Improving Future of the Commonwealth's Curb

Research is needed on a statewide level to determine the diverse and quickly-evolving demands to curbs in municipalities of all sizes across the Commonwealth (i.e. transportation network company (TNC), transit, micro-mobility, pedestrians, et al). The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is currently performing a Future of the Curb Planning Study. There are two main objectives: (1) To explore current demands on the curbside lane and identify strategies for repurposing and managing the curbside lane in municipalities across the Commonwealth. (2) To identify expected future demands on the curbside lane and consider how the curbside lane could be re-purposed and managed to accommodate these new demands. Such a product would demonstrate MassDOT as a national leader among state transportation agencies in the area of curb policies for communities of all sizes. Strategic curb policy could streamline highway and transit goals; complement the MassDOT Bike Plan and Pedestrian Plan; address concerns about micro-mobility service proliferation; support municipal ADA transition plan goals; and identify standards for TNC passenger pick-up/drop-off.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    10 Park Plaza
    Boston, MA  United States  02116
  • Start Date: 20191021
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20210630

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01719618
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2019 4:20PM