Making Curb Space More Productive

Parking and mobility professionals knew this was coming: As more mobility options hit the market, competition for curb space is growing. A unique partnership in one city is trying to strike balance between users before the situation grows any more challenging.

In Cincinnati, Ohio, city officials have partnered with Mobility Lab, Uber, and consultants Fehr & Peers to develop a Curb Productivity Index, which measures who’s using the curb, their vehicle sizes, different needs, and “dwell time”–how long it takes each different user to load, unload, and vacate the space. With that and a lot of data,  the partners developed recommendations on dividing up curb space uses to make those areas two to four times more productive.

Will it work? Time will tell but the city is optimistic. Read more about their process and the challenges it encountered here.

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