Curb Management

People sitting at small tables in a public parklet in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minneapolis Opens 2024 Parklet Season

The program supports nonprofits and other groups who want to build parklets and outdoor dining spaces on public right-of-way.

February 28, 2024 - Hoodline

Row of parked cars along curb.

Video: How Much Should Parking Cost?

Variable parking pricing can offer some of the same benefits as congestion pricing.

February 21, 2024 - Next City

Two delivery bikes riding through intersection in New York City.

New City Office Will Regulate NYC Delivery Bikes and Scooters

The department is designed to help the city regulate small delivery vehicles, manage curb space and congestion, and prepare for new technology like delivery drones.

January 30, 2024 - Bloomberg CityLab

Green painted bike lane in New York City protected by concrete planters with Citi Bike station visible in background on sidewalk.

Leading Micromobility Trends for 2024: From Urban Streets to Regional Implementation

The proliferation of micromobility as a viable transportation mode offers the opportunity for cities to reimagine how they allocate public space.

January 9, 2024 - Jim MacRae

View from street of two neoclassical buildings with narrow alley between them.

Adapting the Curb for Adaptive Reuse

The rise in conversions of office buildings to housing and other uses raises questions about curb management and parking.

January 8, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

Parking meters on Boston street.

Boston Could Introduce Parking Benefit Districts

The approach offers a way for cities to free up curb parking space while boosting revenue for local infrastructure.

November 6, 2023 - Governing

Close-up of yellow and grey smart parking meter with blurred city street in background.

More Cities are Shifting to Demand-Based Curb Parking

Largely used for free car parking, urban curb space is becoming a more precious commodity.

November 1, 2023 - CNN

Outdoor dining patio built next to a restaurant in Chicago

Chicago Mayor Proposes Permanent Outdoor Dining Program

The mayor’s proposal would create permanent rules for restaurants wanting to continue using their Covid-era outdoor dining setups or build new ones.

May 30, 2023 - Block Club Chicago

Bellevue, Washington skyline against mountains

Bellevue Issues Curb Management Plan

The plan reorients the city’s priorities from vehicle throughput and parking to transit, bike infrastructure, and other public amenities.

May 29, 2023 - The Urbanist

Orange big rig truck turning on a city street

St. Paul Proposal Would Prohibit Large Trucks From Parking on City Streets

Residents and businesses are calling for a ban on trucks, which are increasingly taking up curbside parking in the city after neighboring Minneapolis instituted a similar rule.

May 23, 2023 - Star Tribune

Two-story split lot housing in Houston, Texas with two-car garages

Houston Debates Shared Driveway Requirement

A proposed rule would require developers to build shared driveways for narrow lot projects.

May 22, 2023 - Houston Chronicle

Outdoor dining with bright green chairs on a sidewalk in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Sets Guidelines for Permanent Parklet Program

With pandemic-era parklet regulations set to expire on June 30, the city is launching a new, permanent set of guidelines for outdoor dining and other uses of curbside space.

May 3, 2023 - Baltimore Sun

Empty Parking Lot

Parking Reform Gains Momentum

More cities and states around the country are recognizing the value of eliminating parking requirements.

March 30, 2023 - Congress For New Urbanism

View of street in Chinatown, San Francisco with cars parked along curb and red Chinese lanterns hanging above street

Study: Autonomous Cars Won’t Solve the Parking Problem

In hyper-dense cities where incentives to reduce car use and eliminate parking are already high, mass adoption of AVs won’t significantly reduce parking demand.

March 26, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Pedestrianized shopping street in Santa Monica, California

Reclaiming Our Space: The Battle for Open Streets

The growth of pedestrianized spaces and car-free streets depends on a transformational shift in thinking about what—and who—public spaces and streets are for.

March 19, 2023 - The Washington Post

Outdoor dining patio in street in Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, surrounded by white picket fence

Proposed Outdoor Dining Ordinance Could Decimate L.A.’s ‘Al Fresco’ Dining

Restaurant owners say the new regulations proposed by the city for installing and maintaining outdoor dining areas would put them out of reach for many businesses.

February 9, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

Cyclist rides down green-painted bike lane in Manhattan, New York next to small businesses with colored awnings

Bike Lanes Are Good for Business. Why Don’t Business Owners Believe It?

Proposed bike lanes often come up against opposition from local merchants who believe losing street parking will hurt their business, but research repeatedly shows the opposite effect.

February 1, 2023 - Wired

Dark parking garage, empty except for one car covered with a red tarp

Advice for a Post-Parking Mandate World

After abolishing parking requirements, what can cities do to make the most of new space and revenue and avoid backlash?

November 29, 2022 - Next City

UPS delivery truck parked by urban sidewalk

Mitigating the Impacts of Delivery Services

How cities can minimize the impact of delivery vehicles on air quality and congestion through effective curb management and zero-emission delivery zones.

November 28, 2022 - The City Fix

Covered outdoor dining patio on street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Opinion: Support Citizen-Led Public Space Projects

A public space advocate outlines how Philadelphia’s city leaders could support the parklets, plazas, and other public space conversions that proliferated during the pandemic.

September 26, 2022 - WHYY

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