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Laurel Elementary School
Laurel Elementary School is a located in the San Mateo-Foster City School District. The school serves grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. OJ-LA in conjunction with Urban Rain Design provided design services for various site improvements such as safe crosswalks at two intersections, as well as various Low Impact Development renovations.
A corner parking lot has been retrofitted to handle stormwater runoff in rain gardens and flow through planters. Street improvements also contain planters that accept stormwater. In addition the school entry has been renovated with safer vehicular drop off situation with updated landscape improvements.
The National Safe Routes to School is a program that encourages students and parents to walk and ride bikes to school to promote health, build a sense of community, and reduce road congestion.