Dynamic Curbside Management in the Age of New Mobility and e-Commerce: Case Studies from Columbus, OH and Washington, DC

Curbside management is evolving, rapidly changing in the past decade with changes in how people are moving and increased demands on goods movement in our urban fabric. To date, there has been the concept of curbside demand management, which manifested itself as value pricing / demand-based curb pricing. With the rise of new mobility and increased e-commerce demands, curb usage has been turned on its head. Once it was about encouraging turnover at the curb on vehicle storage/parking related activities. Now the municipal challenge is how to regulate and manage dynamic curbside exchanges/transactions that are moving people and goods. How do municipalities regulate curb access for ridesourcing, On-Demand Delivery Services (ODDS), commercial freight, and other uses just pursuing access for a ‘micro-period’ of less than 15 minutes in most cases? This paper, covering case studies from Washington, DC and Columbus, OH, will discuss (1 what ‘dynamic’ curbside management is; (2 operational, planning, and policy considerations for dynamic curbside management; and (3 lessons learned and next steps in refining the state of the practice regarding dynamic curbside management.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01763892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-01526
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:14AM