Miguel Jaller, Caroline Rodier, Michael Zhang
National Center for Sustainable Transportation
Curb side parking, Curbs, Cyclists, Delivery vehicles, Demand, Demand responsive transportation, Freight and passenger traffic, Loading and unloading, Pedestrians, Public transit, Ridesharing, Simulation, Spatial analysis, Trip generation, Urban areas, Vehicle sharing
In many urban areas, curb space management is a key determinant towards a sustainable transportation system as new trends in passenger and freight transportation demand require access to this limited asset. On the passenger side, in addition to efforts to increase pedestrian and bicycle traffic, and transit ridership, the advent of ride-hailing services have created a surge in curb demand. As a reference, while a few years ago, taxis represented around 1% of the vehicle trips in San Francisco, ride-hailing trips are 15% of the total today. Similarly, e-commerce growth (double-digits yearly) and residential deliveries require more curb access for freight loading/unloading activities.