Many cities have an incomplete idea of curb-use rules and limited understanding of group interaction. These limitations must be addressed as cities consider how to establish rules for the curb space in the future.
Current curb space allocation inventories are fragmented, scattered, paper-based, and rarely updated. Lack of organized data limits public authorities’ ability to evaluate current curb allocation and plan for more efficiency. The private sector controls most updated data, which the public sector has inconsistent access to. Curb use metrics are rarely coordinated, and results are not compiled. Many cities lack real-time parking turnover data. Automated payment apps create more available data.
With transparency and clear exchange, open data can help improve curb use. In Paris, pressure from double-parked delivery and pick-up vehicles at Paris curbs prompted the creation of an interactive and shared data set. Created to give precise locations, street view pictures, and usage rules — like flexible zone hours of operation — for goods delivery zones. Data
can be accessed online, or built directly into third party apps and services to help relieve pressure at the curb…
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