Curbside Parking

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

Residential garage full of home storage

Why a Third of Private Garages Don’t House Cars

With curbside parking available for free in front of most American homes, residents with private garages often choose to utilize the space for household storage. Putting a price on street parking could change that.

May 5, 2022 - Sightline

Milwaukee Avenue District in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Opinion: Repurpose Parking for Bike Lanes and Outdoor Seating

With car parking banned from two blocks of Chicago's Milwaukee Avenue on weekend nights, the city could take the opportunity to permanently adapt the space for other uses.

February 7, 2022 - Streetsblog Chicago

San Francisco Parklet

How the Pandemic Is Reshaping Cities

The social and economic upheaval of the last two years accelerated a shift in thinking about how we use public space and organize the urban realm.

January 4, 2022 - Wired

Washington, D.C. Street

Curb Space Management Finally Getting a Good Look

Cities are beginning to recognize that effective curb management is an important part of reducing congestion and ensuring equitable use of public space.

April 23, 2021 - Governing

Outdoor Dining

Imagining the Curb Zones of the Not So Distant Future

Five panelists discussed the future of curbside parking and agree that there are technological and financial incentives to change priorities for these spaces.

November 6, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

Delivery Trucks

Delivery Vehicles Cruise for Parking, but Changes Could Improve Curbside Traffic

New transportation research measures the impact of commercial vehicles as drivers search for parking on city streets.

September 8, 2020 - Citymetric

Delivery Services

Delivery Drivers Can Reserve Curb Space Ahead of Time in D.C.

An innovative pilot project is under way in Washington, D.C., which is pursuing radical steps to rethink the use of on-street curb spaces in an era of transformative transportation technology.

August 6, 2019 - The Washington Post

Westfield Mall Uber Drop-Off

New Wrinkles for D.C.'s Curb Management Program

Washington, D.C. continues its leadership in the management of curb space as transportation modes change. First, the District experimented with curb areas for ride-hailing companies; now the focus shifts to app-based delivery services.

June 27, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Car Share

300 Parking Spaces in New York City Now Saved for Car Share Companies

The city is implementing a pilot program that prioritizes shared cars.

June 4, 2018 - The New York Times

San Francisco Street

Mapping the Law of the Land: Curbside Access

More uses and modes than ever are fighting for curb space in growing cities. Here's an app to make sense of what you can do, and when, along this valued real estate.

March 21, 2018 - The Verge

Car Share

New York Parking Pilot Favors Car Share

New York is the latest city that will prioritize shared uses when it divvies up public parking spaces.

February 15, 2018 - PIX 11

Uber Lyft Departure

Do Rideshare and Goods Delivery Need Their Own Curb Space?

On some busy blocks, Uber and Lyft drivers have nowhere safe to park. Neither do parcel delivery personnel. Shared use mobility zones could address the problem.

February 1, 2018 - Eno Center for Transportation

Uber Lyft Departure

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 - CNN

Closing Time

D.C. Removes Parking Spaces to Make Room for Late-Night Ride Hailing

Fewer parking spaces, more sober rides home. Sounds like a recipe for a good night out.

October 27, 2017 - CityLab

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