A New Curb Management Assessment

By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP

It is hard to keep up with all the new research coming out about curb-lane management! I guess this reinforces the IPMI Emerging Trends survey that ranked curb management as one of the top 10 emerging trends last year.

The latest curb lane management assessment comes from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Its Curbside Management Practitioner’s Guide provides “guidance on best practices for curb space allocation policy and implementation based primarily upon the outcomes of tested strategies. It presents a framework and toolbox for analyzing and optimizing curb space in this time of change with the aim of prioritizing and maximizing community values and safety.”

The full story can be accessed here. This website also has three supplementary case studies from San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Happy reading!

L. Dennis Burns, CAPP, is regional vice president with Kimley-Horn.

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