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More Cities Replacing Parking With Drop-Off Zones for Ride-Hailing Companies

More than one city has ditched parking in response to the congestion and conflicts created by ride-hailing pick-ups and drop-offs .
November 21, 2017, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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CNN surveys the nation for examples of cities that are rethinking curb space in the still nascent days of ride hailing. Already, for example, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Fort Lauderdale "have unveiled test programs that rethink this precious resource," according to Matt McFarland. More specifically, the "cities are replacing commercial parking spots with reserved pickup and dropoff areas for Uber and Lyft."

San Francisco's new pilot program, for instance, "would designate dropoff zones for ridesharing services in a popular commercial corridor."

"Meanwhile, Uber recently worked with local government in Fort Lauderdale to identify hotspots for pick-ups and dropoffs on Las Olas Boulevard, a lively area with nightlife and dining," according to McFarland.

In October, Planetizen shared news of a similar program in Washington, D.C. in the nightlife neighborhood on Connecticut Avenue, near Dupont Circle.

Kristin Musulin provides additional coverage and analysis of the trend away from parking and toward drop-off zones for transportation network companies. 

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Published on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in CNN
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