Member News: Introducing Curbway: New Digital Curb Management and Mobility Platform for Cities
As Cities Battle Over Curbside Usage, Curbway Brings “Air Traffic Control” To The Curb By Building A Comprehensive Curb Management Platform For Cities
New Orleans, LA – October 16, 2018 – Today Curbway announced the development of a comprehensive curb management platform that paves a realistic pathway for cities to control and manage their curbside assets. The platform serves as an intermediary between cities and their parking & enforcement vendors, delivery & shipping providers, TNCs, public transportation resources, and other emerging multi-modal mobility assets.
According to the International Parking Institute’s 2018 Emerging Trends in Parking Survey, the need for new curb management strategies was the top ranked emerging trend for parking and mobility professionals. In fact, the Trends report notes, “it’s all about the curb.”
From New York to Los Angeles, local curb usage laws vary widely and complaints about infrastructure strain and quality-of-life are mounting as demand for curb usage soars, triggered in part by ride and bike share providers, online deliveries, public safety issues and rising urban tourism.
Curbway will serve as the platform of record by centralizing and storing all rate, policy, and transactional data associated with the city’s curb use. This data is used by Curbway’s application modules to provide immediate opportunities for solving pain points in urban landscapes. As an example, Curbway’s mobile payment aggregator allows cities to enable their curbs to accept multiple payment providers and achieve higher adoption of mobile parking payments, a key step toward truly digitizing the curb. Curbway will also provide modules for cities to directly manage the growing influx of curb traffic associated with shared service providers and, eventually, autonomous vehicles.
Curbway’s key innovations that address core market challenges include:
- Mapping and digitizing city curb inventory and policies
- Making payments universal and cross-platform
- Improving compliance with the use of existing enforcement strategies
Curbway will be piloting this platform in select cities in early 2019 and will make the solution available to the entire market in the second quarter of 2019.
Curbway has assembled an executive team with deep expertise in technology, mobile payments, parking operations, and urban mobility. John Spivey is Curbway’s CEO, a seasoned entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience in executive leadership in start-up and emerging growth companies with a special emphasis on transformative software-as-a-service platforms. Charley DeBow will serve as EVP of Strategy and Partnerships after spending the last 4 years expanding mobile parking payments to over 100 cities in the U.S. Nathan Donnell will serve as EVP of Business Development, an innovative industry strategist with 20+ years of sales and management experience within the parking and mobility industries. Anthony Broad-Crawford, a global technology executive with 15+ years of experience in thought leadership, with special focus on the Urban Tech and mobility industries will serve as strategic executive advisor leading all technology. Curbway’s advisory board also consists of parking and technology experts with over 50 years of combined industry expertise.
“The curb is one of the most undervalued city assets and still operates in an analog fashion. Confusing signage, antiquated policies, and complex zoning regulations all complicate management efforts for this essential public space. Digital curb management is the single biggest transportation challenge facing municipal transportation professionals, urban planners, administrators and public policy managers. We are laser-focused on delivering a software platform that allows cities to take meaningful steps toward comprehensive, digital management of their curbs which, in turn, will yield safer streets and greener, more livable cities. We are eager to start helping cities command their curb,” said John Spivey, CEO.
Curbway is a New Orleans based mobility company lead by experts in the industry with a combined 50 years experience in parking operations, public sector and mobility. Senior management includes innovators and product designers from leading parking payment providers and technology ventures. The company is designing the next generation mobility solution for cities.
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John Spivey, CEO
Charley DeBow, EVP Strategy & Partnerships
Nathan Donnell, EVP Business Development
Jeff Hinson, Marketing Director
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