Fighting for Curb Space: Parking, Bike Sharing, Urban Freight Deliveries, Ride-Hailing, and Other Users

Project Details
STATE

CA

SOURCE

RIP

START DATE

01/01/19

END DATE

12/31/19

RESEARCHERS

Miguel Jaller , Caroline Rodier, Michael Zhang

SPONSORS

National Center for Sustainable Transportation

KEYWORDS

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

Project description

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.
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