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Curb Management

Stories about technology for curb management, including parking, payments, reservations, dynamic pricing, sensors and data analytics.

The city will work with technology company Populus and an urban design firm to digitize its streetscape. It’s part of a project known as The Curb Reimagined, which will create a real-time, digital city map.
Curb management is one of the latest areas the New York City Transit Tech Lab wants to explore as it opens its new call for applications to enter the lab’s sixth challenge event urging early growth stage companies to apply.
The digital curb management project in Seattle marks one of the city’s first steps toward fully modernizing how curbs are managed, given the widening demands on these spaces by commercial fleets and conventional parking.
The city's Department of Transportation is considering a rule change that would allow for the use of electric cargo-bike delivery vehicles. Experts say the vehicles often perform better than their gas-powered counterparts in urban settings.
In a sign of yet another demand placed on already busy curbs, officials at the recent CoMotion Miami conference weighed in on the placement of urban EV chargers. Spoiler alert: they don’t like the idea of a single-use curbside.
Peachtree Corners, Ga., is partnering with Smartmile, the maker of technology that helps to integrate retailers and delivery services into smart lockers, to streamline parcel deliveries and free up the increasingly crowded curbside.
A mode shift toward more sustainable transportation like micromobility and transit will take more than an app. It will require a reimagining of cities and how transportation infrastructure is prioritized.
More than 380 loading zones in Oakland will be turned into smart zones, allowing for commercial fleets — like parcel and other deliveries — to seamlessly park and pay by the minute.
The smart management and analysis of micromobility data is part of making the devices integrated pieces of the larger transportation ecosystem and vision, experts say. In Chicago, Populus will help manage this data effort.
The Curb Data Specification was developed among dozens of leaders from tech, transit, transportation, delivery and other areas to establish a set of common specifications to guide deployment and operation of digital curb management systems.