Study: Curb Reservations Reduce Parking Problems, Congestion

no double parking signA three-month pilot program focusing on curb management in Washington, D.C., saw double parking, bike-lane blocking, and other parking challenges reduced when delivery drivers could reserve curb space. Double parking was reduced by 64 percent in areas where curb space could be reserved for deliveries, and fewer drivers blocked bike lanes and crosswalks to park “just for a minute.”

The pilot program ended last month and its infrastructure was dismantled, but city officials say they’re looking for the next great thing to bring similar or better results. More than 6,000 drivers used the pilot system about 15,000 times and some say they already miss it. A similar 12-month pilot launches in Columbus, Ohio, this week with one difference: Drivers will have to pay to use it. Read the whole story here.