Carriage Drive & Lauppe Lane Safe Schools Corridor Plan


Public Engagement Opportunities: 

The city will host a pop-up event on Wednesday November 13, 2019, at Mesa Verde High School during pick-up times to receive feedback from students and parents. 

There will be several upcoming opportunities to provide your observations, feedback, and other information on this project.  Please see the attached fliers for more information:




After feedback on the existing conditions is received from the community, the city will provide a summary of all comments. This feedback summary will be the basis for developing conceptual designs and alternatives for the project corridor. Another wave of community outreach will then be conducted to receive feedback on the proposed concepts.

Project Status:

This project began in March 2019, and public engagement is underway. The first open house was hosted September 24, 2019. An online survey was available from September 24 through October 25 to collect feedback from those who couldn't attend the first open house. 


General Services Department, (916) 727-4770

Page last updated November 7, 2019

Project Description:

Over the past three years, the three schools located along the Carriage Drive/Lauppe Lane corridor have experienced a 25% enrollment increase and the large majority of students arrive to school in cars.  The increase in enrollment has contributed to already high peak vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and parking demands, increased vehicular speeds, midblock and uncontrolled pedestrian crossings, and school ingress and egress concerns.

The project will evaluate the Carriage Drive and Lauppe Lane corridor and on-site school circulation to identify appropriate, cost-effective measures to mitigate deficiencies. The scope of this project includes community engagement to identify community based solutions and will tailor the ultimate design to the needs and desires of both the residential and school communities.  Once complete, the Plan will be used to seek final design and construction funding.