Curb Management Practices and Effectiveness in Improving Safety

The research project will address how vehicles in a multimodal environment are managed and prioritized at curb loading and unloading zones between different public and private vehicles and/or use cases. The research will analyze the effectiveness of curb management practices in improving safety through reduced collisions with pedestrians and other vehicles. The research will look at current curb management practices across large and small urban areas in U.S., including use of technology, temporal management, street design and infrastructure, zoning for mode uses and prioritization, traffic monitoring, policies and regulations, permitting and monetization, and enforcement. The project will gather data and learn about safety outcomes as a result of the curb management practices in place and measure their effectiveness in reducing different kinds of collisions. Without further understanding of what constitutes effective curb management, safety outcomes at busy intersections and pedestrian activity centers may worsen the resulting number of collisions and degree of collision severity. This project explores what types of curb management practices can improve safety for all pedestrians and vehicles in multimodal environments.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $175000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center (Safe-D)

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24060
  • Project Managers:

    Glenn, Eric

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)

    400 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South
    Suite 300
    College Station, TX  United States  77845-4375
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hansen, Todd

  • Start Date: 20210101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01762506
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center (Safe-D)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747115
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 21 2021 10:32PM