. Using it as such compromises the safety of children and parents, so employees are asked not to drive through the lot to access the garages. Employees traveling north on Newstead can proceed north a half block to Duncan to access both garages.

Public safety officers will be on hand during morning peak to direct drivers.