Managing Increased Demand for Curb Space in the City of the Future

This research directly addresses the PacTrans topics of System-wide Efficiency by supporting systems integration and optimization and Improved Reliability across Modes by developing innovative methods for managing curb lane function and curb access. The rapid rise of autonomous vehicles (AV), on-demand transportation, and e-commerce goods deliveries as well as increased cycling rates and transit use is increasing demand for curb space resulting in competition between modes, failed good deliveries, roadway and curbside congestion, and illegal parking. The research findings will improve mobility by increasing understanding of existing curb usage and provide new solutions to city officials, planners, and engineers responsible for managing this scarce resource in the future. The research team will work closely with several cities in the PacTrans region to ensure the study’s relevance to their needs, and that the results will be broadly applicable for other cities.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $360000
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      United States Department of Transportation - FHWA - LTAP

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Washington, Seattle

      433 Brooklyn Ave. NE
      Box 359472
      Seattle, WA  United States  98195-9472

      University of Idaho, Moscow

      Department of Civil Engineering
      P.O. Box 441022
      Moscow, ID  United States  83844-1022
    • Principal Investigators:

      Chang, Kevin

      Goodchild, Anne

    • Start Date: 20190916
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210915
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01723930
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Nov 27 2019 5:54PM