Disruption from ride share companies and emerging trends in mobility have created growing demands on valuable curb space. IBI Group’s curbside management experts have developed proven strategies for cities and municipalities to support a more efficient transportation network.
Competing Curbside Needs
Access to curb space is a complex issue that involves competing demands from a number of different uses:
- On-street parking for local residents and visitors
- Dedicated delivery space for trucks and couriers making commercial deliveries
- Pick-up and drop-off spaces for ride share vehicles
- Connected and automated vehicles
- Emerging micro mobility options
Understanding Curbside Management
Without a clear understanding, management process, and communication plan for how this space is being used, the curbside can devolve into conflict, inefficiency, and frustration for everyone involved.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Toronto announced ten temporary parking and curb lane pedestrian zones in an effort to encourage physical distancing in high traffic areas around essential businesses.
The program will eventually expand to include 100 locations. IBI Group’s curbside management team developed an interactive map to help the public understand regulations that may have changed in their area.
Curbside Management Subject Matter Experts
IBI Group prepared the City of Toronto’s visionary Curbside Management Strategy, with over 50 unique potential pilot projects involving innovative parking and loading solutions. IBI Group also developed a curbside decision-making framework as part of the Oshawa Parking Study.
Traffic Operations and Safety Analyst, Transportation Engineering
Director | Senior Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering